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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Community News
Harlem Wizards to return to Sharp County (01/11/17)
The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce (SRACC) is thrilled to bring the amazing Harlem Wizards Basketball Team back on Mar. 10 at the A.L. Hutson Center in Highland. The doors open at 6 p.m. with a two hour game beginning at 7 p.m. Why drive hours and pay big bucks to see a world-class show when you have one in your own back yard at an intimate community setting, at a fraction of the cost? Last year's show was a huge hit with both kids and adults alike. ...
SRACC launches Facebook page and prepares for annual banquet (01/11/17)
The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of their new Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page! The new page is user friendly and makes it quick and easy to locate, like, and share. If you use Facebook, please "like" us and help spread the word. ...
CV resident releases new book (01/11/17)
Edna Bell-Pearson, of Cherokee Village, award winning author of Cul de Sac, (A story of life in a retirement village), has just released a new book entitled James and Jack. Bell-Pearson's articles, essays, stories, and poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, anthologies and literary journals world-wide. This is her sixth book. Her first, Fragile Hopes, Transient dreams and Other Stories, was chosen during Kansas' Sesquicentennial year, as one of "150 Best Kansas Books...
Low temperatures bring high risks for pets (01/11/17)
Cold weather safety tips from the humane society of Missouri'sAnimal medical center of mid-america. With high temperatures hovering in the 20s over the next several days, the animal medical center of mid-america urges all pet owners to bring their pets inside and exercise the utmost caution when exposing pets to the cold. Pets rely on their owners to help keep them warm during cold weather, so remember:...
Thayer GFWC Crescite Club welcomes guest speaker at meeting (01/11/17)
The GFWC Crescite Club of Thayer met on Jan. 5 in the home of Billie Rae Mooney with 13 members present. Members brought 63 boxes of saltine crackers for the Oregon County Food Pantry Donna Franz introduced the program speaker, Tressa Dunlap, from On Time Ministry, a ministry committed to preventing human trafficking. ...
OC Historical Society to discuss old courthouses (01/11/17)
The Oregon County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Jan. 13 at the Country Cottage in Thayer at 12 noon. Mike Crawford will be the guest speaker and will discuss old courthouses in Oregon County, including the courthouse in Thomasville. Also to be discussed at the meeting will be the surprise that was found at the current courthouse when it was remodeled. Everyone is welcome to attend...
Couch Homecoming Court (01/11/17)
Couch High School will be celebrating Homecoming, Friday January 13, with the crowning of the Homecoming Queen beginning at 5 pm in the high school gym. Following the ceremony will be the basketball game with Koshkonong. Everyone is welcome to attend...
CV OEM to host Storm Spotter Certification Class and announces tornado siren fundraiser (01/11/17)
The Cherokee Village Office of Emergency Services will be hosting a Storm Spotters Certification Class on Saturday, Jan. 21.from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This class is open to the general public and is free. The class will be held in room 109 at Ozarka College Ash Flat Campus. The class will be conducted by Dennis Cavanaugh with the NWS in Little Rock. If you have any questions, contact David Woods at 870-329-3459...
Blood drive to be held at Fulton Co. Hospital (01/11/17)
Fulton County Hospital is partnering with American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday Jan. 16. The blood drive begins at 12 noon and will end at 4 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come out the hospital and donate blood to save a life...
NCU Chapel project schedules informational meeting (01/11/17)
Volunteers working to construct a chapel building at the ADC North Central Unit have scheduled a public meeting to share the project vision and provide information on the variety of ways in which those interested in helping might get involved. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. to be held in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church located on Hwy. 56 in Calico Rock. Anyone interested in learning more about the project is encouraged to attend...
Community Foundation to begin accepting online grant applications (01/11/17)
Nonprofits in the Twin Lakes area can go to arcf.org beginning January 10 to apply online for Giving Tree Grants through Twin Lakes Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 15...
