Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL

Easter Seals’ Arkansan of year Frank Hickingbotham (right) shows an Easter lily to Riley McClanahan, 4, and Riley’s father, Robert McClanahan, after a news conference Thursday at the Arkansas Easter Seals office in Little Rock. Hickingbotham was named the 2003 Arkansan of the Year by Easter Seals and will be honored at a dinner March 27 at the Statehouse Convention Center.