Approximately 150 people attended the public forum hosted by the Hope 929 organization in Harrison on Tuesday night. The organization has undertaken a project known as “The Gateway Harrison.” This project involves building an apartment complex, call center, and community resource center.
Jessica Criner is the 2023 recipient of Holt Memorial Chapel’s Glenna Ragan “Heart of a Hero” award. The award recognizes and honors those who have dedicated themselves to the noble cause of providing solace and dignity to those facing the end of life.
Ralph Guynn has filed to run for re-election as Boone County justice of the peace for District 9. Guynn has been in the cattle business for 50 years and also did wholesale manufacturing for 45 years. "I would like to continue serving this district number 9 and all the fine people in it," he says.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine received $60,000 for multiple sclerosis research from the Rampy MS Research Foundation during a ceremony today.
Black Friday is over, and Cyber Monday has passed, but Arkansans can still look forward to spending a little less money during their Christmas shopping this year if an automobile is on their loved one’s wishlist.
At a recent live event at the Northwest Arkansas District Fairgrounds in Harrison, Mid-States’ wrestler and Harrison native “The Space Cowboy” Jason Jones along with fellow wrestler “Must CTV” Colton Theron Vaught presented a check for $4,000 to NWA District Fair Manager Allison Black to be used for improvements to the fairgrounds and especially to the Indoor Expo Building.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that harnesses the power of collective giving to create a positive impact in communities, but you can participate locally. Taking place annually on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it marks a contrast to the consumer-focused events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Founded in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, Giving Tuesday has since gained traction as a day dedicated to charitable giving and volunteerism.
Stanford graduate John Baylor knows what it takes to pursue higher education wisely; invest energy in high test scores now, and students can reap the reward of reduced college costs and ultimately through that college education, higher paying jobs. He has been working with students for over 25 years to help them achieve this academic success.
The Flippin City Jail is easy to overlook. Flippin residents are likely familiar with the small building that sits on a quiet corner a block away from the main road, but passers-through can easily miss it.
This year's Harrison Christmas parade is set to take place on Monday, Nov. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. The theme is "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."
BERRYVILLE — Berryville School District administration and safety officials responded to a student who was found with a B gun at the Intermediate School on Wednesday. The student and the gun were removed from the school immediately and without incident.
It’s a fact of life that so often things are not what they seem. This maxim applies to pretty much any facet of life on this sphere. This especially applies to towns and cities and the older the town, the more treasures lie hidden. One hundred years ago, and more, Harrison could have been called the “City of Springs”. Other than Crooked Creek itself, all the other water sources have been buried and covered up to make way for progress. Few people realize that most of the buildings that make up the Harrison square are built on top of basements, and in a number of those basements are actual springs that were covered over with conduit and piped into Crooked Creek, forever hidden from curious eyes. Sometimes during periods of heavy rain and floods, these basements can no longer contain the trickling spring that flows through, and the swelling tide turns those basements into swimming pools.
The Harrison City Council repealed the data center moratorium it imposed earlier this year and reversed action taken on a noise ordinance during a specially called meeting Tuesday evening. Both moves were made on the recommendation of city attorney Nancy Cartwright as a precaution against targeted litigation against the city.
Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) has received grant funding from the USDA to provide Harrison with support for downtown revitalization and its small business owners. Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, will work with community leaders in Harrison to develop a new five-year action plan for downtown and provide training for small business owners.
HOT SPRINGS — Nita Cooper of Boone County, vicechair of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee and ex officio member of Arkansas Farm Bureau State Board, was a participant at the ArFB resolutions committee meeting Nov. 1 - 2. The group met to consider policy positions to be submitted in the business session at the 89th annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention, which will take place in Little Rock Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. The committee recommended policy positions on a variety of topics, including livestock and row crop programs, technology usage within agriculture, expansion for commodity market, road safety laws and more. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
TIMBO — The Alpena Leopards stopped a two-game skid and picked up their fifth victory of the season last Friday when they defeated the Timbo Tigers 55-42.
FLIPPIN — The annual Arvest Tournament wrapped up on Saturday at Bobcat Country with the consolation finals and championship games.
WESTERN GROVE — Old rivals battled once again on the basketball court.
VALLEY SPRINGS — A Valley Springs Tiger basketball fan has to have deep pockets.
BERGMAN — Many high school basketball teams from across the state have made their way to Bergman for basketball action.
FLIPPIN — The Jasper Pirates opened play in the Arvest Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 11, with a 61-45 victory over the Cotter Warriors.
GREEN FOREST — The Green Forest Tigers picked up their first victory of the season Tuesday, Nov. 14, ending arch-nemesis Berryville Bobcats 56-51 at Fred Grim Gymnasium.
DEER — The Omaha Eagles opened 1A-1 East Conference play on Friday, Nov. 10, with a huge 82-36 victory over the Deer Antlers.