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The holidays are known for bringing large groups of people together. Most of us can recall large groups of family members crammed into one home for an extended visit. The eating and sleeping arrangements may be a little unorthodox, but a few days of eating at the ironing board and sleeping in the attic are worth it, right? Does it seem like there are more people attending than last year? Someone had to have brought the person currently enjoying a nap in the recliner! How do you wake a sleeping stranger, anyway? more
Amy Fitzpatrick, Care Creations and MetalWorks, is a new Arkansas Craft Guild member from Yellville. She uses silver, brass, copper sheet and wire metals in combination to make jewelry and hair accessories. Amy has participated in the Guild’s Christmas Showcase in Little Rock the past 2 years and she was accepted as a member Dec. 3. more
Arkansas Tech University has earned a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation that will be directed to the establishment of the Arkansas Trail Management Institute. more
The Arkansas State Police Academy Class 2023-B had a record breaking 52 troopers graduate. The class was the largest graduating class in the past 46 years. One of the graduates was Trooper Jared Curtis of Harrison. more
Alpena School District hosted their annual Homecoming Celebration on Friday, Nov. 3, as they played against the Cotter Warriors. more
Alpena School District hosted their annual Homecoming Celebration on Friday, Nov. 3, as they played against the Cotter Warriors. more
The American Legion hosted a raffle to award 74 pounds of beef cuts from Harter House and a Henry Lever Action 30-30 rifle. Mayor Jerry Jackson was asked to draw the winning names. more
The library will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas, and Jan. 1, 2024 for New Year’s Day. more
I can’t believe it is Christmas already! I thought I had another week. Here it is next week on Monday. We went out Christmas Caroling last Wednesday night Dec. 13 and it was the Armer family, Sue Lowe, Sandra Malotte, Marilyn Parsons, Gary High and Vickie Bradley. We went out to Blue Eye and after we went to the Dollar General and Gary High got us ice cream. more
Merry Christmas from Capps. The Adventist Church had their Christmas service last Saturday. We attended the second Christmas program at Capps Full Gospel in the morning and the evening program at Restoration Life Fellowship in Batavia last Sunday night. I ended up going to the community choir presentation of Handel's Messiah by myself Monday night as Jennifer was tired out. It was great and a bit different in the new location with a new conductor. We're looking forward to some quiet days at home before Christmas. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire and all that stuff. Blessings, Doug more
The Boone County Cattlemen's Association met on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Center at North Arkansas College. This meeting was sponsored by Worley Tire of Harrison. BCCA President Scott Kernodle welcomed those in attendance and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Dale Crunkleton offered a blessing for the meal. Kernodle recognized December birthdays and anniversaries as well as any guests. We then enjoyed a meal of salad, BBQ beef, rolls, green beans, scalloped potatoes, chocolate cake, cheesecake, tea, and water. more
Tucker is busy dog. He has a full time job as a Boone County K9 Deputy with his partner, Bergman School Resource Officer Doug Becker. The two of them are usually on the Bergman campus keeping everyone safe. Tucker is a certified in narcotics detection, and can perform searches of containers or do an “open air sniff” on command. Officer Decker says that Tucker is a wonderful dog that loves to work and play. “He attends all of the ball games,” Becker stated. Tucker is known to have a calming presence and can help put kids at ease. more
The Wreaths Across America program decorated cemeteries across the country Saturday, Dec. 16, and three cemeteries in Harrison were decorated with the fresh wreaths. The annual program honors America’s veterans by placing wreaths upon the headstones of veterans during wreath ceremonies held Dec. 16. more
“No one loves a Christmas tree on March the 25th,” was the punchline to a favorite poem in Shel Silverstein’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends, but Silverstein may have gotten it wrong in the eyes of crappie anglers. They absolutely love old Christmas trees at the end of March, so long as they’re sitting 10 feet deep in their favorite lake. more
Students in the Arkansas Tech University Fisheries and Wildlife Society donated 421 hours of volunteer service to organizations and causes related to their fields of study during the fall 2023 semester. more
The library will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas, and Jan. 1, 2024 for New Year’s Day. more
Jerry Evans, of Lepanto, visited Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro this spring, but only recently learned that he had discovered a 4.87-carat diamond. more
The USA has many towns named with the holidays in mind. According to the United States Census Bureau, these towns are seeing population growth. Those who love to deck the halls and sing carols all year long might enjoy having an address in one of these towns: more
The Boone County Extension Homemakers Council and the Boone County 4-H Clubs focus on bringing awareness to the food insecurity in our county. more
Dec. 14—Harps Deli 814 Highway 65-62 North, Harrison more
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