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William “Thad” Norman

May 30th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

William “Thad” Norman of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2013.  He was born to William and Diane Norman September 15, 1972.
Funeral was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Union Valley Baptist Church, with burial in Grissard Cemetery.  Arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home.  www.SmithFamilyCares.com



What’s Left?

May 30th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Opinion

School is out for the summer - the heat is on - about 80+ today and things are as they should be for this end of May 2013. Isn’t it nice when things are as they should be?  I never realized when I was younger how important it was for things to be “as they [...]



Parents of Beebe School Children Need Not Worry - There Are Storm Shelters for All Beebe School Children

May 30th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

BY
LEE “CAT” McLANE
Editor/Publisher
In an interview last week with Beebe School Superintendent Dr. Belinda Shook, she explained the number and size of the storm shelters available for Beebe School students and staff.
“As of June 2013, we will have four shelters; enough for every student and staff member,” Dr. Shook stated.
The year of completion and square footage [...]



BHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Meet with Governor and First Lady

May 30th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Education

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Antioch Alumni and Dr. Ruth Couch Completing History of Antioch School

May 30th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Alumni from the Antioch School have been working over the past several months with Dr. Ruth Couch on recording the history of the Antioch School. The work, entitled “Academic Americana: Memories of a Rural School” will be printed in its entirety in The Beebe News - in several parts - in the coming weeks. The [...]



Girls Summer Basketball Camp

May 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: Sports

Coach Richey and his staff will be holding a girls basketball camp, for girls entering the 1st grade through girls entering the 7th grade, on June 6th and June 7th at the High School Gym.
The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. daily. The cost of the camp will be $40.00 and will [...]



Harry Scott (Scotty) Dace

May 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Harry Scott (Scotty) Dace of El Paso Arkansas, died Monday, May 13th, 2013 at the Conway Regional Health Center. He was 81. Born July 14, 1931 he was the third son born to Harry and Harriett (Bond) Dace of Little Rock. In recent years he had been a farmer. Previously he worked for Orgill Brothers [...]



Dianna Sue Collins Manning Smith Free

May 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Dianna Sue Collins Manning Smith Free, 71, of Romance, Arkansas, died Sunday, May 19, 2013.  Family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.  Graveside service will be  1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Romance Cemetery.  Arrangements by Westbrook, a Smith Family Funeral Home.  www.SmithFamilyCares.com



Riverfest 2013 Starts May 24

May 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Riverfest 2013,  will be held May 24-26 along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The state’s largest festival will feature top headline musical acts and many exciting extras at no additional cost.
“For the 36th year, Riverfest 2013 has filled a three-day weekend with outstanding musical acts, [...]



Massive EF5 Tornado Devastates Moore, OK

May 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

In a mid-afternoon disaster, an EF5 tornado  (winds 200 mph plus) with a radius of about 1.3 miles and 17 miles long struck the city of Moore, OK - a suburb of Oklahoma City around 3 p.m. Monday, May 20th. The storm leveled two elementary schools as well as homes, businesses and severely damaged a [...]