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Andrew Clayton Bradford

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Andrew Clayton Bradford, 99, of McRae, passed away March 15, 2012. He was born December 8, 1912. Survivors include two sons, Ladus and Finis Bradford of Beebe; one daughter, Linda Minyard of Searcy; one brother, Ernie Bradford of McRae. Services and funeral March 17, 2012 at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, burial in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Four Drug-Related Arrests

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Beebe Police Captain Eddie Cullum reported that on March 10th, at 11:30 p.m., the Beebe Police Department was notified of suspicious activity taking place at a vacant residence located at 302 South Lemon Street. Beebe Patrol Officers Brett Shippee, John Weeks and Robert Puckett responded to the scene.  The officers located three men inside the [...]

Otha Wayne Duncan

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Otha Wayne Duncan, 66, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away March 12, 2012. He is survived by one brother, Gary Duncan of Beebe; three sisters, Betty Sue Peggy  and  Mary Beth Donathan of Ward. Memorial service March 17, 2012, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

Donna Lorene Alexander Smith

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Donna Lorene Alexander Smith, 67, of Marion, AR passed away March 16, 2012. She was born July 14, 1944. Survivors include her husband Larry F. Smith, five sons, James , Tony, Mike, Brian  and Derreck. One daughter, Teresa Smith of Beebe. Services March 20, at Cypress Creek Church of the Nazarene. Interment at Crittenden Memorial [...]

Betty Weir

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Betty Weir, age 75, of McRae, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  She was born October 3, 1936 in McRae,. She is survived by one son, Danny; one daughter, Donna of McRae; six grandchildren, Michael, Shannon Marshall of Beebe, Taylor, Kayla , Anna Belle Stout of Beebe, and Porter Hickey. Services March 15. Interment at Weir [...]

Freda Lackey

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Freda Lackey, 61 of Beebe, passed away March 15, 2012. She was born May 5, 1950. She is survived by her husband Albert Lackey of Beebe; four children Richard Lackie, Gary Lackie of Beebe, Chris Lackey of Beebe and Tammy Nicholson of Austin. Graveside services  March 17, 2012 at 16th Section Cemetery in Austin.

What’s Left?

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Opinion

One bad thing about writing a weekly column is that you can think of what you want to write about - then you start pondering it and you think, “Have I already written about this?”  But I figure, if I can’t remember - maybe you can’t either.
All this to talk about my daily dog show. [...]


Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

  There were no injuries when this delivery truck cut the corner at ASU-Blvd. and W. Mississippi Street next to Simmons First Bank Tuesday morning. The truck moved over to allow a car to pass, according to driver Jack Pittenger of Sanders Supply in No. Little Rock. Area business owners say that this is not [...]

Badger Elementary School Holds Canned Food Drive

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Education

Badger Elementary School recently received a canned food donation from Bill Handley and clients of Edward Jones in Beebe.  The school currently assists students with a backpack program sponsored through the Rice Depot. Depending on need, these students take food home on either a weekly or daily basis.  With the downturn of the economy, the [...]

Geography is Everywhere by Elise Schlosser

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Education

Animal Geography & Controversy
I have said I will discuss animal geography quite often as it is one of my favorite sub-disciplines of geography.  As a quick reminder, animal geography is anything that involves the human – animal relationship and its effect in a given environment, a cultural landscape.  In other words; how animals and people [...]