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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 $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.

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.
Wilson Marseilles

It all starts small

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.

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.

News from Capps

Greetings from Capps.

Boone County Senior Wellness and Activity Center menu

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

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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:

Marion sheriff warns of scam calls

Marion County Sheriff Gregg Alexander is warning county residents that the Sheriff’s Office has received citizen complaints about scam calls.
Robert Diaz

Omaha traffic stop leads to theft arrest

OMAHA — On Monday, July 7, around 6:15 p.m., Arkansas State Police (ASP) stopped a silver 2017 Ford pickup on U.S. Highway 65 near Tower Road in Boone County for a traffic violation.
Employees for the Area Agency On Aging listen to the proceedings Thursday during the Harrison Regional Chamber event to honor the 45th Anniversary of the Area Agency On Aging. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / LEE H. DUNLAP

45 years of Area Agency on Aging

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.
A fire engulfs a home in near Bellefonte in Boone County. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fire destroys structure

The Valley Springs Fire Department responded to the northern part of their district for the report of a structure fire near Bellefonte this week. Those arriving first on the scene, found a multi-story residence with the basement fully involved.

FEMA assistance for Arkansans tops $5 Million

LITTLE ROCK — In a little more than one month, more than 5,250 Arkansans have applied for assistance from FEMA following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 24-27, 2024, and have been approved for more than $5 million to assist in their recovery.

Law enforcement on lookout for speeders

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working to keep everyone on the road safe by raising awareness about the dangers of speeding and urging drivers to obey speed limits.
The Longhorn Tick is an invasive species, and  can harm cattle seriously — potentially transmitting theileriosis. This is a disease with no known cure and symptoms include weight loss, tiredness, weakness, jaundice, and pregnancy loss. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

USDA grant to track tick

FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have landed a $270,000 grant to map the spread of an invasive tick species in Arkansas.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seriously overdue credit card debt is at the highest level in more than a decade, and people 35 and under are struggling more than other age groups to pay their bills.
FAYETTEVILLE — Attorneys representing Fred Michael Brunner recently filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court. The Arkansas businessman claims that a relationship with Melanie Beth Sterling resulted in a breach of contract, civil conspiracy, and more.
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.
Carlos Alcaraz of Spain holds his trophy aloft after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Carlos Alcaraz wants a seat at the adult table after his second Wimbledon and fourth Slam trophy

Carlos Alcaraz is achieving all sorts of things Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic didn't by his age. The 21-year-old Spaniard already owns two Wimbledon titles and four Grand Slam …
Argentina's Lautaro Martínez scores his side's first goal against Colombia during the Copa America final soccer match in Miami Gardens, Fla., Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Argentina wins record 16th Copa America title, beats Colombia 1-0 after Messi gets hurt

Argentina won its second straight Copa America championship, overcoming Lionel Messi’s second-half leg injury to beat Colombia 1-0 on Lautaro Martínez’s 112th-minute goal. Messi appeared to …
Argentina's Lionel Messi grimaces during the Copa America final soccer match against Colombia in Miami Gardens, Fla., Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Lionel Messi exits Copa America final with apparent leg injury

Lionel Messi’s night ended early during the Copa America final when he emotionally exited the field in the 64th minute with an apparent leg injury on Sunday night. The 37-year-old appeared to …
Policemen talk with fans outside the stadium prior to the Copa America final soccer match between Argentina and Colombia in Miami Gardens, Fla., Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia delayed after crowd issues

Fans appeared to breach the security gates at Hard Rock Stadium hours before the Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia. Video posted on social media showed fans jumping over security …

WANTED Tina Irene Crocco

Alias Bench Warrant on Non-Financial Identity Fraud

Israel's Holocaust memorial opens a conservation facility to store artifacts, more

JERUSALEM—Israel's national Holocaust museum opened a new conservation facility in Jerusalem on Monday that will preserve, restore and store its more than 45,000 artifacts and works of art in a vast new building, including five floors of underground storage.

WANTED Sean Damon Stockman

Bench Warrant for Revocation of Suspended Sentence for Charges of Simultaneous possession of Drugs and Firearms

WANTED Tanner Douglas Still

Revocation of Suspended Sentence for Charges of Fleeing in a Vehicle

WANTED Emanuel Rangel-Lemus

Alias Bench Warrant on Aggravated Assault

WANTED Bailey Preston Collums

Alias Bench Warrant for Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons

Leftover WMA Deer Hunt Permit sale begins July 15

LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 700 permits to participate in special deer hunts at Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 9 a.m. Monday, July 15. These permits cover modern gun, alternative firearms, youth and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual WMA deer permit drawing earlier this month.
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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.
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.
Grandma's House is holding it's annual Color Run.
Loyal and Charlene Breedlove, of Low Gap, recently lost everything in a house fire. Their home was struck by lightning on April 26. The couple were not home at the time of the fire. The family’s dog, Amos, did not survive.

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.
Harrison K9 Patrolman Noah Bailey hands out trading cards that have a picture of his K9 partner, Elvis, to the kids that got to meet Elvis at the First Responders event held last week in Harrison.

Fun with first responders

On July 5, the Harrison Police department held the Summer Fun with First Responders event at the Brandon Burlsworth Youth Center parking lot.