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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 …
Razorbacks drop second straight game
FAYETTEVILLE — After a 12-0 start the nationally No. 1 Arkansas Razorbacks open their SEC baseball season 12-2 for their first 14 non-conference games. Following Sunday’s 2-0 loss to …
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Mt. Sherman VFD fundraiser

Dian Avriett was selling chances last Friday at the Jasper Farmers Market for a Mt. Sherman Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser. Being awarded at the upcoming Elk Festival will be this quilt …

Man charged with 80 counts of child porn

Online court records show a 45-year-old Harrison man was formally charged Thursday with 80 counts of possession of child pornography.Christopher Scott Hafar, 45, of Harrison was charged with 80 …

Bridge assessment open to public

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) in partnership with the US Forest Service is embarking on a new project within the Big Piney Ranger District. A Draft Environmental Assessment is …

Deer/Mt. Judea searching for principal

MT. JUDEA — The Deer/ Mt. Judea School District Board of Education is searching for a principal to fill the vacancy at the Deer School campus. The board accepted the resignation of Principal …

Alarming increase in COVID-19 cases

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) ireported last week that the number of hospitalized patients in the State increased from 187 in May to 1037 in July. Active cases of Covid-19 in Boone …

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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

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 …

Razorbacks continue adding to watch lists

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas senior linebackers Grant Morgan and Bumper Pool and third-year sophomore safety Jalen Catalon were all named Monday to national football awards preseason watch …

Lady Pioneers looking for successful season

North Arkansas College women's basketball coach Bobby Howard is a veteran coach.When Coach Howard gets excited about the upcoming season, opponents had better take note."I am excited about the group …

RAWA goes to the Senate

Sen. Roy Blount, R-Mo., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., brought the 2021 version of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act to the Senate floor last week.The legislation is the latest attempt …

Arkansas Hunting Guidebook available online

LITTLE ROCK — The printed version of the 2021-22 Arkansas Hunting Guidebook is being produced and should be distributed in August throughout the state, but hunters can get familiar with this …

AGFC approves funds for crucial repair work

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a budget increase of $5.73 million at its July meeting to cover the costs of several pressing projects.The largest project on the …

Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month with the AGFC

MAYFLOWER — The Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range will hold a variety of special offers to its patrons throughout August to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. Range staff …

AGFC enforcement school graduates five

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission welcomed five new faces to the ranks of wildlife officers during a commencement ceremony last Friday at the AGFC Little Rock Headquarters. …

New private land available as dove permit period opens Aug. 1

LITTLE ROCK — An additional region of the state, the southwest quadrant, will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s …

Alabama, Georgia remain SEC frontrunners

FAYETTEVILLE — With one shocking best in the SEC West first-place vote given the presence of reigning 13-0 national champion Alabama but plus the 2020 nationally No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies, the …