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Jasper Toy Run scheduled for Dec. 5
The yearly Jasper Toy Run will take place Sunday, Dec. 5. The event, hosted by Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE) and the Newton County Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office, may be …
Christmas lunch at senior center Dec. 21
The Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center in Jasper will be serving Christmas lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The menu includes herb roasted turkey with turkey …
Benefits
The Deer Community is hosting a fundraiser for Lunie Smith, Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Deer School Gymnasium. The event will kick it off with live music provided by "Wreckless" at 5 p.m. and an …
Local News

Avian Bowl top 10 winners

Ashton Gibson, Karsyn Clayborn, Abi Graham, and Ashton Collins competed in the “Avian Bowl” at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference, hosted at the North American International …

Title III program updated

Sarah Bing, director of Title III programs at North Arkansas College, recently updated the college Board of Trustees on the grant program as it enters the last of a five-year grant cycle.Title III is …

Warrior Tribe 4-H Club members showing off their cards for Thanksgiving

During November's regular monthly meetings, the 4-H Clubs in Newton County, members will be making holiday cards that will be handed out to the residents of the Newton County Nursing Home. Each club …

Swain

Happy December birthdays to: Sherl Breedlove, Wynona Brown, our neice Chris Clark, Marsha Clayborn, Kim Davis, Karen Edgmon, Pam Emmerson, Isiah, Kaiden and Travis Heffley, Vernie Heydenrich, Darrell …

USDA cattle report reflects declining feedlot inventories

Fast Facts: While numbers are up from 2019, same-month inventories have fallen from 2020Rising meat prices for consumers more directly tied to processing and distributionFutures market prices make …

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ASP DL testing facilities now open. At each facility written exams are given from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the skills exam is by appointment times only. Here is a list of those testing sites and …

Local Sports

AGFC wetland management focus of DU podcast series

MEMPHIS — The recent changes announced to Arkansas’s greentree reservoir management have drawn the attention of many duck hunters in The Natural State, and thanks to the help of Ducks …

Give input on Arkansas bass management by Nov. 30

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public input into the next version of its Reservoir Black Bass Management Plan, but time is running out. For the plan to stay …

Add some pluck to your cooked duck

JONESBORO — One of the great rewards from a day spent in freezing temperatures chasing ducks is the unmistakable flavor of waterfowl. Though many hunters use only the breast meat, a whole …

AGFC, TNC add 1,165 acres of outdoor opportunity in south Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a $1.35 million Recovery Land Acquisition Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision authorized Director Austin Booth to …

Clean slate waiting for water at Lake Monticello

MONTICELLO — After two years of drawdowns and construction work, the city of Monticello was able to close the gates at its namesake lake in Drew County last week, hoping to see the fish and …

Razorbacks defend, move past K-State

FAYETTEVILLE — As an Arkansas team previously struggling to defend 3-point shots vs. a Kansas State Wildcats previously hitting threes in sprees, the Razorbacks flipped the form charts and the …

Bucknam, Harter repeat as coach of year

FAYETTEVILLE — Their Arkansas Razorbacks teams repeating as SEC Men’s and SEC Women’s Cross Country champions, Arkansas Men’s Coach Chris Bucknam and Arkansas Women’s …

Arkansas surges late to hold off SMU

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas Women’s Basketball (4-1) grinded out a win on Monday night in Bud Walton Arena, beating SMU (2-2), 65-58. Junior forward Erynn Barnum continued her strong start to …

Broyles Award announces semi-finalists

LITTLE ROCK – The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation is pleased to announce the semi-finalists for the 2021 Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coaches. The …

Bergman celebrates homecoming with wins

BERGMAN — Jasper was the date for Bergman at its annual homecoming festivities on Friday night.When the night was over, the home teams left with a pair of wins. The Lady Panthers were on the …
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