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Chester and Becky Brown, Cabot Church of Christ, present a $10,000 donation to the school district in support of the backpack program, to ensure children who rely on school meals have sufficient food during weekends. She recalled presenting the idea of helping feed children, “and they were all for it.” A few years ago the focus changed to changed from collecting the supplies to raising funds for the supplies. This is the largest donation of all, she said. From left, school board president Donna Nash, Pastor Chuck Ball, Becky Brown, Chester Brown, Tony Thurman. Photo Ed Galucki

Panic button, reserved parking, backpack donation at school board meeting

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

High-tech “panic button,” a record donation, bragging rights on students and reserved parking and seating were among the issues considered at the Aug. 18 meeting of the Cabot School Board.


Tentative future of West Main Street, from Northport Drive to Arkansas Highway 5, is to possibly become a four-lane, raised median roadway, shown in a graphic from the access management plan under consideration by the Cabot Planning Commission. Early suggestions would reduce the number of median breaks, combing Nos. 3 and 4 in the same general area; the dashed lines are possible new roads, linking to a fourth interchange with U.S. Highway 67/167.

Plans begun for four-lane section of West Main Street

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

The first step of developing West Main Street, from Northport Drive to Arkansas Highway 5, into a divided roadway was taken at the Aug. 25 meeting of the Cabot Planning Commission. Chairman James...

Cabot’s John Dodd was named Honorary Chair of the 2015 Autism Speaks for Arkansas Walk. Dodd, with daughter Lauren who has been diagnosed as autistic, and wife, Tiffany, have become involved in efforts to raise awareness of autism and support research. Photo Ed Galucki

Dodd named Honorary Chair of 2015 Autism Speaks of Arkansas Walk

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

Autism Speaks of Arkansas announced Monday that John Dodd of Cabot has been named honorary chair of the 2015 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

“It was a huge honor not only for me, but...

Too late to stop now, elevator work must go on

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

Who was supposed to do what and when was it to have been done made for lengthy discussion of a nearly $20,000 change order for the courthouse elevator. But it came down to, the bill must be paid,...

Austin moving on with census

Sep 01, 2015 6:09pm

Routine dominated at the Aug. 24 meeting of the Austin City Council, with the police, fire and public works reports being the main business. However, the time was used to tell the council members...

Volunteers needed for cleanup at Toltec Mounds Park

Sep 01, 2015 6:09pm

Toltec Mound Archeological State Park annual fall litter pickup will be 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 12, in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign...

Reed’s Bridge at Civil War Round Table

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table and Lonoke County Museum members will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Lonoke County Museum, 215 SE Front St. (U.S. Highway 70), Lonoke.

Tommy Dupree, of...

Cabot student featured in AETN ‘Student Selects 2015’ premiere

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

The work of Arkansas’s next generation of filmmakers will be showcased in “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2015” airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) beginning...

Canoe, kayak at Toltec Mounds Park

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

An introduction to canoeing and kayaking will be led by a park interpreter at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, 490 Toltec Mounds Rd., at Scott. The session will be 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 5...

CASA Champions for Children banquet

Sep 01, 2015 3:09pm

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lonoke County will host the annual fundraising dinner and auctions, 6 p.m., Sept. 22, at the Cabot National Guard Readiness Center, 300 Commerce Park Dr...