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Wow! What a week! I have been working the polls at Garfield, NEBCO Fire Station. As supervisor I have to make sure all the addresses and names are correct if changes are needed. It seems like I am on the phone a good portion of the day with the county clerk’s office. Benton County has had a …

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It is sometimes funny when unexpected things occur. While the Humbard’s were getting their cars set up for use, Kay punched the code to open the second door not knowing five year old Parker was in the garage sliding past the parked car. The door raised and caught Parker’s sweats by the rear …

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Drove through the hills this past week and the trees are beginning to change colors. Some of the reds and oranges are really popping! This week and next week should be great! Wish we would get some rain to make the leaves stay on the trees. They are looking pretty dry right now. Jackie and I…

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We moved to Nail, Arkansas, from Oakland, California, when I was seven years old. My sisters were 12 and 14. We had a nice farm and a house better than most of our neighbors. My sisters say  we were poor, but I don't remember that.

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Looks like being tested often isn’t enough to prevent catching covid-19.  The President found out wearing a mask does make a difference!  Many of his “people” found out they were at risk, as well.  Please wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash carefully.  The rules are the same and we can…

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Happy October birthdays to: Chas Martin, Angie Curtis, Beth Moak, Josh Smith, Scot Dahlstrom, Hunter Helms, Verl Carney, Brandon Campbell, Carmel Davis, Beverly Carlton, Trudy Flud, Betty Matlock, Sandra Taylor, Brandy Willis, Kim Liggett, Melonie Collins, Kayla Cowell, Ryan Clayborn, Alisha…

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Newton County I know you will love the way your polls will be managed this year! The county is going to voting centers which is how we made some good decisions closing polls that have not had enough voters to make it feasible to hire the staff to man the polls. Some people didn’t like the ch…

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Buffalo National River Partners (BNRP) announces the winner for the logo contest for the upcoming 50th Anniversary for the Buffalo National River (BNR) in 2022. Ana Laura Salinas DeGuerrero of Rogers created the chosen design that will be used as the official BNR logo for events and merchand…

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Thinking of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Having graduated in 1964, I was beginning to look at what the world had in store for me and my classmates.  The idea of not being able to vote, work while pregnant, have a credit card in my name, making choices for my own body, having equal rights no matter …

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Have you ever eaten a Paw Paw? I remember we used to have a Paw Paw bush between our house and Glenda Sue’s house. We did eat them sometimes if we thought they were ripe. I remember all the big seeds in the fruit and we could tell an animal had eaten one by all the seeds in the excrement lef…

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My neighbor in Springdale, Margie Beasley, loves to play pitch! She is 93 years old and is always ready to get into a game of pitch. A number of her family is around the area and they are ready for a game, as well. Her daughter-in-law, Shirley, has moved to Tontitown from Georgia. She and Dw…

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Happy September birthdays to: Kyle Adams, Joan Brown, Jennifer Brase, mMy dear friend Jean Brasel, James and Terry Carney, Missy Clayborn, Lauren Cannon, Leslie Daniels, Ricky Lynn, Tommy, Donnie, and Brent Davis, Kay Davis, Leah Davenport, Buck Dahlstrom, Fawn Kurtzo, Breilynn Heffley, Emil…

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Have you been seeing rainbows lately? I live under a hill to the west of my house and overlook the lake to the east. When the sun peeked through the trees on the western hillside I realized the humidity is just right for a rainbow and sure enough it was! The other day I saw one that wasn’t v…

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If you have hummingbirds you will understand how often you have to refill their feeders. I have two this year and I am filling them up every day. It takes a cup of sugar and four cups of water for each bottle. I always boil the water and sugar for five minutes in the microwave. I used to coo…

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I have friends who want to know how to get a ballot to mail in so they won’t have to get out and expose themselves to the covid-19 at the polls. I work the polls in Benton County. We are being trained how we are going to make our polls as safe as we can. So many times we have great ideas and…

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As we race toward the end of summer and the beginning of our school season we are having to make the decision to wear masks, have social distancing, and washing often to help us to be able to get back to school safely. There are six weeks where we are needing to do our best to be able to get…

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As I watch our country spin into a death spiral, I can see ways to stop it. You know how easy it is to be the referee while the game is going on while seated on the sidelines. We all know how and we still refuse to do it. Way back in March our president decided our businesses would fail if w…

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Happy July birthdays to; Billy Adams, Sabrina and Linda Carlton, Ryan Davis, Michael Shaun and Dana Eddings, Lora Lynn King, Oakley Martin, Clint & Jesslyn Martin, Mary Ellen Race, Donna Sams, Rubynell Streeter, Teddy Tennison, Kazen Waters, Joseph Williams, Brenda Woods, Wilma Vaughn, a…

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While reading the Newton County Times this past week, I found the article about Dr. Tom Leslie very interesting. The family history told that the town of Leslie was named after his great-great grandfather, Sam Leslie. Sam was the first postmaster in town and also was a state senator. His gra…

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Hello to all our family and friends! We started our Monday with Tommy Flud live casting. Thanks, Tommy for all your work on this.

