FOOTBALL SEASON RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER: Twelve high school teams and seven junior high teams competed in the inaugural Garrett Uekman Memorial 7-on-7 Tournament this past weekend at War Memorial Stadium. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Garrett Uekman Foundation. Uekman, a former tight end at Little Rock Catholic and the University of Arkansas, died in November because of an enlarged heart. The foundation raises money to support heart disease research and education and provides scholarships to student athletes.
Occupy Little Rock spokesman Greg Deckelman was arrested along with three others last Wednesday when they refused to leave the parking lot at Fourth and Ferry Streets that had been home to the Occupy Little Rock camp before their camping permit from the city had expired. Deckelman has said he'll file a civil rights lawsuit.
Members of the Rodney Block Collective at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner of the Arkansas Democratic Party, including Little Rock trumpeter and band leader Block (right), crowd in for a photo with former president.
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.
The Broadway Bridge was closed to traffic on Wednesday to allow its demolition and replacement by a new bridge. The so-called "basket-handle arches" being assembled in the Arkansas River are part of the new span, which is projected to be complete by March 2017.
The Observer is a known and incorrigible haunter of thrift stores. Some weekends, with Spouse in tow, we'll make the rounds of every Goodwill store in three counties, driving them on a carefully pre-planned circuit so we can stop midway and get coffee at our favorite little place.