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Creekside nursing home residents evacuated

YELLVILLE — The massive amount of rainfall that swept through Marion County early Wednesday morning caused massive flash flooding in several communities with the hardest hit in Yellville.

Floods inundate Marion County

Although no injuries or fatalities are reported from last night’s heavy rainfall, Yellville, Flippin and other Marion County areas are picking up the pieces following flooding that happened in  the early morning hours.

Personal treatment for patients at Mission: Ozark Wellness

JASPER — The U.S. Department of Defense in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District is presenting Ozark Wellness Innovative Readiness Training through July 25. This is a clinic providing medical, behavioral health, dental, optical and veterinary care at no cost.

NAC board approves two hirings

The North Arkansas College Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting Thursday, July 11, and acted on three items on its agenda.
National Ag Law Center Staff Attorney Brigit Rollins says the Chevron deference decision spawns more questions than answers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SCOTUS Chevron decision spawns "more questions than answers"

LITTLE ROCK — Effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Chevron deference” decision on agriculture and environmental law — such as the definition of Waters of the United States — may take years to play out, said Brigit Rollins, staff attorney with the National Agricultural Law Center.

VA reports crisis line strong at two year mark

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two years ago, the launch of "Dial 988 then Press 1" made it easier than ever for veterans and their loved ones to access the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Crisis Line. In these past two years, VCL has answered more than 1,638,138 calls, representing a 22.7% increase in calls per day since the launch. This means that more veterans than ever are getting the support they need from caring, qualified responders during times of crisis.

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Shelter Insurance case set for trial

A case against the Shelter Insurance company will move forward to trial after a decision filed in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday, July 15.

Mountain Home woman drowned over weekend

According to an incident report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 63 year-old Julia Monroe from Mountain Home drowned in the White River on Saturday, July 13. She had been swimming near the North Fork of the river in Ozark County, Missouri.

Night swims make for cooler Tuesdays

Night Swim Tuesdays are underway at the public pool in Harrison. Cooling off in the water doesn't have to end just because the sun is setting. The pool will be open to the public for these longer days from noon all the way to 9 p.m. — three hours later than usual. The last two Tuesdays of extended hours are coming up on July 23 and 30. There will be a pool concession stand serving up hot dogs and more.
The YONDR cell phone pouch and magnetic system. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Valley Springs trying make high school cell-phone free

VALLEY SPRINGS — The Valley Springs School District is taking the leadership role in the region on doing something about student cell phone use during school hours.
Harrison's Alcohol Beverage Control board meets in the City Hall conference room. From left, clockwise: City CFO Luke Feighert; ABC board members —councilman Joel Williams and Howard Braymer; city attorney Nancy Cartwright; ABC board member Mayor Jerry Jackson, executive assistant to the mayor Christeen Waters, city clerk James White, and ABC board member Gwen Hoffman. LORETTA KNIEFF / STAFF

Alcohol Beverage Control board meetings continue

On Wednesday, July 10, Harrison’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board met again to continue working with a new provisional alcohol sales permit licensing process.

News from Lead Hill

We lucked out over the 4th of July weekend, weather wise that is. On July 3, my cousin Carolyn, daughters Darlene and Nancy and myself enjoy fireworks at the Golf course with a wonderful crowd. Everyone was so generous to donate to the Fireworks. We appreciate Wayne and Shar for the effort it took to put on this event.

Boone County Senior Wellness and Activity Center menu

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Boone County Library Corner

Stop by the Mezzanine and check out the art the Harrison Art League has on display.

Offices open, elections soon

As elections approach, potential candidates who have not already begun taking steps to run are encouraged to get started now. Early voting will begin on October 21 and end on November 4, 2024.

Brief council meeting held

Harrison City Council had a brief meeting of committees on Thursday, July 11 beginning at approximately 6 p.m. lasting approximately 15 minutes. Items addressed at the meeting included:
The statewide gas price average in Arkansas was $3.08 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel on Thursday, according to the AAA Arkansas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is flat compared to that day last week and is three cents less per gallon compared to that day last year.
Hello friends… Lately I have been reminded of this encouraging quote from Betty Reese: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” All of the projects that have shaped our community started small and gained momentum over time.
BENTONVILLE — Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) has announced that in June 2024, the airport had 108,777 enplaned passengers — the most ever recorded in a single month in XNA history and the first time XNA has surpassed 100,000 enplanements in a single month.
Local Sports
Farmington outlast a frantic Pea Ridge comeback
CONWAY — Two out rallies are really fun to watch.
Har-Bers are crowned kings of 6A
CONWAY — The Springdale Har-Ber baseball game against Rogers completed an all Northwest Arkansas diamond sport finals in Class 6A.
Gosnell reigns supreme in Class 3A baseball
CONWAY — Thirty-four years is a long time between state titles.
Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko speaks during Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas A&M not as noisy, which is good for the Aggies since Mike Elko replaced Jimbo Fisher

