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Student competes at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered recently in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference. The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.” White Hall High School students Corin Reed and Candace Casey along with their advisers Mika Bishop and Sheri Deaton, were among them.

White Hall UMC plans fish fry Friday

First Friday fish fry will be held at White Hall United Methodist Church, 300 Church Drive, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu includes fish, chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beans, trimmings, drinks and homemade desserts. Dine in or carry out, prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information contact Tim Pollett at 870-692-7370

Finally, we cut the umbilical…err…television cord!

Giving up my full time job meant cutting corners. We've switched to a less expensive cell phone carrier and our new hobby is comparison shopping. We are avid collectors — and users — of coupons and sales circulars. We don't eat out as much as we used to think we had to and we have drastically reduced our affinity for impulse buys.

A spiritual quest?

I am walking across the desert in a red robe. Beneath my feet, sand sparkles and ripples, as if it were lovely waves of windswept sea. I don't have the slightest idea what waits ahead.