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Daylight Savings Time begins at midnight tonight, Saturday. more
J.K. Fancher and the Harrison Art League have joined together to create this scholarship, in the amount of $500, to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who plans on continuing their creative education after high school and has demonstrated the same type of love and devotion for art that Genevieve had. more
The Batavia Ladies Friendship met at the Batavia First Baptist Church Monday, March, 6. A total of 14 ladies were present for prayer and a pot luck dinner. more
The March meeting of the Boone County Master Gardeners was held in the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, with 24 members and 2 visitors attending Thursday, March 9. The meeting began with a presentation from Darlene Cullen of Wildwind Bluff Farm on soil blocking. President Olena Cooper then introduced two ladies who have recently moved from California that may be interested in joining the Boone County Master Gardeners. A warm welcome was extended to both visitors. Olena then gave a report on the hanging baskets project and introduced Roxana Creamer as head chair and herself as co-chair. Roxana reported 48 hanging baskets will be assembled at a future date. President went on to cover several topics some of which included, chairperson details for each garden bed, work days for the year and local seminars. Vice President Cori Hopingardner reported on the workshops held each month at the Boone County Regional Library. The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m. more
The Northwest Arkansas EHC Quilt workshop held the first of several quilting sessions in a new venue, in the Signature Bank Community Room. Anstaff Bank was the corporate sponsor for the event. The group appreciates the willingness of the community to see the value in continuing our Quilt Workshop and Quilting History. Over 110 quilters attended the March 2nd opening of the Quilt Workshop. The guest speakers for the day were Wapiti Mefford from the 4H State Office of Newton County, Rachel Whitker from the Shilo Museum of Ozark History discussing “Quilt History” and the Newton County Sewphisticated Scrapy Quilters EHC Club. Sewphisticated Scrapy Quilters discussed “Saving Our Memories in Quilting". Remember Me Quilt & Fabric Shop of Mountain Home was the vendor for the session. They brought materials to continue their shop's traditional commitment to serving the quilters and community at the workshop. The vendors, sponsors, speakers and participants strive to make quilting the creative, relaxing, and rewarding event it should be! The group extends an ivitation to come, enjoy, and become an “All American Quilter.” Attendees share and learn something new at every session. The next presentation will be held Thursday, March 16, from the Boone County Quilter at the Signature Bank Community Room. There will be an afternoon session with this workshop. The topic will be Landscape Quilting. The workshop is always free and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The next vendor will be Grana’s Front Porch from Conway. Workshops will continue March 16, 23,30 and April 6 with new topics each day. March 23 special guest will be Missouri Star Quilt without a vendor. more
The Newton County Extension Service is having a Pesticide Applicator Training course for those who need to apply or rectify for their restricted use pesticide license. This training is mandatory prior to using restricted use pesticides in Arkansas. The cost of the training will be $20. The training will be held at the Newton County Extension Office in Jasper on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. more
The UAMS Mobile MammoVan will provide on-site screening mammograms at the Newton County Health Department in Jasper. This service is provided by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. If you do not have insurance, there are assistance programs available. Please call to inquire on how the program can help cover the cost. Women over 40 that are due for a mammogram may qualify. more
Local students received degrees from the University of Central Arkansas in December of 2022. more
Mr. and Miss Harrison Pageant registration open more
To be “The Roots Music Palace of the Ozarks,” it’s not enough for the Lyric to be the home of Americana only…so the OAC is proud to bring you the roots of (a lot of) our … more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Involvement Meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, to discuss the proposed Highway 65/Industrial Park Road/Main Street … more
Hannah Harrison, a sophomore agriculture student at North Arkansas College (Northark) battled students from two and four-year universities across the state to take the top honor in the Discussion … more
Local students named to U of A Dean's List more
The February luncheon of Boone and Newton Counties Retired Teachers and Support Staff (BNCRTSS) was Tuesday, Feb 7, at Western Sizzlin’ in Harrison. Remembering his days as a student at Eagle Heights Elementary School, President Charles Adair welcomed the members and guests before the invocation. Claude Whited, Legislative Chair, led the pledge of allegiance. more
Hannah Harrison, a sophomore agriculture student at North Arkansas College (Northark) battled students from two and four-year universities across the state to take the top honor in the Discussion Meet competition during the Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference held recently in Little Rock. Hannah will go onto compete at nationals next February in Louisville, Kentucky. more
Students at Harrison High School are joining the national grassroots effort called Theatre in Our Schools Month (TIOS) to advocate for the benefits of theatre education in schools. more
Students at Harrison High School are joining the national grassroots effort called Theatre in Our Schools Month (TIOS) to advocate for the benefits of theatre education in schools. more
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu will hold a free self-defense seminar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at 200 East Highway 43 East, Suite 4 in Harrison. This seminar is for unexperienced and first time students and is a great way to learn what the program is all about. Ages 13 and up are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling 870-577-4135 and save your spot today! more
The Alpena Future Business Leaders of America program hosted their first FBLA College and Career Fair to celebrate Career and Technical Education Week Wednesday, Feb. 15. Twenty-four colleges and businesses attended the fair that hosted approximately 230 students in grades 7-12. Students were given “Bingo Cards” and when they visited each booth, a business representative stamped their card. If a student filled their entire bingo card, they were entered into a drawing to potentially win multiple giveaways sponsored by Alpena FBLA and some of the businesses in attendance. Students got to visit with college representatives from College of the Ozarks, The University of Arkansas, North Arkansas College, and New Beginnings School of Cosmetology. They also got to hear from business leaders from various backgrounds including banking, travel and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, etc. They were honored to have representatives from the following businesses: Carroll County Extension Office, WalMart, FedEx, WestRock, Midwest Equipment, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Wabash, Wilson Combat, Arvest Bank, The Learning Center of North Arkansas, Boone County Heritage Museum, Stone Bank, Ritter, Penmac, Equity Bank, Harrison Fire Department, Explore Harrison, Carroll Electric, Boone County Sheriff's Department, Army Recruiters, and a visit from Bob Largent with the Harrison Chamber of Commerce. The FBLA program was extremely happy with the turnout and look forward to partnering and making connections with area businesses and colleges for years to come. more
Take a look at the display cases and enjoy the Irish-Scottish Exhibit put on by the Chugach Arts Council. You may view the video slideshow at www.ChugachArtsCouncil.org/outreach . more
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