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Drowning at Carver, Buffalo National River
On May 19, 2024, at approximately 5 p.m., Buffalo National River dispatch was notified of a possible drowning in the upper district of the river near Carver. Judy Henderson-Bailey, a 69-year-old female, from Topeka Kansas was floating in a private kayak that overturned after striking a tree in the river channel. After turning over…
Big faker: Eastern hognose is Arkansas’s ‘counterfeit cobra’
Snakes scare a lot of people. According to Web MD, half of the people in the world feel anxious about snakes while 2 to 3 percent of people experience ophidiophobia – a fear of snakes so extreme that it interferes with life. Trigger warning: This article highlights a snake in Arkansas whose theatrical performance may…
Mountain Home to honor Memorial Day at Veterans Plaza on Monday
The North Central Arkansas Veterans Council will be sponsoring Mountain Home's Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Veterans Plaza in downtown Mountain Home on Monday.  The host organization for the event is the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 30 of Mountain Home.  Commander Dan Hall will be the Master of Ceremonies for the annual event and Colonel Nate…
Exploring National Parks this Summer
Summer is quickly approaching and Arkansans are looking for places to explore away from home. Our national parks have always been popular destinations and some folks are crowdsourcing for ideas about locations to visit and things to do at these outdoor gems. America’s National Parks continue to see a record number of visitors. The National Park Service (NPS) reported a four percent…
Stalled affordable teacher housing project finds new life in Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas community members broke ground Tuesday on a multifamily rental development that provides a new path forward for the Bentonville School District’s affordable housing project, which stalled following a rejected rezoning request in February.  The Excellerate Foundation, a grant-making organization that’s worked on regional housing issues, proposed constructing employee housing adjacent to Bentonville High…

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