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Harding hosts homeschooling convention

Harding hosts homeschooling convention

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Education Alliance, a division of Family Council, is hosting its thirteenth annual Arkansas Home School Convention in Searcy at Harding University this weekend, May 20 through 21.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

Smart choices, better chances

Smart choices, better chances

The Southwest Middle School sixth graders will be graduating from the Smart Choices, Better Chances program on Friday, May 13 at 8:15 a.m. in the SWMS cafeteria. The Searcy Police Department will be there to present certificates and t-shirts to those that participated in the program.

Photo: SPD cares

Photo: SPD cares

SEARCY, Ark. -- Officer Don Davis, of the Searcy Police Department, spoke to a group of foster parents and children’s home administrators from around Central Arkansas on Saturday, April 16. Topics included methamphetamine decontamination and drug identification. The class was held at the College Church of Christ and provided resources for the many adults trying to help the youth in our communities.

Harding host bridal show April 30

Harding host bridal show April 30

SEARCY, Ark. — Associated Women of Harding and Classic Fare Catering will host Bridal Showcase at Harding University Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is $5.

Vendor displays will be set up in the American Heritage Center Founders Room and will include florists, fashion, cakes, photographers, salons, jewelers, travel, registries, printing and several others. There will be a bridal fashion show at 2:30 p.m. in the American Heritage Auditorium, and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon in Cone Chapel. Door prizes will also be given away at the event.

For more information, contact Harding University Alumni Relations at 501-279-4276 or toll free at 800-477-4312 ext. 1. Email Bonnie Manor at bmanor@harding.edu.

All proceeds will be donated to the AWH Scholarship Funds at Harding University.

Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

FERNDALE, Ark. -- When my great-grandmother became increasingly ill a few years back, my parents scrambled to find care for her. If we'd known about the types of resources that the Arkansas Gerontological Society made available, we might have had a smoother transition in her final weeks.

The AGS had their Spring Conference in the last week of March, and I went down to have a look. Vendors like AARP, The Longevity Center, the Arkansas Health Care Association, Amedisys Home Health and others made themselves available to answer questions and consult with the public. I had a nice chat with Tiffany of Alzheimer's Arkansas, and sat in on the AGS awards ceremony.

Folks from all over the state came to network with each other and discuss caregiving for the elderly. More information is available at www.agsociety.org.

Searcy author hosts book signing event

Searcy author hosts book signing event


WHEN: 4-16-11

TIME: 1 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tangerine Turtle, 3402 E. Race Ave., Searcy, AR 72143

WHAT: Marsee', a resident of Searcy, AR, will be available to sign copies of her Christian Children's book, Samuel and the Rainbow.

Sometimes it seems like it will never stop raining. Especially for Samuel, who can't go outside to play with his friends. He tries to have some fun indoors, but his sister won't let him join her tea party, and his brother won't let him play with his train. What else is there for a little squirrel to do? When Samuel's mother suggests that he visit Grandpa Squirrel, he does so, learning a valuable lesson about the importance of rain and the meaning of a rainbow.