Archive for January 2014

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We Challenge U Blood Drives on ASU Beebe and Searcy Campuses

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 16, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Arkansas State University Beebe is hosting American Red Cross We Challenge U blood drives on the Beebe and Searcy campuses. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last.
“An hour of your time [...]



What’s Left?

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Opinion

I just realized that when I retyped my 1997 story about my ride-along with the police, I wrote in the final note:  access instead of assess. Funny how those “cc’s” and “ss’s” can change the meaning of a word. Sorry - but I’m hoping those of you who read it didn’t really notice (until now)! [...]



AF Airman Sutcliffe Graduates from Basic Training

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Community

Air Force Airman Christopher A. Sutcliffe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate [...]



New Library Gets Name

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: News and Features

The White County Library Board  chose to name the new branch of the White County Library System, Goff Public Library. The name was presented at a special council meeting Monday night, Jan. 20th, and was unanimously approved by the council.
The library will hold it’s grand opening in a few weeks as work and moving nears [...]



Beebe’s K-9 “Officer Owen” Flushes Out Alleged Car Thief; Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Beebe Police Captain Eddie Cullum reported the following on the recovery of a stolen 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer and the arrest of the driver.
On Thursday, January 16th, 2014, Officer Steve Hall accomplished a traffic stop on a white Trail Blazer that was not displaying license plates at 802 Green Acres Drive. The white male driver [...]



James Rakes

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Obituary was not ready at press time but services will be: Visitation at Westbrook Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24; Memorial Service for James and his wife, Jean - who recently passed away - at Beebe First United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. - reception to follow.



Berna Sue Mash

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Berna Sue Mash Leggett, 61, of Conway, Arkansas, was born September 14, 1952, at Beebe, Arkansas to Bernard and Wilma Dean (Dove) Mash, and she died Monday, January 20, 2014.  Sue was a 1971 graduate of Beebe High School.  She graduated from beauty school and barber college.  She had a successful career in these occupations [...]



Michael Jay Whitaker

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Michael Jay Whitaker, 25, of Searcy, Arkansas was born March 11, 1988 at North Little Rock, Arkansas to Forrest and Judy Whitaker. Michael went to be with the Lord Friday, January 17, 2014. He graduated from Springdale High School in 2006. Michael loved participating in Special Olympics, particularly bowling. He loved boating on Lake Quachita, [...]



Pauline (Watson) Starr

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Mrs. Pauline (Watson) Starr entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  She was born February 25, 1921.  Her husband of 70 years, Grady Starr and parents Lawrence Watson and Grace (Tharp) Watson precede her in death.  She leaves behind sons Donald (Linda), Larry (Suzanne), Mike (Janie) and daughter Sonia Spigner (Tom); loving grandchildren Don, [...]



Frank Price

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Frank Price, 85, of Searcy, Arkansas was born November 7, 1928 at Hickory Plains, Arkansas to Frank and Tillie (Alverson) Price, and he departed this life Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  His career with the U.S. Air Force included service during the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He retired with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and [...]