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Heber Springs Humane Society  is featuring some of our long-term dogs this week. Meet Crystal who is now three-years old. She's the sweetest boxer/pit mix you will ever meet. She loves people with all her heart, in addition, to lots of tummy rubs. She will need a home without any other anima…

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Claudine Schofer has been promoted to Humane Society Thrift Store Manager/Board Member replacing Ruth Gray who had to step down due to family illnesses.

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LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has released the 2023 edition of three publications containing updated research-based recommendations for managing pests, weeds and diseases in row crop agriculture as well as fruit, vegetable and garden production.

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EL PASO — Drought conditions in 2022 had an extraordinary impact on the cattle industry in Arkansas as well as much of the country. As water supplies became increasingly scarce throughout the summer, pastures and forage stocks throughout the Mid-South and beyond dwindled, and many producers …

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Egg prices won’t stay high forever, but with no clear end in sight for the current round of highly pathogenic avian flu, prices won’t descend to bargain basement levels, said Jada Thompson, a poultry economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Nonprofits in Cleburne County can go to arcf.org/givingtree to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 15.

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The Heber Springs City Council tabled an additional one-time fee of $15,000 to Greers Ferry Lake Total Property Maintenance regarding leaf and limb pickup. They council did approve advancing the February payment of $15,000 immediately.

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It’s been a year since the Veterans Coffee Call started on Tuesdays at Arrow Cafe in Heber Springs. Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 7-8 started Veterans Coffee Call. In May of 2001 the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association was started as a non-profit organization, allowing its member…

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Meet Ronnie. Mr. Ronnie is a three-year-old Jack Russell mix just waiting for a home. He loves attention and gives the same to everyone. He was brought to us from an abusive situation, but it doesn’t seem to have affected his love of people and other dogs. He’s full of energy and needs a bac…

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In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement said Monday it is seeking to raise awareness of Arkansas’ ranking as the least healthy state for moms.

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HOT SPRINGS — The February Exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will continue to showcase a selection of watercolors by Mark Blaney, along with work by Donnie Copeland, Matthew Hasty, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Sammy Peters, Sandra Sell, Elizabeth Weber, and others. The gallery will host a re…

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Americans have long called on Washington to cut inefficiencies in federal programs and modernize them for the 21st century. Yet rarely, are those calls heard on Capitol Hill.

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House members will enter the third week of the 2023 Regular Session this week. In the second week, several bills passed the House and are now making their way to the Senate.

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High fertilizer prices and drought in 2022 handed hay production in the United States its biggest decline in 11 years with stocks at their lowest level since data collection began, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on the draft MKARNS Master Plan and Environmental Assessment. Public comment for the draft MP and EA will be held between Jan. 16 and March 2. USACE will hold three public in-person workshops to explain the draft MP and E…

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The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake (Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties) and Norfork Lake (Baxter and Fulton counties). This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish C…

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White River Health White River Medical Center (WRMC) is pleased to announce that it ranked in the top 10 percent of 861 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr®, LLC). The reporting period …

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JONESBORO — A-State Vets for Arkansas was the message from Chancellor Todd Shields as Arkansas State University provided an update on its plans to open its College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).

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The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission has released its 2022 Wrap-Up Report detailing the end-of-year results for its two annual cleanup campaigns. In 2022, a total of 582 cleanup events were held across the state where 17,794 Arkansans volunteered, an increase of 30 percent compared to last…

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The Heber Springs City Council will have their first meeting of 2023 Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. Mayor Kasey Griffin is expected to give a state of the city address and the council will take care of some beginning of the year work, such as approving procedural rules. …

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Meet Girly. Girly is a special dog that came to us from a neglectful situation. Girly is a love bug and would love to be with a family. She’s only 2 years old, leads well on a leash, gets along with other dogs and loves to cuddle. She hasn’t been tested on cats but we feel it wouldn’t be a p…

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VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s DeGray Lake and hydropower plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a welcome ceremony and open house Jan. 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. at DeGray Lake Visitor Center in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

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The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for applications to the Arkansas School Garden Grant Program and the Arkansas Taste Test Grant Program through Jan. 25.

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Construction work to continue dismantling the existing I-30 Arkansas River Bridge will require two temporary traffic slowdowns on the new river bridge in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State University established its esports teams in 2019 and over the past three years, the teams have expanded their reach across campus. There are now 35 players and eight teams.

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You got goats, maybe chickens, sheep, anything that needs herding, well we got the dog for you. Actually we have two ... two Great Pyrenees named Meadow and Yaffa. They are sweet lovable dogs that will not only guard your property but they will also gather up your children at suppertime. Wou…

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The State Treasury earned nearly $100 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2023, Treasurer Dennis Milligan announced today in his final investment report of his tenure. Milligan takes office on Tuesday as Auditor of State.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Foreign ownership and investments in U.S. agricultural land have increased to more than 40 million acres in the last decade, making up just over 3 percent of all privately held farmland within the U.S., according to the Farm Service Agency. For many legislators, that increase …

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LITTLE ROCK — In Arkansas, childcare providers are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of professional development annually. Family and Consumer Sciences Agents with the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, helped meet this …

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JONESBORO — The American Red Cross needs your help in 2023 and is asking individuals in Missouri and Arkansas to consider making a New Year’s resolution to become a volunteer in the local community by helping support the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

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Brig. Gen. William M. Leahy, assumed command of the Arkansas Air National Guard and its 1,800 Airmen in an afternoon ceremony Sunday at the Thomas Ballroom, Walters Community Support Center, Little Rock Air Force Base.

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Daron Frederick has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. He joined the cooperatives in 2013. Frederick replaces current CIO Robert McClanahan who has had a 42-year tenure with Arkansas’ electric cooperatives.

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LITTLE ROCK — Abortion survivor and pro-life advocate Gianna Jessen is the featured speaker for the 45th Annual March for Life set for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 22, in Little Rock at the State Capitol. The annual march is sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life.

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The next Monthly Virtual VA Claims Clinic for Arkansas Veterans will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. During the upcoming Virtual Claims Clinic, Veterans may speak one-on-one with staff at the Little Rock VA Regional Office who are ready to assist with specific questions regarding their claims…

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The board of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement is urging the Arkansas General Assembly and Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration to eliminate the asset limit for food stamps.

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The Arkansas Air National Guard conducted a ceremony to promote and formally recognize its newest brigadier general, Charles W. “Wes” Nichols, Jr., at Herk Hall on the Little Rock Air Force Base Saturday.

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The statewide gas price average in Arkansas is $2.96 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Arkansas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is nineteen cents more compared to this day last week and is two cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.

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Lyon College recently announced that 124 students made the fall 2022 Dean’s List. Students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average and take a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester to appear on the list.

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BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe 2022-2023 Lecture-Concert Series will present Garry Burnside at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Owen Center auditorium on the Beebe campus, located at 1101 West College Street. The concert is free admission and open to the public.

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BRINKLEY — Do you need help growing or expanding your business? Is your business looking for financial assistance, but you don’t know what your options are? Is your inner entrepreneur in need of some guidance? An upcoming event, co-hosted by the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Cent…

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Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a $760,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma common among…