Huckabee says he’d consider VP offer

August 19, 2008 JERUSALEM (AP) - Mike Huckabee on Tuesday said he has not been approached by John McCain about being the U.S. presidential candidate's running mate. But he'd certainly consider the offer.

Costs soar for National Guard training overhaul

August 19, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Revamping the Army National Guard training program so soldiers can spend more time at home will cost at least $128 million this year, and officials say they need nearly double that

Family & Friends Briefs

August 19, 2008 Gun, knife show scheduled HIGHLAND - Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4772 will sponsor a gun and knife show at 8 a.m. Saturday at the post, located off Liberty Hill Road in Highland.

Parenting while painting

August 19, 2008 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Teenage parents combined art with learning how to care for their newborns through a new "Mommies Rock" program.

Clark, Smith accept positions at UACCB

August 19, 2008 BATESVILLE – When Laura Clark and Tammy Smith accepted new positions at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville they didn't realize they would be put to the test so quickly.

John 3:16 to present Variety Show event

August 19, 2008 CHARLOTTE - John 3:16 Ministries of Charlotte will present its annual Variety Show for Sept. 13 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.