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"All I Really Need to Know..." coming to Lyric

"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" will be performed Live at the Lyric Theater in Harrison, March 1–2 at 7 p.m., and Sunday March 3 at 2 p.m.

Calendar of Events

• Feb. 24 Daddy/Daughter Dinner, Bear Creek Baptist Church. 5 p.m. There will be dinner and entertainment. For more information, call (870) 741-7937.

Community Matters marks first anniversary

JASPER — Newton County Community Matters celebrated its first anniversary and held it annual membership meeting Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Jasper Methodist Church. Members elected the new slate of officers and shared pieces of an anniversary cake along with other refreshments during the meeting.

Prescribed burns nurture land health

You may step outside and smell smoke in the air in the coming weeks. The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests will be conducting prescribed burns. Other landowners and land managers will be taking advantage of low-wind days to cleanse the land with fire this time of year as well.

News from Batavia

Tim Saul and his son Kevin have been working on the Restoration Life Church Fellowship Hall They have completed a large portion of the work and it looks very good.

Pharmacy technician Mears retires

After 14 years of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to the pharmacy profession, Charles Mears announces his well-deserved retirement from North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Department.

Flu deaths rise to 55

ADH produces a Weekly Viral Respiratory Diseases Report for clinicians. The report provides information on Influenza, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity in the state. The report also compares activities in Arkansas to the U.S. ADH receives reports of only a fraction of COVID-19 cases and flu cases since it only requires reports of flu hospitalizations, deaths, and outbreaks. RSV is not a reportable disease in Arkansas. Therefore, it is important to understand that the information in the weekly update is representative of the timing and location of activity, but it does not reflect the overall disease burden. It is presumed that there are many more people actually affected than the report shows. Clinicians and policymakers may find the report helpful in terms of communicating to colleagues and patients about the current status of viral respiratory diseases in the state and nationwide.

Deer/Mt. Judea to advertise

DEER — In an effort to attract new students to its schools and programs, the Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education has elected to try digital advertising.

News from Lead Hill

Next Saturday, March 2nd, 5pm, Lead Hill/Diamond City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet takes place at Lead Hill School Cafeteria (doors opening at 4:30). This Banquet is a way of connecting businesses and the community while reflecting on the previous year’s accomplishments.

Newton County awarded $100k

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has announced Newton County will receive $100,000 to construct a walking trail, pavilion, seating, play area, and accessibility features at Parthenon Community Park. The funding is coming through the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program (ORGP) that resides within the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism’s Office of Outdoor Recreation which is tasked with the promotion and facilitation of public outdoor recreation in Arkansas.
Ron Hutchcraft

Ron Hutchcraft Mug

More valuable than you could imagine

Years ago, I had an opportunity to be at the famous art museum in Paris called "The Louvre." As I stared at these tremendous masterpieces, I actually became overwhelmed with emotion.

If all Arkansas read "The Secret Book..."

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library announces that the 2024 If All Arkansas Read the Same Book program will feature Patti Callahan Henry’s novel, “The Secret Book of Flora Lea” (New York: Atria Books, 2023).
Diana Edwards

NARMC honors retiring nurses, 88 years of service

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) is proud to celebrate the remarkable dedication and service of two of its esteemed nurses, Diana Edwards and Carla Lane, who have collectively devoted over 88 years to healthcare excellence within the NARMC community.

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Buffalo National River Partners announce presentation

Buffalo National River Partners will present “Cherokee Nation Ethnobiology and how the Buffalo National River is Assisting” with Feather Smith Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6:30—7:30 p.m. at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Conference Room of North Arkansas College, 1515 Pioneer Drive in Harrison.

UAM animal science prof awarded

MONTICELLO — UA—Monticello's Rocky Lindsey has been awarded the Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year for 2023. The presentation was made in Hot Springs at the winter meeting of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association (VMA) in early February.
Bergman Elementary — Faye Jackson, Grade 3


The Harrison Art League is sponsoring the 2024 Ozark Mountain Student Art Show at the Boone County Library. There are 136 art pieces by public school students from fifteen local schools. This show is held in conjunction with the Ozarks Unlimited Resources Educational Cooperative which serves schools in a three-county area.
Harrison — Grace Green, Grade 12


New housing option sees progress

Rock Springs Apartments are springing up quickly on Gipson Road, near Home Depot, in Harrison. Bryan Properties, a 45-year-old firm headquartered in Springfield, MO, is responsible for the forthcoming new housing option.