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Jasper waste water lift station problem solved
What at first looked like a bottomless problem for the construction of a new lift station for the Jasper Waste Water Improvement project has been resolved, Jasper Mayor Michael Thomas assured the members of the Buffalo River Conservation Committee during a meeting held at the Carroll Electric Building in Jasper Thursday, Sept. 21.
Cruisin’ for Vets show returns for 2nd year
Get ready to rev your engines because the second annual Cruisin’ for Vets Car, Bike, and Truck Show is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Boone County Regional Airport. The event will be hosted by the Builders Car Club in collaboration with Camp Jack.
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Oct. 2 water shut-off coming
The Harrison Water Billing Department is starting disconnects on Monday, Oct. 2, for customers who are two months late on their bill as of the September due date.
STATE SENATOR BRYAN KING: State Capitol Week in Review
LITTLE ROCK – During the recent special session, the governor and her allies in the legislature tried to repeal the foundations of the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but thankfully their efforts failed because of an outpouring of opposition from ordinary Arkansas citizens.
Enjoy Most Patriotic Pooch’ parade and pageant this weekend
As part of this year’s Cruisin’ for Vets car, truck and motorcycle show on Sept. 30, Camp Jack will be hosting the “Most Patriotic Pooch” parade and pageant. Any dog can enter, and the winner will be awarded not only a crown and sash but also a valuable gift basket stuffed with treats and goodies.
Dear Dave, My girlfriend’s parents are divorced, and they’re both in their early seventies. We talked the other night, and she’s thinking about buying them each life insurance policies. The only coverage her dad has is through his employer. Her mom has remarried, and she doesn’t have any life insurance at all. On top of this, her dad is worried he might have to pay her mom’s funeral expenses if she died, and he’s not in good enough shape financially to do that. Do you have any advice? Joshua
LSR Apothecary (Lost Spur Ranch) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Jeff Pratt, Realtor and Principal Broker of United Country Real Estate Property Connections has been nominated two years in a row as the Harrison District Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year.
For the 14th year, Arkansas Business is proud to introduce 20 of the freshest faces in business and community service. These engaging young leaders from a variety of industries are doing great things …
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LPGA Tour rookie Hae Ran Ryu leads NW Arkansas Championship
LPGA Tour rookie Hae Ran Ryu shot another bogey-free 7-under 64 to push her lead to two strokes Saturday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, leaving Lexi Thompson six strokes back. Ryu played …
Beck-to-Bowers combo rallies No. 1 Georgia to 27-20 win over Auburn
With Georgia’s No. 1 ranking and lengthy winning streak on the line, Brock Bowers caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Carson Beck in the final minutes of a 27-20 win over Auburn. The Bulldogs made …

Valley Springs Fire Department to host cookout

he Valley Springs Fire Department will host a BBQ pulled pork dinner with a silent auction and raffle from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Valley Springs school cafeteria.

Misery loves company, and audiences love Misery

The Theatre Co. of the Ozarks and the Ozark Arts Council present Stephen King’s “Misery.” The presentation was adapted for the stage by William Goldman, this is the same version performed by Bruce Willis on Broadway, and the basis for the 1990 film with James Caan and Kathy Bates. The show opens Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 with a matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8. at the Historic 1929 Lyric Theater on the Harrison Square.

News from Yocum

Today, Sept. 25, is only three months away from Christmas. I knew you want to hear that after this three days of fall. It is pretty today, what will it be on that day.

News from Lead Hill

Today, Saturday, Sept. 30, The Old Thyme Harvest Festival takes place in Lead Hill from 2 p.m. until dark. Located at the intersection of Highways 7 and 14, at the Redeeming the Thyme Farm Stand and Gifts. There will be hayrides, live music, and square dancing at 5 p.m., games, competitions, vendors galore, food trucks and something for everyone. For more information, details are at, edeemingthethyme@gmail.com. Phone 870-577-0885.   

News from Capps

Greetings from Capps. Well, when it rains it pours, so they say, and it got really busy for the Capps Batavia Fire Department starting overnight a week ago Thursday night. We responded to a fire caused by a lightning strike at a mobile home in Batavia early Friday morning, then on Saturday night, assisted the Omaha crew with a structure fire there. We also worked 2 vehicle accidents on Highway 392 and last Monday night, held the awards ceremony for District Chief Tim Hunter. He received the Jack Williams Award for first responders presented by the Harrison American Legion post. Equity Bank sponsored the event and provided grilled fare for the attendees. Lots of folks in the Capps area are putting up hay this week, including yours truly. I broke the driveshaft on my mini baler and my Pastor, Ricky Stone, helped me get it repaired. He worked many years for Kubota and John Deere while also being a minister. I'm plugging away on tree and flower garden transplanting for Jennifer. Slowly but surely, I'm getting things crossed off my Honey-Do list, while continuing my EMT classes and helping out our new neighbor with his fencing business. Winter rest can't come soon enough for me. Blessings, Doug

Twentieth Century Club Sept. meeting minutes

The Twentieth Century Club met Thursday, Sept. 7, at the First United Methodist Church with Carolyn Harp, Nancy Seal, and Phyllis Waters serving as hostesses.

News from Batavia

Happy Birthday to Morna Stone, her birthday will be celebrated Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Restoration Life Fellowship Hall. I visited briefly with Betty Harris one day this week. Betty and Clayton have purchased a home in the Berryville area. Next week I will be going through foot surgery for the third time within a year. Hopefully this will solve all of my problems in the foot area!

Western Grove City Wide Clean Up begins Sept. 29

The City of Western Grove will hold a city wide clean up beginning Friday, Sept. 29 and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 1. Those living in the city limits may bring waste to the water department. …
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Oct. 2 -31—Harrison Art League Fall 2023 Art Show, Artistic Expressions—entries will be on display at the Boone County Library. Come and see works from local artists! Oct. 6 and Oct. …
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas’ Mobile Food Pantry will be at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of every month until further notice. Please bring a state issued ID or utility bill that reflects your current address.

Esther Peterson made a difference

We’ve been learning about Labor Day and the people who have worked hard to give us opportunities to have jobs and earn a living for our families. There was a time in our nation when women were not given equal rights in the workplace and Esther Peterson (1906-1997) worked hard to change that.

Lead Hill Terrific Kids announced for September

Harrison Teachers' Innovative teaching program gets $2,000 boost from Voya Financial

Kristen Motley and Becca Jackson are more than teachers, they are innovators. The two educators implemented the Solar Systems Scholars’ project for grades K-6 in the Harrison School District to help students understand the earth and skies through hands-on lessons during their Enrichment class. Approximately 900 students will gain a better understanding of the world we live in with models of the sun, moon and earth and other hands-on materials. By actually seeing and manipulating models, the concepts of space and time will become less abstract. Students will learn how tides move, how the moon goes through different phases, the logistics that produce solar and lunar eclipses and many other occurrences that may otherwise seem difficult to understand.