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Parthenon gets funding for water tank rehab
LITTLE ROCK — On Nov. 15, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $265,466,658 in financial assistance for 40 water and wastewater projects serving more than 233,547 Arkansans.
Santa made this appearance at a toy run in 2021. Sunday, Nov. 26 will see ABATE motorcyclists performing this year's toy run from the Harrison Square to the Elks Lodge. ABATE (Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education) is a nonprofit organization that promotes, practices and teaches motorcycle safety and awareness.
ABATE supports motorcyclists and help kids
ABATE (Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education) is a nonprofit organization that promotes, practices and teaches motorcycle safety and awareness. The group works to create advocacy for motorcyclists' rights.
Beverly and the late Carl Bear's home on Baughman Cutoff Road has delighted many with its holiday lights. The 2023
Submissions open for holiday lights contest
The 2023 Carl Bear Spirit of Christmas Home Holiday Light Show Contest is underway. Prizes for the winners include a plaque and a monetary prize.
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Sugarloaf Wastewater seeks unpaid late fees
On Monday, Nov. 21, the board of directors for the Sugarloaf Wastewater Treatment facility convened to discuss funding a new office/laboratory building following the April 26 fire due to vandalism. Plant Operator David Green updated the board on the latest status of sewer plant operations, and the board brainstormed about where the new building should be located. An issue regarding Diamond City declining to pay late fees also came up in discussions.
An array of aircraft sparked out on the tarmac, under a sunshade, at the Boone County Regional Airport. JAY COOPER/STAFF
HRO onboards certified flight instructor
The Boone County Regional Airport Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Airport Manager Judy McCutcheon provided the manager’s report along with a project engineer’s report from Aviation Project Engineer Greg Thomas. The board also hired a new Certified Flight Instructor to its team.
President and CEO of the Arkansas Bankers Association, Lorrie Trogden, (left) and President of the Emerging Leaders council for the Arkansas bankers association Duncan Bellingrath, presented the Bill Holmes Leadership Award to Mickey Manley (center). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Manley receives The Bill Holmes Leadership Award
Jason Tennant, President and Chief Lending Officer announced Mickey Belle Manley has been selected by the Arkansas Bankers Association to receive the Bill Holmes Leadership Award, in honor of former ABA President Bill Holmes (1949-2018).
I love Thanksgiving almost as much as I love Christmas. There’s just something about the family time, and the official kickoff to the whole holiday season that feels extra cozy and magical. But with the start of the season also comes more pressure, higher expectations, and countless opportunities to spend crazy amounts of money on everything from plane tickets to monogrammed organic cotton napkins. So here are five tips for keeping your expectations realistic and your spending in check throughout the holidays this year.
Matt McKinney Shelter Insurance Agency hosted a ribbon cutting with the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce recently to announce the addition of his office to Harrison. McKinney has been a Shelter agent for more than 20 years and has an office in Branson, Missouri and Green Forest.
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Ryan Blaney, foreground, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Cup at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
Ryan Blaney helps Roger Penske celebrate 1st back-to-back NASCAR championships in storied career
The playoff beard had been shaved off well before fresh-faced Ryan Blaney arrived in Nashville to celebrate his first NASCAR championship. There was no way Roger Penske would silently sit by if the …
Tiger Woods hits from the first fairway during the first round of the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club, in New Providence, Bahamas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Tiger Woods has a sloppy finish for a 75 in his return in the Bahamas
Tiger Woods made a solid return to golf until he limped home in the Bahamas. That was more about his golf than his fused right ankle. Woods dropped four shots in a three-hole stretch toward the end …
Jets' Aaron Rodgers still focused on playing again this season and perhaps before Dec. 24
Aaron Rodgers fully intends to play again this season for the New York Jets and he hasn’t ruled out being back on the field in a few weeks. The quarterback has been making a remarkably quick …

News from Yocum

December is going to be busy for this month. Last night was the Eureka Springs

Blessing of being an heir

Last week, if you can remember the day after Thanksgiving, the column was about being an heir of God and how special that is.

Area religious events

Messiah rehearsals underway

Grand larceny – robbing God

It wasn't easy being queen. So it should come as no surprise that monarchs like the late Queen Elizabeth would like to escape from London sometimes. One such occasion, the queen asked her chauffeur to take her for a ride in the country.

Keep the kindness going

You’ve picked the bones clean of that Thanksgiving Turkey, I’m sure. You are probably wishing you hid one piece of that pumpkin pie for about now. Now is when you are starting to get hungry again and actually have room for more “Thanksgiving” food.

Grubb Springs EHC Nov. report

Following a Thanksgiving potluck, Dorothy Dinnean, club president, opened the regular meeting of the
The Palette Art League Fall Festival from Flippin High School are (from left) Taylor Henley, Iris Franco and Stephanie Lowry. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Flippin students win at Palette Art Show

Several Flippin Middle and High School students won awards at the Palette Art League Fall Festival Art Show.

Barrett recognized for performance

Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC held their annual Agent Sales Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, during the week of July 24. At the meeting, the company proudly recognizes outstanding performance for a variety of
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The Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (CAM) Tribe, Ozark Branch, District #8, will host the next scheduled meeting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, with a backup date of Dec. 9 in case of snow or ice, at 1 p.m. The
Deer hunters who help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission may win a valuable prize simply for having their deer tested for chronic wasting disease.
Michael Crouch has been directing choirs in Arkansas for 37 years, 32 of which were Harrison Junior and Senior High Schools, working with singers. He is a 1985 graduate of University of Central Arkansas, where he completed his Bachelor of Music Education degree.

What’s going on

—Nov. 25: Christmas parade at Jasper, 6 p.m. Free concert at Gazebo, Brandy Baker plays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. JAPC Cornhole tournament at 12 p.m.

A-State and Arkansas hunters feeding hungry kids

JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University College of Agriculture Meat Market will partner with Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (AHFH) to produce and distribute shelf snack sticks for school children across the state in efforts to battle food insecurity.

Get your brain out of the drain

We’ve been discussing things to be thankful for. The first of the month, we mentioned the beautiful Fall leaves and how fortunate we are to live here. Then last week, we mentioned how thankful we should be for our veterans who served our nation to keep our freedoms safe and sound. I hope you agreed with those two columns. But what to do if you feel there is nothing to be thankful for?