Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 presented Vietnam War veteran George Richardson of Lonoke County with a Quilt of Valor on Tuesday, which was Flag Day. The quilt was sewn by Pat Hensley.

American Legion meetings June 23

Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 in Cabot and its auxiliary unit will hold their monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at 600 N. Grant St. Anyone interested in joining is invited to visit the Post or call 501-203-5715.

Ham-radio club meeting on July 17

The Small Town Amateur Radio Service, a ham-radio club known as STARS, will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 600 N. Grant St. in Cabot. For more information, email Scott Berrier at or visit the group’s Facebook page, #Cabot STARS Club (W5STR).

Veterans’ food pantry open Saturday

Feed the Veterans Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at 1212 S. Second St. in Cabot. It is open to veterans and their family members who are under the age of 18. A DD 214 and a photo ID or a military identification card or a V.A. card are required to receive food.

Sylvania Cemetery Board meeting on Monday in Ward

The Sylvania Cemetery Board will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the Sylvania Church Fellowship Hall, 2419 Hwy. 321 North in Ward.

ASU-Beebe offers free classes to catch up in math and reading

Arkansas State University- Beebe will host a Summer Success program designed to help students improve their math and English Accuplacer scores. This free program helps students improve their college placement test scores, so they are able to test out of developmental coursework. Students will also earn college credit for Principles of Academic Success III, which is an introduction to college […]

Police Reports

JACKSONVILLE * Sophia Wilson, 24, of 119 Roosevelt Road, was arrested on May 31 on drug charges after allegedly threatening to shoot her neighbor. Police went to Wilson’s house at 8 p.m. and took her into custody. Earlier in the day, at 12:17 p.m., the victim said Wilson was outside her house and said she would shoot her. Wilson allowed […]

JHS grads in Hall of Fame

Softball standouts all played for Red Devils in the late 1960s and 70s.

Three Jacksonville High School graduates Cheryl Carpenter, Debra Dilbeck and Karen Johnson were inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame during a ceremony last month at Dickey Stephens Park in North Little Rock. All three played softball as teammates. They were on the top teams in the states coached by Sammy Ashabranner and Phil Bradley. Carpenter said, “It was […]

Atwoods Ranch & Home opens in Cabot

ATWOODS Ranch and Home has opened a new store at 2475 W. Main St. in Cabot, with grand opening events slated today through Sunday. Doors open at 7 a.m. Wednesday. “Serving homeowners, ranchers, and hobby farmers for the past 62 years, ATWOODS offers nationally known name brands alongside assortments of unique items seldom found anywhere else. It has a fun, […]

Valor quilt for veteran

Vietnam War veteran Lt. Commander George Richardson of Lonoke County was recognized on Tuesday, Flag Day, with a Quilt of Valor from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 Greater Little Rock office in Jacksonville. Richardson, 75, had a 25-year-career in the military and is now battling cancer. He enlisted in the Navy in 1964. Richardson was on the USS Fletcher […]