State sees 626 new virus cases; football teams can continue scrimmages, governor says Arkansas recorded 626 new cases of covid-19 Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, including 189 in correctional facilities. The state also reported five more deaths, bringing the toll to 587. by Nyssa Kruse, Jeremy Muck
State tallies 652 new virus cases, 9 more deaths Arkansas recorded 652 new cases of covid-19 Thursday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, as well as nine more deaths, bringing the toll to 582 since the pandemic began. by Nyssa Kruse
Virus cases grow by 703 as governor announces coalition of states seeking tests Arkansas reported 703 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, as the number of test results logged by the Health Department lagged for the second consecutive day. by John Moritz
Grave, stone defaced Over the two and a half months, family members visiting the grave of Fred McKinney found dead animals on the grave and tombstone, according to Pea Ridge Police, who arrested a 79-year-old man in connection with the incident on Monday. by Annette Beard
Only one seat contested City Council member Matt Ahart moved outside the city limits of Pea Ridge and is no longer eligible to serve on the City Council. Ahart said he told Mayor Jackie Crabtree on Tuesday, Aug. 4, by Annette Beard
Planners want more business on Hwy. 72 Several are residents expressed concerns during a public hearing of the Planning . Commission when a request to rezone 13.5 acres at 936 Slack St. was presented. The plan proposed by Bill Watkins, the attorney representing the property owner, called for commercial and residential lots. by Annette Beard
Clarification Danny Smith, owner of Copy Cat, who provided the decals for the Pea Ridge Fire Department ladder truck said his business is located in Pea Ridge, not Cassville, Mo., as stated by the fire chief and his company's Facebook page. He said the business in Cassville is his niece's and that he works from his home in Pea Ridge. City Hall does not have a record of a business license in the city for Copy Cat.
Registration open for permit dove hunt The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is accepting applications for its private land dove hunting program through Saturday. There are five private fields across the state in the program. Game and Fish also has public fields where no permit is needed. by Flip Putthoff
Loop offers drive on the wild side Among all scenes plentiful in the Ozarks are rocks, trails, rivers, lakes and scenic drives. Unfold your trusty highway map and pick any two-lane byway. A twisting, hilly scenic drive awaits. Picking a route is easier than folding that map back the way it was. by Flip Putthoff
Welcome back to school Dear Blackhawk families and community, I hope this letter finds you well and that you are enjoying your summer. We are excited to open our buildings to students on Monday, Aug. 24.
Storytime online helps early literacy skills Eighty-five percent of Americans say that libraries should "definitely" offer free literacy programs to help kids prepare for school (Horrigan, 2015). Accordingly, more than half of programming provided by libraries nationwide are designed for pre-school aged children (Campana, et. al, 2016).
Forestry: Big economic impact LITTLE ROCK -- More than 28,000 Arkansas residents work in the forest products industry, cutting trees, producing paper and pulp, manufacturing furniture and shipping wood products across the world. by Annette Beard
OPINION: Grateful mom sees what first jobs teach her teenage sons During what many would describe as the suckiest summer in recent history, something good happened at our house. Two of our three children have become gainfully employed with their first official jobs. by Becca Martin-Brown
Electricity comes to farm house The Pitts family now had electricity for the first time. There were no plugs in the house as there had been no utilities that were made to run on a 32-volt system. About one day a week we would have to run the Delco generator for a set amount of time to keep the batteries charged up. Bill Foster told us to run the generator until it automatically shut itself off when they were fully charged. by Annette Beard
What do you want to be when you grow up? I don't remember a time during my growing up years when I wasn't thinking often about "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
RELIGION: Continue in the true faith "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving." Colossians 2:6-7 (read Colossians 2:1-10) by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Jesus, through his servants, sows good seed to produce believers "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn ... Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 KJV by Jackie Brooks
RELIGION: Why was the Apostle Paul suffering? "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily." Colossians 1:24-29 by Randy Moll