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Bids accepted for Jasper School renovation
JASPER — The Jasper Board of Eduction met in regular monthly session Monday night, Jan. 16, and approved subcontractors' bids for the school district's next renovation project.
Fish Consumption Advisory issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork
The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake in Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties and Norfork Lake in Baxter and Fulton counties. This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and tested by the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality, were found to contain levels of mercury that have the potential to put human health at risk. The ADH has scheduled a Feb. 7 meeting at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home beginning at 5 p.m. to answer public questions on this advisory. Personnel with AGFC and ADEQ will be in attendance as well to answer questions related to their roles in the process.
Museum Musings: Moviegoers take new theater sitting down – and loving it
May 1940 in Harrison saw an important event for movie-going posterity. It also saw an important event for movie-going posteriors.
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JAPC considering non-profit status
JASPER — The Jasper Advertising and Promotion Commission (JAPC) is considering applying for a 501(c)(3) non-profit designation from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Organizations that meet Section 501(c)(3) requirements are exempt from federal income tax. While the IRS recognizes more than 30 types of nonprofit organizations, only those that qualify for 501(c)(3) status can say that donations to them are tax deductible.
Southern will continue EAS
The Boone County Regional Airport Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. When the meeting was called to order at noon, little did they know that Airport manager Judy McCutcheon had an email arrive at 12:04 p.m. that would make everyone ecstatic.
City committee endorses UPS project
The Harrison City Council will consider passing a resolution endorsing a local sales tax refund to the United Parcel Service (UPS) facility on Industrial Park Road when it meets in regular monthly session on Thursday night, Jan. 26. The resolution was included on the agenda at last Thursday night's committee meetings.
Flu-related deaths continue to climb
Flu-related deaths continued to climb last week according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The total reported was 122.
Fly Arkansas soars with success
Stone Bank in Harrison has added Kendra Brasel to its staff as a teller and customer service representative. She was formerly in a similar position with Equity Bank in Harrison. She received her …
Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Cross, CS Bank, announced the promotion of the bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Melissa Casey, to the title of executive vice president/chief administrative …
Commerce Mall had planned a beautiful Christmas-themed open house for the Thursday before Christmas. But snowy weather changed the plans and owners Carl and Jessica Marcusen (accent on “mark”) postponed the event to Thursday, Jan. 5.
Well, folks, it’s somehow January already. And you know what that means: training your brain to write 2023 instead of 2022 on everything. It also means the season of resolutions is officially upon us.
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Ryder extends Farmers lead to 3, Rahm gets hot on windy day
Sam Ryder extended his lead to three shots in the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 in challenging wind in the second round on Torrey Pines’ South Course. Meanwhile, Jon Rahm had an eagle …
World champs Knierim, Frazier dazzle in Day 1 at nationals
Overwhelming favorite and reigning world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier scored a personal best of 81.96 in their short program for a commanding lead on the first day of the U.S. Figure …
LeBron, Giannis chosen as captains for All-Star Game
LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an …

Classified documents recently have been found in the homes of high-ranking political figures such as Vice President Mike Pence and President Biden. Should we continue to investigate or is this just an oversight?

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Spelling Bee postponed

The Boone County and Newton County Spelling Bees scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, have been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, due to the snow and cancellation of schools. First Baptist Church of …

Reading for fun

Burr. The last week of January is turning out to be cold … as expected. Of course white stuff falling from the sky is also predicted. So who knows if you’ll even be in school today. But it could all blow over to be nothing more than a typical cold January day.

Searcy County Historical Society meeting Jan. 27

Dr. Kenneth Barnes, history professor at UCA, will give the program at the January Searcy County Historical Society meeting on Friday, Jan. 27, at Marshall’s First Christian Church. His topic …

Too much to carry

A New Story By Ron Hutchcraft January 20, 2023 Too much to carry I've been part of moving a big piano, and I know what a bear it is to do. Fortunately, we had plenty of guys to share the …

Let's tour the Holy Land ...

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, we traveled to the Sea of Galilee and we all were able to board a wooden boat and ride on the Sea of Galilee. As the boat left shore, the workers on the boat played America's National Anthem and raised an American flag over the boat.

Birth announcement

Jessica Louise and Isaiah Wilson Cash announce the birth of a daughter. Alison Beck Cash was born Tuesday, Jan. 3, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center. Dr. Halsted was the attending …

Marion County Juror information

Marion County Jurors on the PINK Panel DO need to report on Thursday, Jan.  19, at 9 a.m. Marion County Jurors on the BLUE Panel do NOT need to report on Thursday, Jan. 19. The next time they …

Congress Womack helps Berryville Library Building Project receive funding

Exciting things continue to happen for the Berryville Library Building Project. Whenthe original budget projections were made for the proposed library, the cost was estimated at $2.5million. No one …
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The Bergman School Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The Marion County Quorum Court Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16, has been cancelled.
The City of Harrison is offering limb pick-up again this year. If you have limbs that are less than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter that need to be picked up, please call 870-741-2777 to add your address to the list. If there is no answer, please leave your name, address and phone number and you will be contacted. All limbs must be at the curb by Feb. 1.
There’s still plenty of time to kick off the new year in a super way! Right now, there's an urgent need for new blood donors during this critical post-holiday time. Helping your community is a …
Omar Miller has been working in various positions at Hillcrest Home since he started with the company 45 years ago. The public is invited to join Omar and his coworkers at a reception in his honor …

The books Dr. King enjoyed

Last week we discussed the importance of books and how vital it is to know where to find information. I had a teacher that used to say, “You don’t need to know everything … just where to find it!” And I promise that was way before computers and search engines. She was speaking of dictionaries, thesources, encyclopedias and smart people! But the important part of that is still true. Do you know where to find information?

Northark holds December Commencement

North Arkansas will host a Fall Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the south campus for 80 students. The college is offering two ceremonies to accomodate students who complete all …

Ponca Nature Center presents Project Wild Training

Project WILD is an education program rooted in nature that helps educators bring the outdoors to their students. Participants learn about the natural world with hands-on experience they can pass on to their students. Participants will earn six ADE Professional Development hours and receive a curriculum guide with over 150 lessons. Admission is free. The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, Dec. 3.

News from Lead Hill

Happy anniversary to Bill and Phyllis Nay, Nov. 15.  Happy birthday to Barbara Heuer Nov. 18. Congratulations to Presley Lemon and Jayce Williams for being awarded Tiger of the Month …

News from Yocum

The week-end was wild one. It was a good call by having the Carroll County Super Bowl Thursday night and not Friday night. We went to Harrison Friday. There were gray clouds in the sky, it never …

News from Capps

Greetings from Capps. It was quite a downpour last Friday night, over 2 inches in just over 2 hours of hard rain. We got about 2.5 inches total, thankfully no damaging winds or hail. I haven't heard …

News from Batavia

Carl and I attended the Ramsey Reunion last Saturday. We really enjoyed visiting with the relatives we seldom see. One gentleman was there that had the last name of Ramsey but was not related to our …

News from Yocum

Another pretty Monday morning and the sky is a bright red and 66 degrees and it was a pretty day to drink your coffee out on the front porch. Lots of change after that 20 degree temperature. We …

News from Batavia

Carl and I went to Silver Dollar City one day this week. The weather was a little cool but still comfortable. As a reminder for the Ramsey clan, Irene Moore is planning a Ramsey reunion Nov. 5, …