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Many area schools will be closed on Monday, April 8. School closures include Alpena, Omaha, Valley Springs, Lead Hill, Green Forest, Flippin, Yellville, Jasper, Deer, Mt. Judea and Ozark Mountain School District. more
As part of an ongoing yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary, North Arkansas College invites the public to the south campus on Friday, April 19, 2024, to commemorate the late Dr. Bill Baker. Dr. Baker was the founding college president who became the longest running college president in the state of Arkansas. Dr. Baker was the college’s president for 27 years before he retired in 2000. more
The runoff election for Boone County Justice of the Peace District 5 was held earlier this week as Kyle Evatt was elected to fill that seat. more
The Boone County Courthouse will be closing an hour early on Friday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. due to the events on the square. more
You do not have to wait until Monday to get the eclipse festivities started, Explore Harrison invites all to enjoy a fun kickoff to the weekend — the "Get Mooned in Boone" block party. There will be live music, vendors, kid zones, food trucks, and more. Vendors open at Noon on Friday with food, snacks, drinks, kids activities, merchandise and more. more
Note: the information for this story comes from the Harrison Daily Times July 9, 1969 and from the Hangar Digest, Vol 15 No. 4 Oct.-Dec. 2015. This is a quarterly publication of the Air Mobility Command Museum located at Dover Air Force Base located in Kent County, Delaware. more
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Harrison Al-Anon Family Group fellowship. On February 1, 1964, the Harrison group registered with the World Service Office as an official group of Al-Anon. It has continued for 60 years to provide mutual support of recovery to the relatives and friends of alcoholics. The group celebrated this accomplishment with a celebration on March 23. more
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a national high-visibility enforcement effort, April 1-8, to deter distracted driving. Law enforcement officers nationwide will work together to enforce texting and distracted-driving laws and remind drivers: Put the Phone Away or Pay. more
On April 8, the moon, earth, and sun will align in a total solar eclipse that will pass across a large portion of the Ouachita and Ozark‐St. Francis National Forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma. more
Michael Brewer, of Harrison, age 24, was arrested after a fatal shooting occurred on the morning of Dec. 15, 2023. On Tuesday, April 2, Brewer appeared before Circuit Judge John Putman and entered a guilty plea statement with the State of Arkansas. The plea takes Brewer’s charge from capital murder — a class Y felony, down to murder in the second degree — a Class A Felony. more
“Eclipse on the Street” is coming – April 8, 11 a.m.—3 p.m. Join us for a fun filled day! We will have vendors, food trucks, games for kids, and we will have the planetarium open. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the afternoon with us watching this spectacular event. more
A few days ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of community leaders in support of the Recovery Center of the Ozarks. Following is an excerpt from that speech... more
Bailey Nicole Norton and Tyler Allen Norton, of Jasper, announce the birth of their son, Oliver Allen Norton. more
The Twentieth Century Club met March 7, 2024, at the First United Methodist Church with Jane Adair, Shane Carico, and Diana Ezell serving as hostesses. President Mary Speice called the meeting to order and led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. more
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. more
At their Thursday, March 28 meeting, Harrison City Council approved an ordinance that will give eclipse revelers the ability to consume alcohol within the limitations of the Entertainment District in Harrison. more
DIAMOND CITY — Diamond City welcomed a new mayor, treasurer, and police officer at a council meeting held on Tuesday, March 26. The town has recently undergone a period of unrest, seeing many council members seek to resign and then return earlier this month. more
Newton County Community Matters, a coalition of non-profit entities serving county residents met Thursday, March 28, and began to investigate steps to provide philanthropic assistance to meet community needs. more
Wishing everyone a blessed Easter. The First Baptist Church of Lead Hill will hold Easter Sunday Service followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for all children up to 6th grade. more
Arkansas Behavioral Health Integration Network (ABHIN) is hosting the first ever ReEntry Fair in Harrison, AR on Friday, April 26 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Durand Center. This event is aimed at bringing together much needed resources for people reentering the community after incarceration, addiction treatment, or homelessness. more
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