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Today is Monday and what a beautiful day it is but look out Friday, they are talking dirty. They are calling for a mix of snow and rain Friday night knowing it is my birthday the next day March the 4. We have been having pretty weather and I got plans. more
Lead Hill School District extends our condolences to Dr. James Fain's family and friends. Dr. Fain was a former Superintendent of Lead Hill School and will be missed by all. more
Greetings from Capps. It was a busy week for the Capps Batavia Fire Department. We responded early last Sunday morning to Sandflat Road for a lightning strike on a propane tank that ignited a small fire in the gas fireplace. Thankfully, it was contained to a small area and smoke inside the home was minimal. We had our annual firefighters meeting on Monday night and Wednesday morning we got called to assist Omaha Fire with a storage building Fire at Lilly Hobbs, which we didn't get to as it was put out quickly and we weren't needed. Our good friend, Russell Faddis, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday afternoon. He had battled an infection in his leg for several months and although we'll miss him, we know we'll see him again in glory. His sister, Wanda Henderson, of Capps, had also passed away recently. I got a surprise blessing when a woman I hadn't met before stopped by the nursery and gave me two booklets entitled, "Legends of the Hills", from the Alpena Historical Society. They contain stories from Boone and Carroll counties and Batavia and Pilot Knob as well. I look forward to perusing them soon as I'm a history buff. Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback about the article. I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings, Doug 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
Zelda Mel Taylor more
As extreme weather events, global crises and health emergencies upend lives, people are stepping up through the American Red Cross to care for one another in need. more
The Arkansas Women Veterans will host a Woman’s Veteran Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe. Come and meet fellow sisters from military service, find resources and have fun with veterans from the community. more
High school seniors from around Arkansas and beyond filed into Tucker Coliseum on Thursday morning for the opening session of Time Out for Tech 2023, a preview day for prospective college students hosted by the more
The gym at Bergman Schools hosted the Area 2 Unified Basketball Semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 22. Teams from Boone, Baxter, Marion, Newton and Searcy counties filled the gym to shoot some hoops and have some fun. more
Once again, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation and Creative Ideas have come together to promote wildlife education through the arts in the annual Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest. For the 2023 contest, students from kindergarten through 12th grade will submit artwork online through a portal on the AWF website, www.arwild.org. more
Kyle Evatt, the Region 2 Prevention Provider with the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE) donated 2 Verkada Vape Detectors to the Valley Springs School District. more
Blind Date with a Book – Only 2 more days left! Stop by the library in February and pick up a wrapped book to more
The Unity Prayer meeting will be held this month at Restoration Life Fellowship Church in Batavia on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Service begins at 6:30 p.m. In the event some readers don’t know what the Unity Prayer Meeting is about it is a gathering of Pastors to pray for each other and their congregations along with our spiritual leaders and our government leaders. Members of the various congregations also attend the prayer meetings. The goal is to unify our pastors and congregations so that we can be a mighty spiritual force against the powers of darkness. Charlie Marshall passed away Sunday, Feb. 19. I was elated to run on to Louise (Campbell) Bowers one day this week. It was such a pleasure to see her and visit for few minutes. Out of a family of twelve children Louise is the only one still living. Louise’s husband J.C. Bowers was with her and it was a pleasure to see him as well. more
Greetings from Capps. Spring fever is definitely here. We've enjoyed warm temperatures while the northern parts of the country are experiencing cold and blizzards. Some daffodils are blooming on Creel Road and I saw a Redbud in bloom in Capps also. Hopefully we won't have a late cold spell this year. The Homesteaders Swap Meet will be starting back up before long. Lots of activity on the Facebook page lately. Capps Batavia Fire Department responded to a large brush fire last week that burned several acres north of Harrison. Two homes were threatened but thankfully it was under control before spreading too close. Lots of folks are burning limbs that broke in the January snow storm, including myself. Waiting for cool, calm weather and not leaving fires unattended helps mitigate the chance of wildfire. We also had a representative from the new subdivision going in up Terrapin Creek Road attend our board meeting to discuss concerns about water supply issues for the area. Around 120 home sites are planned. I had lunch with Pastor Collie from Batavia Assembly of God last week. It was good to get to know him and have some fellowship. Their family moved here about a year before we did. I look forward to hearing from you about events, people and history of the Capps area. Blessings, Doug more
A nice time was had by all who attended Mary Gains 90th birthday party last Saturday afternoon. Over 30 attended. Out of towers were niece and nephew Janie Moore, Mike and Zondra Markle of Laramie Wyoming; niece Marcie Gaines of Buffalo, Wyoming; niece and nephew Charles and Connie Gaines of Spokane, Missouri; niece and nephew, John and Rosemary Vaughan of Tulsa, Oklahoma. more
At least this is a beautiful weekend in the 60s today, Feb. 23. It was a Holiday today, Happy Presidents' Day and since it was a holiday there was no school and Brayden and Madison spent the weekend with grandparents John and Sue Lowe and Aunt and Uncle Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lowe and daughter. more
The Northwest Arkansas District Fair is hosting a graphic design contest for the 31st Annual Crawdad Days Festival artwork. more
Dominik Scott Walker more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will conduct a public involvement meeting  from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23  about the current proposed realignment of Highway 66 from … more
Larry Lawrence passed away Monday, Feb. 13. His visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.Friday, Feb. 17, at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral services on at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Coffmans. Larry had informed his wife, Juanita, that if he didn’t make it and passed away, he wanted Dewey McGarrah to preach his funeral. Larry is brother-in-law to the Ramsey family Carl, Ernest, and Ernestine. Larry has had health issues for several years. He was the first to help me get started with bee hives. more
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