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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
Updated at 3:42 PM

The secret of a happy St. Patrick's day is Irish soda bread. The secret of the bread is less.The less you knead and handle it, the better. The most cherished examples of this "aran soide" are bright, light and free form, never heavy and compacted.It is a variety of quick bread where the rising comes from sodium bicarbonate instead of yeast. It reacts with the buttermilk or a substitute to form tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide. They give the bread its butter and jam-grabbing texture.

Updated at 3:35 PM

Here are five things to know about St. Patrick’s Day.1. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 every year, the date St. Patrick died. It also is St. Patrick’s feast day.

Posted at 3:00 PM

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Updated at 2:50 PM

The Irish love their beer, but not all of it goes to drinking.The foamy fermentation is a flavor driver in a number of traditional Irish recipes, especially the Irish stew served after Mass on St. Patrick’s Day.

Updated at 2:22 PM

The Cleburne County Farm Bureau announces their spring 2014 scholarships to be awarded May 1st.  The scholarships are worth $500 each and will go towards college tuition for the 2014 fall semester.  Applications are due by...

Updated at 2:04 PM

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Updated at 1:59 PM

The first fully completed section of the Heber Springs Trail system is ready for the public

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