Mexican Fiesta Dinner to be held at the Moose Lodge (01/11/17)
The women of Mountain Home Moose Lodge will hold their monthly Mexican Fiesta dinner this Friday, Jan. 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The menu will once again include ​build-your-own all you can eat tacos, Spanish rice, refried beans, chips and salsa and beverage. ...
Calico Rock presents Bills of Rights exhibit (01/11/17)
Honor the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights at the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center now through Feb. 25. The pop-up exhibit was developed by the National Archives and is being presented at select locations throughout the nation. The exhibit shares some history of the Bill of Rights and challenges guests to appreciate the freedoms found in them...
Calico Rock presents Bills of Rights exhibit (01/11/17)
Honor the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights at the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center now through Feb. 25. The pop-up exhibit was developed by the National Archives and is being presented at select locations throughout the nation. The exhibit shares some history of the Bill of Rights and challenges guests to appreciate the freedoms found in them...
Ozarka College offers new automotive scholarship (01/11/17)
Ozarka College is pleased to begin offering a new scholarship specifically for students in the Automotive Service Technology program. The College received a generous anonymous donation for this new endowed scholarship, and will be accepting scholarship applications for the spring 2017 semester...
ACNA to host workshop (01/11/17)
The Arts Center of North Arkansas (ACNA), will host an Arts Workshop on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 10, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Do you have an art project that you want to work on, begin - or maybe you have a project you've been wanting to finish? Bring it along with your own supplies, refreshments, etc. ...
Master Gardener Program now taking applications (01/11/17)
Want to be a Master Gardener? Applications are being taken in Sharp, Izard, Fulton and Independence counties for persons who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and then share their knowledge with others. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is conducting the Master Gardener training during March 2017. Trainings last for five days. The location of the trainings will be Ash Flat, Melbourne, Batesville and Salem...
Ozarka College extends registration deadline (01/11/17)
Classes at Ozarka College began Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 as scheduled. However, due to being closed for inclement weather, the registration deadline has been extended for students to enroll in the spring 2017 semester. Registration will remain open until Friday, Jan. 13...
Ozarka College extends registration deadline (01/11/17)
Classes at Ozarka College began Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 as scheduled. However, due to being closed for inclement weather, the registration deadline has been extended for students to enroll in the spring 2017 semester. Registration will remain open until Friday, Jan. 13...
NRCS announces deadline for Pollinator Initiative applications (01/11/17)
To help increase and enhance pollinator habitat in Arkansas, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has started a special pollinator initiative in 20 counties. Three-fourths of the world's flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world's food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies, moths, birds, bats, beetles and other insects...
BRMC's first baby of 2017 (01/11/17)
Salem Beta Club at it again (01/11/17)
The Salem High School Beta Club is at it again. The members of the club stay busy throughout the year, especially in the area of community service. Throughout the summer, the members of the Beta Club helped the community in several ways. The summer began with members washing school buses so they would be sparkling clean for the upcoming school year. ...
Benefit auction coming up for Jackie Hart (01/03/17)
A benefit auction for Jackie Hart will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Viola High School Gym beginning at 6 p.m. Hart has been diagnosed with t-lymphoblastic lymphoma. The benefit is being held to help family with travel and medical expenses. For additional details, please contact Gail Ingram at 870-321-1417, Stephanie Dawson at 870-371-1734 or Jamie Perryman at 870-405-4513...
Winter art classes starting at Old Main (01/03/17)
Fulton County Arts Council will begin a new series of lessons on "Learning to See, a Class of Basic Drawing." The classes will start Jan. 3 and will be held each Tuesday, 10 to noon through April 25 at the Agri building on the Old Main campus. The cost of the class is $15; however, there is no charge to the Arts Council members, and weekly classes will be held throughout the year at no additional charge to members. The annual membership fee is only $20...
Izard County Historical group to share memories (01/03/17)
The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Izard County Senior Center, south of Brockwell, at 2 p.m. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. A panel of society members will hold a discussion and remembrance time about past years in Izard County. ...