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Marathon book sale coming
The Friends of the Newton County Library will have a four-day-long marathon book sale Aug. 11-14, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on the weekdays and from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.A plastic bag full of …
JAPC prepares to promote Jasper
The Jasper Advertising and Promotion Commission met at City Hall Friday, July 23 at 2 p.m. The meeting was attended by Jasper Mayor Jan Larson, Bubba Lloyd, Mike Thomas, Blake Keeton, Janet Clark, …
MammoVan coming in August
The UAMS Mobile MammoVan is scheduled to visit the Newton County Health Unit in Jasper Aug. 24-25, at 9 a.m. Women age 40 and over who are due for a mammogram are encouraged to make an appointment by …
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Applications for Wildland Fire Suppression Kits accepted through Oct. 1

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is now accepting applications for Wildland Fire Suppression Kits through October 1, 2021. Eighty-five kits will be …

EPA settlement addresses US Technology site in Fort Smith

DALLAS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 recently announced a settlement regarding alleged hazardous waste violations at the US Technology Corporation (UST) site in Fort …

Redrawing state districts 6 months behind

The Arkansas Board of Apportionment held a hearing Tuesday night in Mountain Home to explain how the state could be rearranged in state senate and house districts as required by law.The state is …

VA brings more appointees aboard

WASHINGTON — The latest Biden-Harris administration appoints three more leaders to the Department of Veteran Affairs.Raphael Chavez-Fernandez, deputy assistant secretary for Intergovernmental …

Cattle theft investigation ends with conviction

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s law enforcement team successfully partnered with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers on a cattle …

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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

Arkansas track signs impressive class

FAYETTEVILLE — The signing class for Arkansas men’s track and field for the 2021-22 season totals 21 new Razorbacks. The impressive array of talent is joining a team that earned program …

Wonder Boys picked eighth in advance of return to gridiron

RUSSELLVILLE — Without a meaningful snap taking place in 2020 due to the lingering effects of COVID-19, optimism and excitement surrounding the upcoming 2021 season are at a fever pitch across …

SEC grants membership to Texas, OU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference today announced that the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas will become members effective July 1, 2025, with competition to begin …

Education on Koen Interpretive Trail

ERBIE — As school is about to begin, there is a small trail that will offer a great experience for hikers of all ages.Between Erbie, Pruitt and Jasper is the Koen Interpretive Trail. The trail …

I yelled “run” in my mind

There was a senior essay that was written about me.It started off very simple with the statement. “If Jeff tells you to run, you don’t ask questions you run in the direction that he is …

Moody drafted 14th by Golden State

FAYETTEVILLE — Some draft experts believed Moses Moody might be National Basketball Association drafted a little higher, but Arkansas Coach Eric Musselman believes his precocious freshman …

Burks adds another watch list

FAYETTEVILLE — Treylon Burks was named to his second national awards preseason watch list Friday.The Arkansas Razorbacks junior wide receiver from Warren, already on the Maxwell Award watch …

Arkansas baseball staff signing on for future

FAYETTEVILLE — On Twitter Thursday, Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek announced that Razorbacks SEC baseball coach Dave Van Horn has signed a contract extension.“Excited to …

Tech athletes well-represented on GAC All-Academic Team

RUSSELLVILLE — Spanning the entire 2020-21 academic year, a total of 77 Arkansas Tech University student-athletes have earned GAC All-Academic honors as the annual conference academic team was …

Pioneers have loaded team back

When the Pioneers of North Arkansas College take the floor in November, the squad will have a group of seven players back — some for the third year.Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, athletes were …