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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

Fred's gives back to emergency teams

Fred's gives back to emergency teams

Searcy.com - Each year since 2002, Fred’s Hometown Discount Stores have commemorated the fallen heroes of 9/11 through a fundraiser for the emergency teams that serve their store locations. The campaign was successful again this year, and Fred’s is donating a total chain wide of over $317,458 to local emergency teams across their regions.  More...

State holiday performances scheduled for Dec. 6-Dec. 17


More than 145 school choirs and dance troupes will fill the Capitol's marble halls with seasonal sounds for the next two weeks.

A traditional part of the Capitol's annual holiday festivities, choral and dance performances are taking place in the second floor rotunda December 6 through 17 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The most current schedule of performances, as well as group photos, can be found on Secretary of State's website at www.sos.arkansas.gov/holidays2010

The Capitol building will hold special holiday hours through New Year's Day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends to allow visitors extra time to take in the sights and sounds of the season.

Scheduled performances are as follows:

$3,000 reward offered for info on damaged cars in Searcy

Orr Chevrolet on Truman Baker Drive, Orr Toyota on Poplar and W&W Ford on E. Race sustained approximately $115,000 in damage to vehicles on their car lots. The three dealerships are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the damage.

If you have any information, contact the Searcy Police Department at 501-268-3531.

Police visit Westside Elementary

The counseling department of Westside Elementary invited three Searcy firemen and two Searcy police officers to visit with students and eat lunch in the cafeteria with some of the 4th grade boys. After lunch in the library, the guests gave motivational talks about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders and making good choices. One officer stressed “If you make good choices, good things will happen. If you make bad choices, bad will happen.” This was a powerful message in simple terms.

This particular group of Searcy leaders took the time out to inspire and encourage our students. We at Westside are looking forward to future visits and were thankful they were able to visit.

(Source: Westside Elementary)

Background on new flight pen in White County

For the first time in central Arkansas, sick and injured eagles have a safe haven in which to recover from life-threatening injuries. The facility officially opens today. However, the pen has already had several inhabitants. It was home to a bald eagle that was released in October and currently holds four red-tail hawks.

Paul is the full-time proprietor of the not-for-profit Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas at El Paso. He lives on the same property as the new flight pen, where there are also nine other smaller flight pens.

With the addition of the eagle flight pen at El Paso, there are now three flight pens fit for eagles in Arkansas. The other two are in extreme western Arkansas.

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