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City of Fairfield Bay Mayor Linda Duncan has released a timeline related to events surrounding the May suspension of operations of the city’s ambulance service. Details include an ongoing investigation, and an ongoing investigation into possible misappropriation and mishandling of EMS depart…

We went to the music at the Community Center tonight. There was only about half of the people there tonight as there was last month. A lot of the musicians had other commitments. It was a great time for all of us that attended and the musicians that was there. I am sure everyone will be back…

Thursday, they’re quilting, 9 to 11 a.m., at the EHC facility in Rupert. The interested public is invited. Call 745-2304 for details.

TEXARKANA — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn’t change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table.

CLINTON — Conway Regional Health System announced July 15 it has purchased Burnt Ridge Enterprises, LLC, to include The Doctors Building, a two-story medical office building located at 2526 Highway 65 South effective June 2.

Dear Athletic Support: I recently overheard my son’s travel-league baseball coach giving the team a pre-game pep talk. This speech started off fine, but then ventured into the “success-at-all-costs” sort of rhetoric that you see in sports movies. I was flabbergasted. Here was a full-grown ma…

In the regular session of 2021 the legislature approved at least 25 new election laws that will go into effect on July 28.

The U.S. surgeon general said Sunday that he’s concerned about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated and a highly contagious virus variant spreading rapidly.

Since the pandemic started the family’s been doing a weekly Zoom call on Sunday afternoons. Over the course of what’s now been over a year some of us miss some weeks due to other commitments, but it’s been nice – an hour a week to share our lives with family.

Cannaday Abstract & Title Company is your locally owned title and abstract company and has been closing deals since 1951. Beatrice Cannaday founded Cannaday Abstract and they were originally located in the old Clinton State Bank building at 264 Main St. Mrs. Cannaday known to most as B h…

The best thing about memories is making them. And making them is just what I did last week. I took a dear friend of mine on a trip. We desperately needed some “girl time” so we gassed up Scarlet (yes I named my car) and headed north for what we were hoping would be a grand adventure, we were…

The state continues to make national headlines and for all the wrong reasons. COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise and vaccination rates are struggling to climb. Arkansas has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country with only a third of its residents deciding to roll up their …

FAYETTEVILLE — Unlike some past years under retired Arkansas coach Norm DeBriyn (1970-2002) and Dave Van Horn, head coaching Arkansas since 2002, the Razorbacks weren’t left out in the cold by the Major League Baseball draft.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.36 million grant to researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to develop a non-invasive means of detecting weaknesses in a pregnant woman’s pelvic floor muscles that could lead to injury while giving birth.

I got into a rather lengthy conversation with friends the other day on the power of social media. We debated on the virtues of social media. Social media can be used to share kindness and it can be used to be unkind and hateful. I like technology. I find it challenging at times but it certai…

The state Department of Human Services has installed a new system for filling out applications for social services.

Following the state-wide trend, COVID-19 infection numbers in Van Buren County continue to climb as the Delta variant of the virus spreads. The Delta variant is a mutation of the original COVID-19 virus.

Last week while interviewing the Bluebird Ranch Winery across from the hospital on highway 65 I found myself sitting at the wraparound bar visiting with Dan O’Shea. The cozy tasting room, as I had come to learn of its formal title through our conversation, is very inviting with the décor and…

I will start out with a reminder – The Scotland Baptist Church is having a Day camp next week. First-sixth grade. Those that need a ride can contact David Jones. He will be driving the bus. Day camp is 12th thru 15th. The bus will leave the church at 8:30. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is July 17-22…

Two 99-year-old lovely ladies passed away within a few days apart. Danece Bowling died July 1 and Muriel Hink died July 6. These ladies had been friends for many years. The community around Shirley and Clinton have lost two of the finest.

A couple things to set the scene here: Britain will award a Victoria Cross to those it feels have exhibited exceptional valor in combat, even civilians (although no civilian has won the award since 1879). It is a great honor to be awarded the cross, usually presented by the British monarchy …

Arkansans know that no summer barbecue is complete without fresh watermelon. Our state may not be the largest producer of watermelon, but Arkansas communities lay claim to being the home of the world’s largest and the world’s sweetest.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican whose state is struggling with a resurgence in coronavirus cases and lagging vaccinations, called combatting vaccine resistance a priority as he took over as head of the National Governors Association.

Livestock and hay producers should be scouting their pastures and hay meadows for fall armyworms. Armyworm infestations can wreak havoc on lawns, hay fields, pastures, and newly planted fall forages so scout these areas close and often. Armyworms were reported in Conway and Faulkner counties…

HEBER SPRINGS — Although not normally thought of as float streams, Arkansas’s trout-fishing areas are quickly gaining solid reputations with the growing numbers of kayak anglers in the Natural State. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission would like to remind all boaters that preparing for a …

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor sat and seethed with his back on the cage, a temporary cast around his left shin and foot. The biggest star in mixed martial arts was convinced he had just been robbed of revenge on Dustin Poirier by a broken leg.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The possibility of Texas Democrats staging a second walkout to again stop one of America's most restrictive new voting measures grew louder Saturday, as hundreds of people waited hours to rail against the GOP's plan in the largest turnout this year at the state Capitol.

Life is a challenge. “Humph! you didn’t have to tell me that,” you say. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), possess an eternal soul and a conscience that connects to the law of our righteous, eternal God. We are temporal, sinful and doomed for eternal death unless we part…

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