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Blake Phillips headed to play for the Arkansas Baptist College Bucs

Standout catcher, Blake Phillips, of the Watson Chapel Wildcats signed his letter of intent Friday morning. Phillips will further his baseball career at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. This was a proud moment for Watson Chapel’s head baseball coach Chad Cope, as he’s seen Phillips grow into the young man that he is today.

Sheridan caps of great run securing the 2016 6A state title

The Sheridan Lady Yellow Jackets ended their season on an amazing run that was capped off with a 2016 state softball championship. Sheridan (23-7) were tough all season long, and when it was time for them to play their best ball, they did just that. Saturday, the Yellow Jackets faced off against the Benton Lady Panthers (18-10) for the 6A state title, and Sheridan cruised to a victory by the score of 6-0.

2016 PRO-DAY Arkansas Future Stars Showcase successful

The bad weather held off, and the 2016 PRO-DAY Future Showcase was able to proceed smoothly. This year’s showcase featured twelve participants that displayed their talents in front of a number of college coaches, scouts, and professional scouts. PRO-DAY has continued to expand over the years, and the purpose and the production is a large reason for that.

Go God go

Stand still and know that He is God and see the salvation of Lord. Whatever battle of this life you are facing now, know it belongs to the Shepherd of our souls.

Your Best Life - The Biggest Loser

NBC has a hit with their show, “The Biggest Loser”! It’s still on, right? Like Season 163 or something …? If you couldn’t recognize sarcasm printed in black and white, suffice it to say that I’ve never agreed with the show’s concept or it’s execution.

Attacking an abscess (pus must pass)

Pus is an exudate, a protein rich fluid that includes dead white blood cells (wbc) and bacteria and or parasites. It can range in color from yellow, white, brown, to green. The color depends on the bacteria causing the infection or substances made by the wbc to kill the bacteria. A collection of pus in an enclosed space of the body is called an abscess. Abscesses are very common in the skin, but can also be found in solid organs (brain, liver, lung, etc.). Other terms for an abscess in the skin include boil, furuncle or carbuncle.

They will know us by our love

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

The Golden Lions of the diamond finsih the regular with solid victory

Finishing the regular season off strongly is always the objective when heading into the post season. It’s also always better to send your seniors out with a win on senior day instead of a loss. The 2015-2016 Western Division champion UAPB Golden Lions did just that by knocking off the Alcorn State Braves in the regular season finale at the Torii Hunter Complex by a final score of 15-6.

Heart surgery patient may be depressed

Q. My husband had heart by-pass surgery two months ago and appears to be recovering well physically. However, he’s lost interest in most of his usual activities and complains frequently about being tired and depressed, and that is not improving at all. Could his depression be related to his heart surgery?

Dissapointing loss for Pine Bluff brings season to an end

Just as in basketball, the Pine Bluff High Zebras baseball team opened up the 2016 6A state tournament squaring off against the Mountain Home Blue Bombers. However, this time around the Bombers were the ones who were celebrating in the end. Mountain Home ended Pine Bluff’s hopes of a 6A title run by defeating the Zebras by a final score of 8-6.

UCA picks apart UAPB for unchallenged win

The last non-conference game of the regular season wasn’t very pleasing for the Golden Lions. Tuesday evening, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (20-23) hosted the University of Central Arkansas (22-23), and the Bears were able to jump out and stay on top of the Golden Lions to win by a final score of 9-0.

Tips for helping Mom feel less depressed

Q. My mother is in her late 80s. She is asking me to come home and live nearby because she is depressed. I’ve begged her to take medication, but she won’t. Although I’m divorced, I have a settled life in another state. I don’t want to relocate right now. What can I do at 55 to satisfy my mother and keep my own independence?

Body image

Body image. A topic fraught with danger! While I certainly don’t have the answers to deep-seated psychological issues, I’d like to — ever so gingerly — dip a toe into these waters.