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Dear Athletic Support: With school closed, my son is itching to get back in the weight room. He’s been running around the neighborhood, but we don’t have any dumbbells or weights he can use for strength training. Do you have any home workouts we can do with minimal equipment? – Weighting Dad

Exercise classes at the EHC building in Rupert, normally held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11 a.m., have been cancelled until further notice.

This past week or so has proven that we’ve moved past the Central Time Zone and directly into the Twilight Zone. The corona virus that has been sweeping across the world and our country has changed our lives forever. It sort of makes an outdoor column seem a little trivial, but perhaps the o…

I recently read that an observant Jew will recite a minimum of one hundred (yes, you read that right!) blessings, daily. Blessings are offered before meals, during the meals (for different tastes and smells), and at the end of a meal. There are blessings that are offered at various times thr…

The legislature convened in special session to address potential revenue shortfalls, resulting from the sudden economic downturn caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

LITTLE ROCK – Sounding a hopeful note, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced in his Saturday, March 28, briefing that he was “encouraged” that COVID-19 infections were not taking place in Arkansas as fast as other areas of the country.

Eve Henderson at the One Stop Health Shop has been educating fellow citizens on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle for the past 20 years; but the lifestyle of eating properly and using natural supplements and vitamins goes much farther back for her.

CLINTON – The Clinton Chamber of Commerce has released operating times and any restrictions for area businesses.

I was in the Navy in 1975, an airplane mechanic with an airplane squadron on an aircraft carrier.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief in cooperation with the North Central Baptist Association will be giving out food boxes from the parking lot of Pee Dee Baptist Church on Highway 16 in Clinton.

Some 908,900 Arkansans may become infected with the novel coronavirus over the course of the next six months, according to an epidemiological model of the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas provided by the Arkansas Hospital Association to its members. Among those who become infected, an estimate…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation around 12:30 Saturday morning, March 28, to create the $173 million COVID-19 Rainy Day Fund addressing various state issues due to the coronavirus.

Well another week went by and we are still keeping our distance in Scotland. All seems to be going well so we will keep on keeping on. One day this crisis will be over and we can thank GOD for his blessings. We do our part and HE will do his. I am surprised at the people that seem to think t…

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s open public forum and monthly meeting, scheduled for March 18-19 in Hope, was canceled because of concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

HOT SPRINGS — According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s recently published 2019 Boating Accident Year-end Report, Arkansas waters saw a substantial decrease in the number of boating accidents last year compared to the year before.

In a county-wide government teleconference Tuesday morning, City of Clinton Police Chief D.L. Webb asked that anyone putting trash out to double-bag for the safety of collectors.

Two Batesville men, Alexander G. Broisus, 27, and Jesse R. Shoemaker, 35, have pled guilty to the 2018 murder of Michael Bryant who was shot to death at a home on Harrison Street Annex.

Talked to my sister-in-law last weekend. That in itself is not surprising. I am, I suspect like a lot of you, spending more time on the phone these days. It’s also not surprising as she, her husband and I get along well and that same couple had been down here in Arkansas for my son’s wedding…

The Van Buren County Special School was established in 1974 by a group of concerned citizens who saw a need for special education services for the disabled citizens of Van Buren County. The center was formed in Shirley with the use of funding opportunities provided by statewide legislation c…

To cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak on working families, the state has streamlined the process of applying for unemployment insurance.

We all need to be praying for each other to be careful and not get or spread the virus. I thing this is going to take a while to run its course.

Look for the waxing crescent moon in the west this week after sunset.

Dear Athletic Support: My son started playing baseball when he was five years old. I can still remember him in the backyard with his little ball and. With school currently closed, he fears his senior baseball season isn’t going to happen.

I’m sure everyone is aware of what is going on with the COVID-19 virus and the changes we all face. I believe in this “downtime” we can get back to what’s important and let God work his maintenance on us so that when we are up and running again, we will be where we need to be.

Shelter Insurance has been serving Clinton and the surrounding area for over thirty years under Jim Gilliam and decades before under AC Caldwell. Mr. Gilliam took over for Mr. Caldwell in 1987 when the insurance office was still located downtown in the corner building currently occupied by M…

Local and state officials are urging people to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by using social distancing measures.

Playing in what could be the penultimate championship of this high school sports season, the Quitman Lady Bulldogs season fell a little short of a state title Thursday after a 47-28 loss against Melbourne in Hot Springs.

[Editor’s note: You should check with the event sponsor before leaving to attend, as many events are being cancelled, some after press time. We recommend following CDC guidelines in planning to attend public events.]

Let’s not kid ourselves, these are interesting, if not serious, times.

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