There is already a much different feel around Texas A&M with new coach Mike Elko. The focus is back on football, without all of the noise that surrounded the program last year. Elko was hired away …
Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve, center, ask for a challenge during a WNBA basketball game against the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, June 27, 2024. In her dual role as coach and president of basketball operations, Reeve has been trying to bring the four-time WNBA champion club back to title contention after some recent rough seasons. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Cheryl Reeve is enjoying and fueling the good vibes with the Lynx as the Olympic break arrives

This season with the Minnesota Lynx has been as enjoyable as ever for Cheryl Reeve. That's high praise from a coach with four WNBA championships and the longest continuous tenure in league history. …
Kyle Larson steers his car out of Turn 4 during a NASCAR Cup Series race, Sunday, June 23, 2024, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Kyle Larson makes another trip to Indianapolis as Brickyard 400 returns to speedway's oval

Kyle Larson's double attempt in May drew the attention of racing fans everywhere. His return visit to Indianapolis comes Friday — back on the historic 2.5-mile oval. Yes, less than two months after …
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani heads to first as he lines out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 5, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers and Cubs open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo March 18, rest of league starts March 27

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Shohei Ohtani will open the 2025 season in Tokyo against the Chicago Cubs on March 18 and the Athletics will start the home portion of their first season in Sacramento …

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Area vacation Bible schools

From July 29-31, Harrison Faith Church will be hosting a vacation Bible school. Services will start at 6 p.m. and go through 8:30 p.m. The Theme is Scuba: Diving into friendship with God. July 31 will be family night. There will be bounce houses, animal balloons, face painting, cotton candy, a snow-cone truck, and dinner as well.

Debuque named director of the U of A’s School of Art

FAYETTEVILLE—Rachel Debuque has been named director of the University of Arkansas’ School of Art in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences beginning July 1.

FDA, FTC continue effort against companies selling copycat THC food products

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warning letters to five companies for illegally selling copycat food products containing delta-8 THC and introducing them into the marketplace in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The warning letters were issued to: Hippy Mood, Earthly Hemps, Shamrockshrooms.com, Mary Janes Bakery Co. LLC and Life Leaf Medical CBD Center. The FDA also issued a warning letter independently to the company GrowGod LLC for the same FD&C Act violations. 

"Cook of the Week" Randall Sauder

Randall Sauder loves the Ozarks. Sauder has lived in Northwest Arkansas for his whole life. "I have had opportunities to take work elsewhere and relocate but I love it too much here," he shared. Sauder is a copywriter for e-commerce retailers, working mostly out of his home in rural Carroll County.

UCA announces May 2024 graduates

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas held spring commencement on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the Farris Center on campus.

Amazon Prime Day is a big event for scammers, experts warn

NEW YORK —Amazon Prime Day is here, and experts are reminding consumers to be wary of scams.
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I had the pleasure of visting on the phone with Debbie Peerce one day this week. Debbie and her husband Bill have done a lot of traveling this summer and still have more in mind to do.
Greetings from Capps.
Well it is Taco Tuesday, a beautiful rainy day. I am sure glad I got my stuff back in the barn. I like to decorate for every holiday. I put Valentines Day to Christmas in tubs and then put them in order, it took me 74 years to get it started and want to have a yard sale and get my car fixed but July is never ending month with Bible School coming up July 22 to July 26 and then John’s cousin husband Jim Trowbridge 74 went to his heavenly home on July 7 in Kansas City, Kansas. He had a triple bypass on his heart on May 6 and he lived 2 month and 1 day after surgery. He had other troubles. The family has our deepest sympathy.
When Carrie Pellerin decided to become a teacher, it was no surprise to anyone. Her entire life had been spent interacting with young people. Teaching was a natural progression for her life.
The Area Agency on Aging was honored for their 45th Anniversary by the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce Thursday in Harrison. The Area Agency on Aging serves seniors, veterans, and caregivers. Services include adult daycare centers, care coordination, home delivered meal services, senior housing in some areas, plus many other services.

U.S. Civil Rights Movement sites proposed

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced on Tuesday that she has authorized the National Park Service to prepare a potential nomination for 11 U.S. Civil Rights Movement sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, DC to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

UCA names area students to President's List for spring

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas congratulates nearly 1,100 students who were named as Presidential Scholars.

45th Arkansas Governor's School begins at Arkansas Tech

RUSSELLVILLE—Arkansas Tech University welcomed 383 rising high school seniors from around the Natural State to the 45th Arkansas Governor's School during an opening ceremony at Tucker Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Education, government transparency measures fail to meet signature goal

Proponents of two proposed Arkansas constitutional amendments did not submit their petitions to the Secretary of State’s office on Friday, saying they fell short of the required number of signatures needed to make the November ballot.