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Terri Ginochio, 64, of Harrison, died at Cox South April 16 following a long hospitalization after an auto wreck that occurred in February. The two-vehicle wreck occurred on Lakeshore Drive, in Harrison, on Feb. 8. The wreck was located on the bridge crossing Crooked Creek near Wonder Willa Park. A 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup, driven by 37 year-old Alex Lynn Rocky Moore, impacted Ginochio's 2005 Toyota Camry when the Silverado crossed the center line while traveling Eastbound. more
OTTAWA, Ontario — Earth Day takes place on Monday, on April 22nd. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has since become a global event that unites people from all walks of life in a shared mission: to protect and preserve our environment for future generations. more
A tanker truck wrecked over onto its side Friday, slowing traffic in Marion County. Office of Emergency Management reported the tanker truck overturned in Flippin early Friday morning. The wreck closed roads to thru traffic at Hwy 62 and Hwy 202 all the way to Hwy 62 Business at Powell Feed in Flippin. more
We really need to do something about our national debt. No, I’m not talking about the nearly $35 trillion dollars Congress has borrowed over the years. I am discussing a more important debt. A debt born in blood, sweat and sacrifice. The saying “Freedom Isn’t Free” rings so true and the people who paid this steep price are called veterans. We owe them a massive debt that can never be repaid, but we can try to do a better job taking care of them. more
Earth Day — April 22 “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson more
Today, the Diamond City Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Yard-Sale Fundraiser is ongoing till 4 p.m. at the Station. You don’t want to miss it! more
Happy Taco Tuesday, well April 15 is tax day hope everyone got theirs done yesterday. It was pretty but today looks like rain. more
LITTLE ROCK – If you’re looking for a reason to be happy this Tax Day, you might want to celebrate with one of Arkansas’s quirkiest outdoor occasions. Bullfrog season is open and will run through Dec. 31, 2024. more
Special Olympics Arkansas Area 2 held their Spring Track and Field event at F.S. Garrison Stadium in Harrison on Friday, April 12. The events kicked off with a torch run featuring officers of the Harrison Police Department and Boone County Sherriff's Office at 8:30 a.m. The torch run began at the  Harrison City Hall and ended at the F.S. Garrison Stadium. more
The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) in cooperation with North Arkansas College (Northark) is sponsoring the annual National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The local ceremony will be held in Pioneer Pavilion on the south campus, 1–3 p.m. more
The Oxford Handbook of Agricultural History, edited by Jeannie Whayne of the U of A Department of History, was recently published. Whayne says that agricultural history has enjoyed a rebirth in recent years, in part because of the way the agricultural enterprise promotes economic and cultural connections in an era that has become ever more globally focused. more
BRANSON — Quilts of Valor of the Ozarks (QOVO) held their first veteran quilt award ceremony on April 10, 2024 at the Branson Area Christian Women’s Connection luncheon. Mr. Richard Collins was honored for his service with the presentation of a Quilt of Valor by six members of the QOVO Chapter, from Kimberling City, MO. more
The monthly Virtual VA Claims Clinic for Arkansas Veterans will be held Thursday, April 24, 4-6 p.m. more
Victor Manuel Rocha, 73, of Miami, a former U.S. Department of State employee who served on the National Security Council from 1994 to 1995 and as U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia from 2000 to 2002, pleaded guilty on Friday to secretly acting for decades as an agent of the government of the Republic of Cuba. Immediately thereafter, a federal judge sentenced Rocha to the statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. more
DALLAS — The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) recognized two member financial institutions for their commitment to community investment by naming them 2024 Community Area Revitalization Efforts (CARE) Award recipients. Bank of Anguilla in Anguilla, Mississippi, and Arvest Bank, headquartered in Bentonville were honored during FHLB Dallas’ annual member conference. more
[Note: The tragic incident related here took place in Newton County on January 2, 1953. The Boone County jail in Harrison housed the suspect for a short time, and much of the investigation was also done in Harrison, led by Deputy Prosecutor Joe Villines. Information for this story was obtained from The Harrison Daily Times, The Arkansas Gazette, and the Springfield News Leader dated January 3-7 of 1953.] more
Landon Curtis grew up in this area, graduating from Valley Springs High School before finishing his education at Missouri State University. His wife, Allie, is also a Harrison native, and Curtis says they’re thankful to be raising their two boys in this community. One of his favorite quotes from the couple’s oldest son is, “Daddy cooks, Mommy cleans.” Curtis works for Anstaff Bank and serves on the board of the Buffalo National River Partners. more
Have you ever read or looked at a recipe and thought, "I have to try that?" Or, maybe you've eaten a dish and felt the need to ask for the recipe. Well, I do it quite often as I surf the Internet or browse Pinterest (yes, I have 8,000-plus recipes saved to my Pinterest account). more
WASHINGTON — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has joined a high school teacher and two students who sued Arkansas over the state's ban on critical race theory and “indoctrination” in public schools, asking a federal judge to strike down the restrictions as unconstitutional. more
The Marion County Sheriff's office reported that at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, they were dispatched to Welcome Ridge boat launch area in northern Marion County after area residents located the body of an unidentified white female, floating just offshore in Bull Shoals Lake. more
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