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The April meeting of the Boone County Master Gardeners was held in the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, with 24 members attending. Snacks and drinks were enjoyed starting at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting opened at 6 p.m. The meeting began with a presentation from Lauren Cannon of the Ponca Nature Center on Delightful Dandelions. She began with a demonstration on making chapstick using dandelion-infused oil and other ingredients. Each member received a sample. She then gave a demonstration on how to make fried dandelions, using the blooms. A delicious sample was enjoyed by all members. During the demonstrations, she shared information on nutritional and other uses of all parts of the dandelion and provided an informational handout. Regarding our hanging baskets project, President Olena Cooper shared the following information: There are 52 baskets. April 12 will be the day to assemble the baskets at Diversified Lawn and Garden in Harrison, located at 1925 Capps Road, next to Dollar General. The following workshops will be held at the Boone County Regional Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 11 Cori Hopingardner will discuss off-grid hydroponics with a Q and A session afterwards. Olena then shared that Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. our 3rd annual Plant Sale on the Square. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m. more
The Fleet and Reserve Association Ranch #334 awarded the winners of the “Why I love America” Essay contest with a $100 check. The F.R.A. meets at 12 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Western Sizzlin. more
North Arkansas Performing Artists Coalition (NAPAC), is partnering once again with Mercy Mall of Harrison a food collection for all of our neighbors in Boone and surrounding counties. The Mission of Mercy campaign will help to fill the pantry at Mercy Mall with food donations for the upcoming summer break, when children will be eating their meals at home, instead of at school. more
Informed Choices will host the World’s Largest Baby Fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Eagle Heights Baptist Church. This event is for moms to be and babies up to 2 years old. Various sources will be on site to provide information about pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood of toddlers. For more information, please contact Missy Elmore at 870-280-3169 or email misselmore.icwc@gmail.com . more
The Searcy County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Marshall’s First Christian Church to hear Bob King, Buffalo River Historic Jail and Museum’s director, tell the story of Doctor Robert L. Russell, his great-grand uncle. more
The Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (CAM) Tribe, Ozark Branch (District #8) next scheduled meeting more
The Friends of the Library Boone County will host a Spring Book Sale Thursday, April 27, through Saturday, April 29. more
The Boone County Republican Committee met at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Western Sizzlin of Harrison. The meeting was opened by Chris Diffey. Prayer was given by Fred Woehl and Pledge was led by Bill Melbourne. We welcomed several new visitors. more
ServSafe has been the industry standard since 1919 in training millions of people how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food safely. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we offer training and certifications for the ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Instructor & Proctor programs. The Arkansas Department of Health is now requiring each food service facility to have at least one supervisory employee who has Certified Food Manager training. more
The World’s Largest Baby Fair will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Eagle Heights Baptist Church, located at 703 East Walters in Harrison. The event is sponsored by Informed Choices of Harrison. more
York Cemetery in Bergman will hold a work day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Volunteers are needed. more
The hard work and dedication of Harrison Middle School Robotics team has finally paid off. more
The Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) provided a free steak dinner and educational program for thousands of its members throughout the state during their 2023 ACA Area Spring Conferences. The Area 1 Spring Conference was held on March 13, at North Arkansas College. more
The Ozark Humane Society will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Cause for Paws Thrift Store located at 201 East Crandall in Harrison. A wide variety of plants will be for sale and there will be raffle prizes. You can also meet some of the adoptable shelter animals! more
We are very thankful that Alice Williams received a good report when she went back to the doctors for a checkup. Some of the counts that they week checking for were down a little and that is a good thing. I have had a good time working with my bees this last week. Those little bugs did three separate swarms from my one hive. I thought that was enough so I persuaded Howard Moore to take one. Monday, April 17, I will finally complete my time of wearing a boot for the correction of one of my toes! I have been wearing a boot since Jan. 5 of this year. Of course there is more to the story. I didn’t walk on that foot like the doctor said. Well, the doctor looked at that toe and made a few adjustments and said wear the boot until April 17. more
Lead Hill VFW Post 10417 will hold the Annual Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. next Saturday, April 22, at the School Cafeteria. The dinner will be catered and students and several members will be honored. more
On Saturday, it was nice and pretty. It was warm, but on Sunday the air was chilly. I went to Harrison to the open house to try to win a weed eater, lawn mower or cooler but since we didn’t have a smart phone, I felt like I didn’t get in the drawing. I like the old school way. more
Who doesn’t love curling up with a good mystery book full of plot twists that keeps you on the edge of your seat… or saddle? As part of a new series featuring local authors, the Friends … more
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Ponca Nature Center is teaming up with Keep Arkansas Beautiful for a clean up event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Our staff will meet anyone who wants to participate at the Ponca Access to clean up around that area and the Beaver Jim Villines Homestead Trail. We will provide bags and gloves. Please register at: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/195967. more
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