abusers are putting a strain on area emergency rooms, including
Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville.
abuse puts drain on local hospitals
While the number of meth-amphetamine busts dropped by almost 50
percent last year in Arkansas, meth-related hospital admissions
continue to climb. [FULL
seizures decline in 2005
Detectives with the White County Sheriff's Department say they see
changing trends in the production of methamphetamine, but not necessarily
a reduction in use. [FULL
get building funds
County Special School District officials, told previously that the
district's fiscal-distress designation disqualified it from transitional
facilities repair funds, learned Monday that the state had conditionally
approved reimbursements totaling about $264,000.
confident they can ease woes
first two candidates interviewing with the school board for the
Pulaski County Special School District's superintendent position
feel they have the experience to help solve the district's many
Self praises deployed airmen
Gen. Kip Self, commander of the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock
Air Force Base, praised 100 airmen due home Sunday from a four-month
deployment to Iraq and 500 airmen deploying over the next several
names Citizen of Year
Cabot's new Citizen of the Year, named Friday during the annual
Chamber of Commerce banquet, is a 43-year-old native who says he
takes a lot of pride in making sure the city where he grew up is
growing as it should.
official a big hit at chamber banquet
As outgoing Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce chairman Mark Perry
passed the gavel to John Farrell, chamber members and guests in
the fully-packed community center Tuesday night enjoyed hearing
from keynote speaker Walt Coleman.
Holmes rides "Commanche," a Palomino horse, as Jane Jarman
leads the horse and therapist and Allied Therapy employee Mary Beth
Stivers walks along side them.
not unusual to see horses in Ward, but this spring some very special
horses will be working in a covered arena just off Peyton Road.
The horses are part of Beyond Boundaries Equine Assisted Therapy
Center, a non-profit organization using horses in therapy for children
with disabilities. [FULL
guard Airic Hughes drives baseline for two of his 14 points last
Friday during the Red Devils' 62-51 win over West Memphis.
JHS dominates Blue Devils
The Jacksonville Red Devils took care of West Memphis last Friday
night with surprising ease, beating the Blue Devils 62-51 at home
to move to 3-2 in conference play and into a tie for third place
in the brutally tough AAAAA-East conference. The game was not without
its moments of excitement, but that drama was short-lived.
quickness too much for FC girls
IN SHORT: The
Cabot girls were just too quick and had too much depth for Forrest
City's Lady Mustangs to overcome Friday night at Mustang Arena.
Cabot improved to 15-3 for the year and 5-0 in the AAAAA-East Conference
by taking a 72-55 win over the Lady Mustangs, who fall to 9-6 overall
and 2-3 in the conference.
work of Panther art
IN SHORT: Donna
Williams, an art teacher at Cabot Middle School North, recently
completed a month-long painting project depicting the school district's
emblem and mascot on the walls of the board of education room in
the Administration Building, 602 North Lincoln.