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Projects proposed to BRCC
JASPER — Septic tank mitigation, Big Creek seepage studies and consultation on infrastructure needs for expanding and connecting recreational trails in Newton and Searcy counties were proposed to the Buffalo River Conservation Committee (BRCC) for funding when the governor-appointed panel met in Jasper Thursday morning, Sept. 21.
Kingston Alumni Association completes mission
KINGSTON — Annette Rowe, president of the Kingston School Alumni Association, made a historic report to the Jasper School District Board of Education at its regular meeting held Sept. 18, on the Kingston campus. She announced the association's mission to reproduce the graduating classes' sidewalk markers from the year 1929 to 1999 has come to a successful conclusion. She added that the alumni association will now be dissolved.
Land records to be scanned
The Newton County Quorum Court passed a resolution at it Monday, Sept. 11, meeting authorizing the county judge to apply for a grant on behalf of the county circuit clerk.
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US SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN: Improving maternal and infant healthcare
Christy Turlington Burns is famous for her modeling career, but in recent years she has used her influence to advocate for maternal health. In April, the Arkansas Cinema Society premiered her documentary “Giving Birth in America: Arkansas” to highlight the challenges expectant mothers in our state face.
20 in their 20s
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 …
Arkansas National Guard to host an All Services Roll Call in Harrison
The Arkansas Army National Guard will host an All Services Roll Call to talk to veterans about the Arkansas National Guard and to help connect them with veterans services and benefits available to them.
Harrison Police Department log Sept. 21
3:37 a.m. – Boone County authorities were notified that a female subject was stealing items from the White Oak Station south of Bellefonte. Police arrested a 39-year-old woman on probable cause for unspecified charges. She was taken to the Boone County Jail for incarceration.
HARRISON MAYOR JERRY JACKSON: Clean Premise Ordinance explained
The Harrison Fire Department and City Council have been working together to update the Clean Premise Ordinance for the city.
Fire risks related to eclipse pondered
Newton County's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met Monday, morning, Sept. 11, at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Jasper, and, again, the topic of the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse came up in discussions. A question was raised about the danger of fire at a time when an excessive number of visitors could conceivably block roads and otherwise hinder emergency services response times.
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.
Baxter Health is pleased to announce the addition of Cherisse Baldeo, MBBCh, FACC, to our medical staff and the Baxter Health Cardiology Clinic at Harrison. Dr. Baldeo, an esteemed cardiologist, has joined the practice of Dr. Ron Revard.
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Guardians give manager Terry Francona win in final home game, 4-3 to damage Reds' slim playoff hopes
Shane Bieber shut down Cincinnati for six innings and the Cleveland Guardians sent manager Terry Francona off with a victory in his final home game, 4-3 over the Reds, whose playoff hopes are hanging …
Ezekiel Elliott focuses on Patriots knowing emotions may flow in homecoming with Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott is set for a Dallas homecoming when his New England Patriots visit the Cowboys. Elliott figures there will be emotions when he returns to the place where he was a star for seven …
Lionel Messi ruled out for Inter Miami's US Open Cup final match
Lionel Messi was not on Inter Miami’s roster for the U.S. Open Cup final against Houston on Wednesday night, marking the fourth match for club and country that he’s missed in recent weeks while …

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

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. …

Harrison road work

Daly Dr. between Hogan and Bunker Rd. will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 for water line work. Please observe all the signage, and watch for equipment, flaggers, and work crews in …

Harrison resident competes in America’s Got Talent

Harrison resident Matthew Smith joined the US Army and found his voice, literally. He joined the 82nd Airborne Chorus, and the voices blended perfectly.

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.

Donation made to HPD Cops and Kids Christmas program

Members of the Supporters of Cottey College awarded a donation to the Harrison Police Department to help the Harrison Police Department’s Cops and Kids Christmas program is a community program that pairs police officers with school children for a shopping trip during the Holidays. Police officers are paired with children and they go on a trip to Walmart to purchase gifts for families. The program allows children to get to know local police officers and learn about their jobs and experience the joy of giving.

Its time for the Great Arkansas Cleanup!

The Great Arkansas Cleanup season is officially underway! Governor Sarah Sanders joined Keep Arkansas Beautiful to announce kickoff the fall 2023 Cleanup season.
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Carl and I recently made a shopping trip to Lefler’s clothing store in Conway. Lefler’s is my favorite place to shop for clothing. The Boone County Bee club held their monthly meeting this past Tuesday evening. They will have one more meeting in October and then close down for the winter. This group of bee keepers are a very helpful group. They are willing to help and advise those that don’t have as much experience as needed. I fit in that “needing help” category. My cousin, Calvin Bolin, passed away one day this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the immediate family.
Not to much excitement. Got groceries and went to Sunday School. I get tired out easy, I just need to get up and go. Sue goes to Kings River Therapy twice a week. I feel better after I have a morning one.
Greetings from Capps. We had about 1.2 inches of much-needed rain last Tuesday night with more in the forecast. I'm grateful that Fall came a bit early this year. It makes doing outside work more pleasant. This is a good time to burn brush and clean up before it gets windy, it's also great weather for transplanting trees and shrubs cole crops. I've got a few loblolly pines to get in the ground as well as some roses and peonies. The Capps Batavia Fire Department responded to several vehicle accidents over the last week or so and calls for fires have been minimal over the summer. Tim Hunter, one of our Assistant Chiefs, will be honored on Monday night at the Capps Firehouse by the American Legion for exemplary service as a first responder. He's also taken the lead in the preparation for our upcoming inspection by ISO, putting in many, many hours of time checking hydrants and updating records. One of our goals is to be able to potentially expand our facility at Capps to facilitate improved training and space as we upgrade equipment. We saw lots of pumpkin stands on our way to Fayetteville last Tuesday, I'll miss not selling pumpkins, pansies and mums at Diversified Services this year, but I enjoyed the 5 years I had there and the many friendships that were formed during that time. It's always good to be looking ahead with expectation to the good things God has in store rather than looking back with regret. I'm praying that your Fall will be peaceful and blessed, Doug

Local student makes Honor Roll at Oregon State University

Matthew N. Bareno of Harrison, a Junior studying Biological Data Sciences, was named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the Summer 2023 session.

District Fair Education Building

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