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What to do when we're snowed in?

Subscriber onlyIt has been awhile since I have actually felt "snowed in." Our winters in northwest Arkansas are so varied that being "snowed in" is not something that happens often. Some winters bring hardly any snow at all. When we do have snow, it often happens that the melting starts right away, and only a day or two after a snow most of the accumulation is melted away. But every so often, we can see a real winter storm, with heavy snow, sleet and ice, and sometimes it stays on for days; even weeks. Continue reading...

Fundraising events help others at library

Subscriber onlyHappy Valentine's Day, library family. It seems only fitting to start this week's article off with love and praise for those in our community. The Food for Fines event, benefiting not only our patrons but Loaves n' Fishes' Food Pantry, has gone so well that we have decided to continue it for the remainder of February. We appreciate everyone that has donated and continues to donate to this great cause! If you wish to donate canned goods in order to sponsor an anonymous patron's late fees please contact the Library at 479-451-8442. Continue reading...

Fiscal discussions center on 'Big Six'

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Virtually all of the discussion during the 2018 fiscal session of the legislature will be about the budgets in the categories commonly referred to as the "Big Six." Fiscal sessions begin on the second Monday of February in even-numbered years. This year that is Feb. 12. The "Big Six" categories are institutions of higher education, public schools, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Correction and the Department of Community Correction. Continue reading...

Fundraising events help others at library

Subscriber onlyGreetings, Library family. Continue reading...

New truck law does not affect farmers

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Sometimes elected officials and law enforcement agencies must conduct public information campaigns to explain how people are affected when a new law is passed. Continue reading...

Taking action, president releases memo

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump does it again. Whether you voted for him or for someone else, our president does keep the press busy with his administration's workings. He must have been a student of Will Rogers. Will Rogers was reported to devote a lot of his humor poking fun at "the weak habit of substituting talk for action." Continue reading...

We are a community

These are our kids

Subscriber onlyThe Pea Ridge Public School had its beginning in 1884, when the first eight grades of the Pea Ridge Academy became a public school. The early Pea Ridge Public Primary School functioned within the Pea Ridge Academy's school building, but was separately governed by its own School Board. The academy itself continued providing high school courses, and soon after, began offering college-level instruction, under the governance of its Board of Trustees. Continue reading...

Jr. boys and girls complete regular season

Headed for district

Subscriber onlyThe junior boys and girls teams finished their regular seasons against Decatur last weekend and are now primed for the 4A-1 District Tournament this week in Gravette. Continue reading...