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Harold's Super Service in Harrison on a clear day. LORETTA KNIEFF / Staff

AAA gas price report

The statewide gas price average in Arkansas was $2.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel on Thursday, according to the AAA Arkansas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents less compared to that day last week and is 18 cents less per gallon compared to that day last year.

NAC Board approves four new hires

The North Arkansas College Board of Directors held its monthly meeting Thursday, June 13, at the JPH Conference Center and approved the hiring of four new employees.

Petition signing opportunities

An informal group of citizens will be hosting petition signing opportunities for Arkansas’s November ballot initiatives on the Harrison square, near the gazebo, on Saturdays 7 a.m.-Noon. A signing is also scheduled for Sunday, June 23, at Community Flea Market, 525 Old Bellefonte Rd in Harrison from Noon to 3 p.m.

Tickets remain for Men, Women of Distinction luncheon

Tickets remain on sale for the annual John Paul Hammerschmidt Men and Women of Distinction luncheon that will be held at the Signature Bank Community room.

News from Lead Hill

Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads.

News from Capps

Greetings from Capps.

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AGFC offers fun, education

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosts regular educational events at Nature Centers throughout the state. Each center focuses on the natural elements and ecosystems found in its region of the state. The centers are part classroom, part museum and part playground, helping Arkansans of all ages better understand their natural surroundings.
Corporal Raymond Peter

Peter enjoys life in law enforcement

The streets of Harrison are safer with Corporal Raymond Peter on the beat.

Boone County Library Corner

We hope you like the new look of your library. A lot of work has been completed to make your library look nice. We hope you like the new paint color outside, the painting of the steps to upstairs, and the new flooring in the stairwell.

Drug-Free Community support meeting to be held

Newton County residents of all ages are invited to come and hear about a recent grant submission calling for funding needed for Newton County to initiate a nationally recognized Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program.

Disaster Recovery Center open in Harrison

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened on Thursday, June 13, in Harrison to assist individuals affected by the severe storm system that occurred May 24-27 in northern Arkansas.
The Alcohol Beverage Control Board holds a meeting at Harrison City Hall on Friday, June 14. Clockwise from left: Howard Braymer, Mayor Jerry Jackson, City Attorney Nancy Cartwright, Councilman Joel Williams, and Harrison Police Chief Chris Graddy. 



ABC Board reformed, ready to collect

Harrison City Council held a special called meeting on Thursday, June 13 to consider an ordinance — Ordinance 1524, to authorize the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board to issue provisional alcohol permits. The meeting took place at 6 p.m. before the regular standing committees meeting in the council chambers at City Hall.

LEPC updated on Mission: Ozark Wellness

The Newton County Local Emergency Planning Committee met Monday, June 10, and was updated on plans forming for the upcoming free health services event coming to Jasper and Kingston in July.
Frank Wheeler

80 year sentence ordered

57 year-old Frank Elvin Wheeler, of Harrison, has been convicted of rape and second degree sexual assault. Wheeler’s victim was a minor female.
Sen. Bryan King (R) district 28 speaks at a town hall meeting at the Jasper School gymnasium Tuesday night, June 11. JEFF DEZORT / STAFF

Town Hall meeting focuses on river, education concerns

JASPER — Arkansas Sen. Bryan King (R) district 28 held a town hall meeting at the Jasper School Tuesday night, June 11, and opened the discussion on the topics of gravel mining and state budget legislation. When it came to opening the floor to the audience, questions and comments focused more on the status of the Buffalo National River and the LEARNS Act.

Boil order lifted

The Arkansas Department of Health has lifted the the 'Boil Water' Notice issued by SW Boone County Water Association on June 6. The order was for the area on HWY 43 from the wellhouse to Compton. This order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as a result of a loss in normal system pressure from a main break.
The statewide gas price average in Arkansas was $3.00 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel on Thursday, according to the AAA Arkansas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is six cents less compared to that day last week and is eleven cents less per gallon compared to that day last year.
Businesses around the square have had easy access to postal services for years, but that access may soon disappear. The postal services offered inside Forsee Insurance are available through a contract between the company and the USPS, but the contract may end this year.
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.
Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the Women's 400 freestyle finals heat Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the US Swimming Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Katie Ledecky heading to her fourth Olympics, wins 400 freestyle at US swimming trials

