April 17, 2014

Sparks fly

Cory Carr, a student at West Side High School in Greers Ferry, competes in the welding competition during the Arkansas SkillsUSA State Championships at the Hot Springs Convention Center Tuesday.

'Blood moon'

A composite of six photographs shows the progression of the total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, with the first photo taken at 12:51 a.m. and the last 2:40 a.m. The moon was eclipsed by the ...

Dry Run Creek offers special fishing experience

Outdoor writer and photographer Corbet Deary is featured regularly in Thursday's edition. Today, Deary writes about Dry Run Creek. While recently kicking around in the Ozarks, I happened across a small creek feeding into the Norfork River. There's nothing uncommon about small creeks feeding into our larger rivers. This little tributary, however, is much different. It has been designated to provide young anglers and disabled fishing enthusiasts with opportunities to experience the excitement of fishing ...

Bullard doubles up with OBU

PEARCY -- A special player had a special day. On her 18th birthday, Lake Hamilton senior Kori Bullard signed NCAA letters of intent Wednesday to play two sports -- basketball and volleyball -- at Ouachita Baptist University. Bullard said she chose OBU's offer over "10 to 15" others, committing verbally to the University of Arkansas before coach Tom Collen was fired and replaced by Jimmy Dykes. At OBU, Bullard joins her sister and former Lady ...

Dear editor: Thanks to marathon participants

Dear editor: Participants in the inaugural running of the Jack N Back Half Marathon on Jack Mountain, March 22, enjoyed a truly spectacular event. I would like to especially thank the founding organizers -- Dr. Dow Stough, Eric Wegner of SportFit 360 and Marisa Rodgers of the Render Creative Group -- as well as the sponsors and many volunteers, such as Dr. Tim Webb, who taxied participants to the starting line, and Lauren English, who ...

Greater St. Paul holds youth revival

The Youth Department of Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 497 Crescent Ave., will hold its 2014 Youth Revival at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. The evangelist will be Pastor DeSean Jarrett of St. John Baptist Church, in Lonoke.

Thursday's Datebook

Civic clubs Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Perkins Restaurant, Central Avenue. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Contact Tom O'Malley, president, 525-8282; Billy Joe Willis, secretary; or Wanda Thorp, treasurer, for information. Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern.