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Little Red River Annual River Clean Up is scheduled for Sept. 2. Maps of the river and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers can choose their section of the river they want to pick up trash in and out of the river. Volunteers with boats and volunteers on land are both needed. Since COVID p…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assis…

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HERE KITTY, KITTY, KITTY....We are still overflowing with cats and kittens at the shelter. We need adopters! It seems our numbers keep increasing instead of decreasing. Can all you cat lovers adopt me or one of my friends. Surely we can empty the shelter and provide real homes for us. Living…

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Sheldon Woodson, a 43-year resident and well-known businessman, has announced that he is a candidate for mayor of Heber Springs. Woodson has owned three local businesses over the past 40 years. He served one term on the Heber Springs City Council and has served the community as a reserve dep…

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I’d like to talk about Every Day Counts, the three-month initiative of the Division of Children and Family Services and Project Zero to focus on finding adoptive families for children in Arkansas’s foster care system.

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Arkansas State University continued its standing as the second largest college in the state by reporting a total enrollment on the 11th day of classes for fall 2021 of 13,772 to the Arkansas Division of Higher Education. The fall 2021 enrollment was essentially the same as the previous fall …

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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2020-21 flu season starting Monday, September 27. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a community flu vaccine clinic, which is typically a day-long event when the he…

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 The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist University elected its officers for the coming year Friday. The board, meeting in regular session on the WBU campus, also heard good news about the university’s enrollment climbing for the third consecutive year.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling she says inappropriately permits federal regulators to outlaw a popular firearm accessory and potentially imprison those who fail to comply with the new mandate.

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Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown and Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes have both released statements that the county has no intention to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for county employees.

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Hello, my name is Heidi!! Not Snowball or Snowflake but HEIDI. I think nearly all of white dogs are named “snow” something, but not me. I’m also not deaf like another bad thing that seems to happen to white dogs. So now do you want to meet me? I’m the cutest 10 month old shepherd mix. I came…

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Whenever you think you’ve seen it all, you can always rely on Mother Nature to remind you: You’re not even close. Especially in Arkansas, which hosts not only its own native oddities, but is increasingly visited by strangeness from

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Thanks to mask wearing and social distancing efforts, incidences of flu were minimal in 2020. However, experts are concerned we may not be that lucky in 2021. As healthcare providers prepare to see more flu cases this season, Sherwood Urgent Care centers are ready with the flu vaccine.

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Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs and Dr. Henry Wallace are now utilizing Mako Smart Robotics, the most innovative robotic system currently available for joint replacement surgery for both partial and total knee replacement procedures.

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Arkansas gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.83 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,826 stations in Arkansas. Gas prices in Arkansas are 3.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 93.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the launch of a new multi-platform website that partners Arkansas Farm to School, arfarmtoschool.org, with Arkansas Grown, arkansasgrown.org, the first website of its kind that connects farm to school to a state’s local food brand…

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A Beebe 37-year-old accused of trying to kill a pregnant woman and her unborn son is facing three felony charges.

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My name is Lonnie. I’m a two-year old very handsome shepherd mix looking for a home. I was brought to the shelter by the sheriff’s department. This turned out to be a good thing because I thought I was going to jail. Well I guess it’s sorta like jail but a lot better than where I was. I’m no…

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Thirty-one promising first-year students at Arkansas State University comprise the next Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) at A-State. Students are chosen for CLC based on their leadership involvement in high school and communities, participation in school events, and academic performance.

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The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Jobs for Arkansas Graduates program received the national 5-of-5 Award for 2020, marking 15 consecutive years the program has received the honor. Twenty-five JAG programs at schools around the state also received 5-of-5 rec…

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hosted the second Elder Abuse Conference in Jonesboro at the Arkansas State University First National Bank Arena. Nearly 100 attendees learned about issues faced by loved ones and providers who assist and serve seniors and adults with developmentally…

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After canceling their last two bluegrass festivals in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the Mountain View Bluegrass Association announced plans to host its 19th Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival at the Ozark Folk Center Nov. 11-13 at the state park’s 1,000-seat music venue, the Ozark Highlands Theater.

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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Central Cancer Registry, was awarded a Base Contract for Research Support by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program to collect high quality population-based cancer data and report on c…

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Despite a year featuring record flooding events, heavy insect pressure and a near brush with a recent hurricane, Arkansas rice is moving toward a harvest that may see near-record yields on par with the last several years.

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A former Arkansas State Police officer has been sentenced to 10 years for stalking. According to the affidavit for arrest, Mark Eugene Holland, 56, of Heber Springs, stalked a woman in her mid-20s. Holland pleaded guilty to charges including second-degree stalking, a class D felony; terroris…

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Arkansas has recently reported several cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses, which indicates the risk is present in local mosquitoes. EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain.

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CLINTON — Entertainment, followed by more entertainment is on the schedule for the National Championship Chuckwagon Races at the Bar Of Ranch through Labor Day weekend.

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First Arkansas Bank & Trust was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. This eighth annual program was created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group.

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LORDY, LORDY MISS MOLLY!! WHERE DID ALL THESE CATS COME FROM? That’s what Micah wants to know. “We’ve got to find homes for these cats and kittens.” Pictured are just a few. We have white ones, black ones, black and white ones, gray ones, yellow ones, one-legged ones, bob-tail ones, fluffy o…

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The Heber Springs City Council is considering approving a rezoning request to build a 8-acre RV park across from Mack’s Fish House, adjacent to Southridge Village and the industrial park. Liz Blankenship assured the council it will be short-term (two-weeks maxiumum) recreational vehicle parking.

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The Sxton-Willis American Legion Post 64, located as 49 Park Road, will be serving chicken halves with all the fixins for $8 for Labor Day. This will be served starting 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.3-Sunday Sept. 5.

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More than 500 Arkansas Army National Guardsmen from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 142nd Field Artillery Brigade will convoy to Camp Minden, La., to assist that state’s emergency response operations after Hurricane Ida came ashore over the weekend.

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Registration is open for the eight-week public health initiative is open to all who want to get into the habit of exercise or renew a commitment to fitness. There’s no cost to register at https://walk.uada.edu/walk/.

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Airports and air travel are essential to Arkansas’s growth and economic development, and the history of aeronautics in Arkansas is colorful. Today I’d like to talk about this industry that has contributed so much to the high quality of life in the Natural State.

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A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists has been awarded a five-year grant worth $2.5 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to determine if a cell phone application can reduce the relapse rate in people with opioid use disorder.