Arkansas sees 751 new cases; hospitalizations climb by 8 Arkansas recorded 751 new cases of covid-19 Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, as hospitalizations climbed by eight to 402. by Nyssa Kruse 18 mins. ago
Start date for 2020-21 school year delayed almost 2 weeks, governor says Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that the start date for K-12 education in Arkansas is being moved back to allow districts extra time to prepare for on-campus learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. by NWA Democrat-Gazette
State sees 734 new virus cases; hospitalizations drop by 11 Arkansas recorded 734 new cases of covid-19 Wednesday, a higher figure than seen on previous days this week. by Nyssa Kruse
Rosete Family Farm offers haven of tranquility GARFIELD -- Tucked just off a busy highway on several acres just minutes from the bustling northwest Arkansas cities of Rogers and Bentonville is a blueberry farm, lined by pine trees -- a haven, a sanctuary of peace and calm -- Rosete Family Farms, off U.S. Highway 62 in Garfield. by Annette Beard
Face masks on table; Council to consider ordinance City officials were notified Monday of a proposed "sample ordinance" for the City Council agenda this month by Mayor Jackie Crabtree who said it was prepared by the Arkansas Municipal League. by Annette Beard
Managing cattle during drought Managing cattle during a drought isn't fun at all. Depending on the length of the drought, cattle must be culled. When a cattle producer genetically selects for a desired group of cattle, it becomes very disheartening to be placed in the position where a forced sell becomes necessary. To a cattle producer, those cows are more than a group of cows. They are often times a lifetime of investment.
A new high school and a new football season -- maybe It has been interesting watching the new high school going up west of town. It's an impressive and modern looking work of architecture. I have heard that it is still on schedule in spite of the bad weather we have had during the construction; can't wait until open house. by Annette Beard
Plenty of movement occurring in high school sports Fans of high school sports will need a refresher course when games eventually resume. by Rick Fires
OPINION: Strange political season begins with few events for 'politickin' What a strange political season we are in. Yes, the resurgence of the viral pandemic, covid-19, has already and will no doubt affect the 2020 political season.
State approves waivers for teachers to educate LITTLE ROCK -- During the upcoming school year, local districts will have flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances created by the outbreak of the coronavirus, thanks to a set of waivers adopted by the state Board of Education during a special meeting. by Annette Beard
Tic-Tack causes gun fire in the middle of the night Down the lane from the house, then down the road a bit, then up a lane lived Uncle Miller Rice.
Some Pea Ridge attitudes I picked up on When I was growing up, I was exposed to some attitudes around Pea Ridge that I have always considered worth keeping in mind. One of them was the idea that, if you can't say something nice about somebody, then just don't say anything. I heard this not only from my family, but from a number of people who we would see often around the community. It was an attitude that focused on being considerate of other people's feelings, hoping not to cause hurt by things we said, but it was also an expression of a principle that we don't really build ourselves up by tearing down someone else. by Annette Beard
State to hire more covid-19 contact tracers LITTLE ROCK -- The state will hire 350 more contact tracers to help control the spread of the coronavirus. After the funding is allocated to pay them, it will bring the state's total to 900. by Annette Beard
RELIGION: A Series of Devotions on Colossians "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit." Colossians 1:1-8 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:12-17 by Randy Moll