Katie Ledecky is heading to her fourth Olympics, cruising to victory in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials. Cheered on by a big crowd at the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, …
Ludvig Aberg, of Sweden, chips to the green on the 13th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Near-identical triple bogeys by Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg minutes apart derail their US Open hopes

Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg had their U.S. Open hopes dealt crushing blows on the back nine Saturday, when each made triple bogey minutes apart on the same hole. The trouble for both came around the …
Gretchen Walsh reacts to her world record in her Women's 100 butterfly semifinals heat Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the US Swimming Olympic Trials in Indianapoils. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Gretchen Walsh sets a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials

Gretchen Walsh set a world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly, posting a time of 55.18 seconds in a semifinal heat at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Walsh was more than a half-second …
Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after a birdie on the 14th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

DeChambeau a one-man show at Pinehurst No. 2 and leads US Open by 3

Bryson DeChambeau put on another show at Pinehurst No. 2 in the U.S. Open. He belted drives. He made birdies. He even had his sore hips worked on. And he shot a 67 that gives him a three-shot lead …

Heydenreich, Tennison Pig Roast July 6

The annual Heydenreich and Tennison Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the Deer School ABC Building in Deer.

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena: Rock and Rolling Hills

Located in Ridgedale, Mo., a few miles from Branson, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena marries state-of-the-art facilities with the beauty of nature found only in the Ozarks.


June 21

Bellefonte Church of Christ takes care of community

BELLEFONTE — Sunday, May 26 was a morning that people of the Bellefonte and southeast Boone County and Marion County communities will remember the rest of their lives.

Art League Seeking Entries

The Harrison Art League is seeking entries for their upcoming art show titled “Small Works on Paper” to be exhibited in the upper mezzanine display area of the Boone County Library in Harrison throughout the month of July. The art pieces must be created on paper and can be done in any medium of the artist's choice. The art should not be larger than 16” by 20”.  

Father's Day Reflections

My dad is the hardest working man I know. He works a full time job, he works on the farm, and on Sundays and Wednesdays, he pastors at the Assembly of God at Jasper. The work ethic I have comes from my dad.

Father's Day reflections

I can often be heard explaining that since I was a little girl, I have looked forward to growing up to be a 65 year-old man. My dad, Tubby Lee, was that old man. When I was in grade school, he was my model for adulthood - a 65 year-old in bib overalls with just as much white hair coming out of his ears as there was his scalp.
Special Sections
My husband Carl took vacation days from work last week.
Got a lot of news to let you all know about. The Oak Grove School House and the Community has got a big community events planned up to Nov 16 this year. I am glad to see the people coming together in our community and do things on June 15.
Corporal Mark Morton of the Arkansas State Police will retire at the end of June. The corporal is a well-respected and will be missed by his co-workers. Natalie —  a dispatcher who works with Morton, expressed her admiration for him, "Mark has been a great trooper. He's got a drive that nobody has and we're definitely going to miss him."
Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Deer School ABC Building in Deer, Arkansas.
Berryville—A tornado ripped through Rogers, Arkansas on May 26, 2024 displacing many individuals including 30 residents of a local nursing home. Among these residents were four veterans who were relocated to Blossoms Rehab and Nursing Center in Berryville, AR. Being a veteran himself, and a friend of the Blossoms, Vince Eastwood recognized that this was a difficult situation for these veterans. Looking for opportunities to assist these four individuals, he reached out to members of the Quilts of Valor of the Ozarks (QOVO) and asked if they would be able to assist as these new residents adapt to this unexpected relocation.

Classic Jumanji to be featured at Northark Summer Movie Night

HARRISON—Northark would like to invite everyone to campus for Northark Summer Movie night on Saturday, June 22. The movie will be shown at the Bill Baker Amphitheatre on the south campus of North Arkansas College. This year’s event features the 1995 original Jumanji movie starring the late Robin Williams. Showtime is at sunset.

ATU announces spring 2024 President’s List and Dean’s List

RUSSELLVILLE—Arkansas Tech University has announced its President’s List and Dean’s List for undergraduate students on its Russellville campus for the spring 2024 semester.

Wright Gift Expands Access to International Education, Names Office of Study Abroad

FAYETTEVILLE—A $500,000 gift from Kristen and Marshall Wright will establish a new endowed scholarship in the Graduate School and International Education, creating more opportunities for University of Arkansas students to study abroad.

Local students named to Missouri State University's spring 2024 dean's list

Springfield, Mo.—Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean's list.