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I love it when things happen that are meant to be. On Saturday Jackie and her son-in-law, Alan dropped off Lynn and family at Carver Bridge for a float trip down the Buffalo. Jackie and Alan decided to drive up to Low Gap for lunch. While there they were sitting near another table of people.…

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What a beautiful morning it is! The sky is such a lovely blue with a forecast of possibly a popup shower now and then. Our country is stressed with all the killings of black by police officers and what is going to be done to change the attitude and laws to make it safer for our black citizen…

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Staying home for nine weeks is getting to some people. Wearing masks seems like it isn’t worthwhile to some and they are just not caring to follow through with this. I have been proud of our little state of Arkansas doing such a good job of avoiding too many deaths. Having empathy for those …

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Well, what can be new except the continuing saga of this horrible virus. So far none of our loved ones have been affected except for the social distancing. My daughter has been here as well as Seth's son and daughter came once. We have practiced the six foot distance so no hugging! We really…

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The first of May brings up many things we do every year without fail, except this year. Union Hill decoration is always the first Sunday in May. So many of the old families would gather to decorate the graves of family and friends. Visiting with friends throughout the cemetery was always som…

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It’s gotten down to talking to the cat and dog. The bad thing about that is that the cat and dog are talking to me, too. When Prancer, the dog, barks a few times it mean she wants out. When she scratches and barks at the door on the deck, she wants in. She was named just right. She prances a…

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The governor has made the decision to open certain businesses. The dentist office will take serious cases. The hairdressers and barbers will take one person at a time into their businesses. They will wear mask and gloves and then total cleaning between customers. The idea is to help small bu…

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What a week. First of all I wanted to see the planets lined up with the moon and it, of course, was best seen between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. on April 14, 15, and 16. I have a Star Map app on my phone and it was such a beautiful sight. It made me think of one night/morning when I was teaching mid…

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This has been an interesting Easter day. I set my alarm so I would get up in time to connect with my online church sunrise service. It was a very good service. I will have to admit it was not as cold and windy as those I remember when I was growing up. Mother loved going to the sunrise servi…

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I am guessing the best way to get through this pandemic is to follow directions by staying at home and stay away from people. The quicker we follow directions the quicker we will be able to get on with life. The only thing about being retired is that I don’t have to be laid off from my job o…

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Hello to all our friends and family! We started our morning with Tommy singing along with The Lee Boys, live casting gospel music to our residents. We would also like to thank Billy Bower, Dlorah, and Jerry Lee for live casting singing on Thursday. Thanks Tommy Flud and Maranda Poor for sett…

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What a time to live! Watching history being made even though we are doing that daily, it is strangely exciting. We are closing schools, businesses, and warning people to not gather in groups and especially stay at a distance even when we are in small groups. I went to church this morning and…

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This has been quite a week. I have worked at the NEBC0 Fire Station voting center, just outside of Garfield, as the Voting Supervisor (Sheriff, in the past). This is one of the best centers and people just haven’t gotten used to it. They have been used to voting at Gateway, up on Whitney Mou…

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Happy March birthdays to; Brett Davis, Lequita Davis, Eugene Davis. Dennis Brasel, Clayton Heffley, Connie Heydenrich, Susan Morris, Kendria Tennison Bonham, Bobby and Jason Reynolds, Kassie Eddings, Jordan Smith, Debbie Sams, Ruth Sexton, Larry Williams, and I celebrate mine with my grands,…

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I have always enjoyed working the polls each election day. A number of years ago I worked at the Springdale Rodeo Grounds early voting. The election was for a president and there were a large number of voters. In fact, the Rodeo Grounds were for early voting. We used computers and had at lea…

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Hello, friends and family. We started out our week with crafts. We are starting our Mother's Day cards. We all was so glad to see Ruth Haley come in to do crafts with us again. She has not been here in so long.

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I am not sure how many people follow the Waterfalls of Arkansas Facebook post, but if you don’t and love waterfalls you should connect to it. Beth Buckley posted a picture of Jacob’s Stairway, White Oak Mountain north of Hector. It is absolutely awesome! Some of the people who asked question…

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I am not sure how many people follow the Waterfalls of Arkansas Facebook post, but if you don’t and love waterfalls you should connect to it. Beth Buckley posted a picture of Jacob’s Stairway, White Oak Mountain north of Hector. It is absolutely awesome! Some of the people who asked question…

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Looks like the KC Chiefs have won the Super bowl with a score of 31 to 20. It is difficult to be the losing team. Even knowing someone has to lose it is hard to be the losers. I know the Chiefs are feeling good tonight. What excitement!

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I am at a loss. Why our senators don’t want a fair trial is beyond me. It feels like a cover-up to me. Most Americans, 71%, support allowing witnesses and documents in this process. Sen. Tom Cotton’s number is (202)224-2353 and Sen. John Boozman’s number is (202)224-4843 and they should be c…

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Happy February birthdays to: Sarah Adams, Wanda and Virginia Lynn Basinger, Donna Carney, Lorene Clayborn, Charlie and Laken Curtis, Darrell, Eugene, Judy and Vanessa Davis, Sarah Westbrook and her son Dakota Harris, Joyce Henderson, Glenda Ledbetter, our precious twins Zac and Zeb Martin wi…

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Enjoying weather like we have lately makes me know I do love mild winters. I am one of those people who wonders what is going to happen next. Surely we are going to have winter weather soon and surely it will be harsh. The only thing about us having warm weather there are many states having …

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Happy New Year, friends and neighbors! It's 2020! Blessed we are for another opportunity to live life with a new start. Some have made their New Years resolutions, but mine are to enjoy each day that the good Lord grants me.