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Wes Moore continues Harding University distinguished lecture series

Wes Moore continues Harding University distinguished lecture series

SEARCY, Ark. — Approximately 700 people attended the second presentation of Harding University’s American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Nov. 3 with author Wes Moore. The message of his presentation, titled “Potential of Education for Transformational Impact,” encouraged students to use their skills, knowledge and passions to make a difference in the world.

“’What is your major?’ is not the most important question you will ever be asked. ‘Who did you fight for?’ is,” Moore said. “Higher education is defined by your ability to take the things that you have learned to make it matter to someone else besides yourself that you were even there.”

A decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEdU, Moore shared moving stories about his friends and family making a difference in the world, and he revealed some insight into one of his New York Times best-selling books — “The Other Wes Moore.”

Searcy Armory hosting annual Winter Art Show and Sale

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -  The Creative Arts Society will be having there annual " Winter Art Show and Sale" at the Searcy Armory on November 14.

There will be artists from all over Arkansas and surrounding states offering works of paintings ( in oil, watercolor, acrylics, and  mixed mediums ), ceramics, wood turnings, stained glass and other forms of fine art.

The Diagnostic Learning Center of Searcy will beselling barbeque from Whistle Stop Barbeque and other refreshments. There will be live entertainment and a painting donated to the White County Cancer Center in remembrance of Rosalinde Gilpin. 

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Searcy eager for new burger joint

Searcy eager for new burger joint

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The town of Searcy can expect to see the opening of a new burger restaurant on September 14. 

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, owned by Louis and Shannon Froud and operated by Billie Pritchett, will open its doors to the Searcy community on Monday, September 14. It will be located at 212 E. Beebe Capps Expy. 

“We’ve found success in business, but with Hwy 55 we feel we can help shape young people in a positive way,” said Shannon Froud.

Louis and Shannon have signed a contract to bring 30 Hwy 55 restaurants to Arkansas over the next decade, adding an estimated 750 jobs to the state.

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will host an ASU-Searcy Information Expo on Tuesday, July 21; Thursday, July 30; and Wednesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.   

Do you want a second chance at college, obtain your GED, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships. A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

ASU-Searcy serves a range of students from high school, through the Regional Career Center or concurrent classes, to non-traditional students earning certificates or associate degrees.

Practical nursing classes deadline extended to June 30

Practical nursing classes deadline extended to June 30

SEARCY, Ark. (ASU-Beebe) - Applications are being accepted for the practical nursing classes located at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe. 

Students may choose to attend full-time day classes at the Searcy campus, or part-time night and weekend classes at the Heber Springs campus.

The final application deadline for Fall 2015 has been extended to June 30, or until available seats are filled.

For more information, contact the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Division secretary at (501) 882-8822 or email albanks@asub.edu; or the Division Chair at 501-882-8811 or email mkmcclanahan@asub.edu; or view the website at www.asub.edu

Beebe's 4th of July Extravaganza

Beebe's 4th of July Extravaganza

BEEBE, Ark. (KTHV) - Get ready for live entertainment, giant waterslides, free food and a firework display at the 4th of July Extravaganza in Beebe. 

On Saturday, July 4 the town of Beebe will hold its largest community event of the year. Festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Beebe ballpark. Live entertainment including local artists 302 Main, Victoria Taylor, 90 Proof and the Luke Williams Band will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will also be three giant waterslides for all ages to enjoy during the celebration along with face paintings and temporary tattoos. 

Free ice cream, drinks and popcorn will be provided by the City of Beebe, and Beebe civic groups and churches will bring the food. 

To avoid the hassle of parking, there will be a shuttle service available from ASU-Beebe Owen center parking lot to the ballpark beginning at 4 p.m.