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I have always liked Margaret Mead’s quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” more
With strong leadership, community involvement, and a shared commitment to progress, there is no limit to what Harrison can achieve. more
Every Saturday morning is ‘Coffee & Conversation” 9-11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 340. Coffee’s free! Come out and catch up with your neighbors! more
March is Red Cross Month and sites across the Ozarks will play host to donation opportunities.  more
Judge Gordon Webb, retired Fourteenth Judicial District Judge and long-time former prosecuting attorney, has been selected to receive the 2024 Boy Scouts of America Heart of the Eagle Award. more
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) closed their Lead Hill rural health clinic — Claude Parrish Community Health Center, in early January, leading many in the Lead Hill area to react with concern. The closure was part of a long-term strategic realignment undertaken by the hospital as it attempts to balance rising costs against low insurance reimbursements. in response, public meetings were organized by some concerned Lead Hill residents, as they lamented the news that their healthcare options would be limited to traveling to Harrison to see their healthcare providers or utilizing remote telehealth services. more
Harrison High School hosted a "Day of Opportunities" for area students on Friday. This is the fourth year the school has hosted this event. Businesses and students connected throughout the day to discuss job and higher education opportunities in the community. Each year, the event has grown — seeing more and more businesses and students participate. more
MOUNTAIN HOME — After unanimous votes by both the Fulton County Quorum Court on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and the Baxter Health System Board of Directors on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Fulton County Hospital has reached a long-term agreement to become part of the Baxter Health System. Baxter Health will continue to manage Fulton County Hospital for the remainder of 2024 under the current management agreement and will execute the long-term lease by Jan. 1, 2025. more
The State of Healthcare Breakfast, hosted by the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce and North Arkansas Regional Medical Center; and presented by Home Helpers, was held on Thursday, Feb. 29. more
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. more
The Marion County Budget Committee met on Tuesday evening in Yellville. The agenda for the meeting included a handful of ordinances intended to clean up the budget, which came forth without issue. more
Mary Jo Grisham is a third-generation “Harrisonite” — ​​born in Harrison in 1937. “My mother Jeanne Walker Ormond was a great cook and my primary influence for cooking and entertaining,” shared Grisham. more
While surfing the Internet, I found a recipe for oven-baked chicken topped with fresh pineapple slices that looked incredibly good, plus the pineapple added a little bit of sweetness. more
LITTLE ROCK — In 2023, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) certified 50 businesses as minority- and women-owned business enterprises through the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program. These 50 businesses bring the total number of Arkansas businesses that have received the MWBE certification to 335. more
A “Day of Opportunities” will be held at Harrison High School on Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. The event will take place on the mezzanine level of Goblin Arena. more
North Arkansas College’s annual Visiting Poet Series is excited to host Suzanne Underwood Rhodes, the Arkansas Poet Laureate, on March 5, 2024, in the South Campus library, located in the Learning Resource Center. more
DEER — The Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education approved sending interested school staff members to take emergency response training this summer. Last month, the board met via internet with Kurt Banta, owner of Emergency Response Training LLC, based in Gentry, about creating a district-wide security department and securing training for commissioned school security officers (CSSO). At the end of that meeting the board named Superintendent Bill Mazaur the department manager, but wanted to meet with Banta again to ask some additional questions, basically concerning cost, when it met at its regular meeting that was held Feb. 20. more
As the early voting for the upcoming March 5 Super Tuesday Presidential Primary as well as the primary for state and local elections continues at the Boone County Election Center in Harrison, the number of voters has more than doubled since last Friday. more
Daffodils, with their vibrant yellow blooms, have a rich history in the Ozarks. While native to Europe and North Africa, daffodils have been cultivated and naturalized in many regions worldwide, including the southern United States. more
Editor’s Note: The contents of this story came from an article entitled “Turbulent Times and the Murder of Kermit McDougal and Andy Evans” by Marilyn Breece, taken from the spring 2007 issue of the Boone County Historian and other sources including The Harrison Daily Times. more
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