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Harding University commencement exercises set for December 18

Harding University commencement exercises set for December 18

Approximately 350 graduates will receive diplomas at Harding University commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. on campus in Benson Auditorium.

Graduates include students from the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Religion, Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, College of Communication, Cannon-Clary College of Education, Carr College of Nursing, College of Sciences, and the Honors College, as well as the Physician Assistant Program.

Keynote speaker will be Roy Reaves, chairman and chief executive officer of the Central Division of Liberty Bank of Arkansas.

Reaves, a 1965 Harding graduate, earned an MBA from University of Arkansas and graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1975. He started his banking career with National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, Tenn., and left for First National Bank in Searcy in 1971. He has since served as CEO for Arkansas banks in Nashville, Marshall, Gurdon and Russellville.

9th annual Christmas tree Gallery of Dreams at Harding Place

9th annual Christmas tree Gallery of Dreams at Harding Place
From: Dec 7th, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
To: Dec 7th, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
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The 9th annual Christmas Tree Gallery of Dreams is once again under way at Harding Place at 801 South Benton in Searcy. 


Enjoy refreshments while getting a peek at the dozens of beautifully decorated trees on display.  Celebrate the spirit of the season by bringing a gift to place under the tree of your choice.  Gifts will benefit the foster children of White County.  Open house is 5-7 p.m.

Harding art and design department hosts fine art show honoring seniors

Harding art and design department hosts fine art show honoring seniors

The Harding University Art and Design department will host a fine art exhibit showcasing the work of graduating seniors in the Stevens Art Building Dec. 5-17.  

The senior fine art show features artists Erin Powell, Leslie Stackpole, Samantha Switzer, Todd Taylor, and Andrew Thompson. Their work includes a wide variety of pieces including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, drawings, watercolor, sculpture, pottery and much more.

Guests are encouraged to park in the parking lot by the cafeteria at the intersection of Center and Grand and walk down the brick walkway to the Stevens Art Building for easiest access. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 501-279-4426.

Source: Harding University

Students learn about detective work with Searcy Police

Detective Brian Wyatt and School Resource Officer Rachel Smith spoke to the 8th grade Career Orientation Class on Wednesday at Ahlf Junior High School.

The students were able to hear about crime scene investigations and were able to participate by lifting fingerprints.

The students were informed about the training and preparation that goes into a career in law enforcement.

(Source: Searcy Police Dept.)

Food Drive to benefit White Co. seniors

The White County Aging Program (Meals on Wheels) will be hosting a Food Drive to benefit Senior Citizens of White County. The event will be held on Friday December 3rd from 3-6pm and Saturday December 4th from 10am - 3 pm.

Non perishable food purchased from ANY store will be accepted. For more information, please contact Scott Smith of White County Aging at 501-268-2587 or email him at scottsmith.wcap@gmail.com

(Source: White County Aging Program)

Adopt a Senior in Searcy

The White County Aging Program is sponsoring an Adopt-A-Senior program. Between November 1 and Dec. 20, come to the John Lightle Center 2200 East Moore Ave Searcy Arkansas ( 501 268-2587). Pick up a wish list from for a Senior and purchase what you can return the gift to our center and we will deliver it or take it to the Senior yourself. This is kinda like the Angel tree program but it is for our Senior Citizens of White County our Meals on Wheels Clients fill out the wish list, our Congregate Clients fill them out, our Volunteers also. When they fill out a wish list it comes to me and folks come in our building and pick out a list and they " Adopt" that Senior and get what they can for them. (Source: White County Aging Program)

AHTD to hold public meeting in Searcy

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement meeting in Searcy to discuss a proposed extension of Highway 13, according to AHTD officials.

Plans call for constructing an extension of Highway 13 on new location in southwest Searcy that would begin at Highway 267 and continue northward to Highway 36.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Valley Baptist Church, 3328 Highway 36 West, in Searcy. 

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.

(Source: Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept.)