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One of the dreams of the Ron Hutchcraft Ministries has come to pass. The On Eagles’ Wings (OEW) Leadership Center hosted a dedication and open house on Tuesday, April 18, located on the acreage of RHM. more
Horsemen United Horse Show Association has made some changes to make shows more suited for today’s economy. Entry fees are lower, a decrease in the number of classes, and a more central location for the shows. New board members have been elected. Richard Hunt, founder and president of the association from 1978 to 1992, was elected to serve as president again.The 2023 show dates are Saturday, May 20, double point show (rain date, May 27) June 24, single point show (rain date, July 1) July 15 (double point show) (rain date, July 22) All shows will be held at the arena at the Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction barn, located at 1207 Ridgeway Loop, off of Highway 65 north of Harrison. All shows will start at 5 p.m. and will consist of 19 classes. We are also a qualifier event for the Arkansas Elite Barrel Racing finals and also BBR. For more information, call Pat Edwards at 870-688-2864 or email richardhuntranch@windstream.net . more
Everyone is invited to join the fun at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Copper Rock Barn, located at 4141 Keener Lane, for an evening of food, fun and live music to raise funds for Branded Equine Based Therapy Services to build our barn and get us out of the weather before the summer heat hits! Meet the therapy horses, bid on silent auction items, buy raffle tickets and enjoy the musical talents of Modern August. more
MT. JUDEA — The Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education approved at its regular meeting Monday, April 17, the district's 2023-2024 school year licensed salary schedule that will meet the new mandated $50,000 minimum for teachers. more
Green Forest High School more
To bring in the New Year, some people blow into noisemakers, while others might set off firecrackers. more
The Harrison City Council committees met Thursday night, April 13. A request to remove a street barricade on Crestview Avenue received a vote to go before the City Council later this month. The barricade currently blocks traffic from traveling through a residential neighborhood behind the Meadow Park Plaza and Dollar Tree. The former Mayor of Harrison, Jeff Crockett, had agreed in 2000 to have the barricades installed after residents requested it. more
Green Digital hosted a public meeting Tuesday, April 18, at the Quality Inn Conference Room. According to Arkansas County Data, Green Digital purchased five acres on Dec. 15, 2022, for $600,000, at the corners of Mountain Vista Road and Old Bellefonte Road. more
Bergman High School more
FedEx is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the local division of FedEx Freight is participating by volunteering their time and resources to help Camp Jack — the local veterans resource center. more
The Great American Eclipse is less than 12 months away. The Newton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met Monday, April 10, but decided to shift its focus away from the county's coordinated efforts to prepare for it. more
Basketball season is over, but North Arkansas College athletes are receiving honors for their performance on the court. more
If you’ve never played Camp Jack Bingo — tonight is a good time to start. Our “Blackout Jackpot” is now $1,000 and one or more players will be taking it home this evening. This is addition to at least another $1,000 in cash and prizes that will be given to winners of other bingo games, our “Lucky Ticket” drawing and “Go For A Spin” wheel. more
Look around Arkansans – your state has changed a lot in the past 100 days. Since I took office in January, my administration has launched sweeping overhauls of our schools, public safety, tax system, and more. more
A delegation from Harrison traveled to Newport on Friday, April 14, to see a data mining center in operation — cryptocurrency, such as bitcoins, were being generated. more
A special called Harrison Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 12, approved another proposed mural in the Harrison downtown area. Marty Burlsworth, founder of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, received approval for the mural. more
The Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership has announced Newton County Hometown Health Coalition (HHI) had been approved for a $25,000 grant. The money will be used by the HHI to take the steps necessary through training and leadership building to apply for future Drug-Free Communities (DFC) funding for sustainability; encourage and support coalition partnerships with city and county leaders of the jurisdiction(s) covered and provide for mentoring by selected applicants of other coalitions to help them grow. This funding will also be used to attend the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) training events and to provide substance use and misuse education with an opioid nexus for its jurisdictional areas. more
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