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First Security Bank to hold fifth annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony tonight

Christmas cheer is officially in the air with First Security Bank holding its fifth annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Veteran’s Plaza in downtown Mountain Home as a part of the Mountain Home-Town Christmas Festival. The festival will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the tree light ceremony taking place right before 6…

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DOL provides grant to train and employ low income seasonal and migrant farmworkers in Arkansas

Arkansas agriculture workers, particularly those identified as low income seasonal or migrant farmworkers, will continue to receive counseling, training and support, through renewed funding to the Arkansas Human Development Corporation (AHDC).  Financial support, in the amount of $1,305,806.00, was recently provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA), through the Workforce…

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Former Arkansas Medical Board chairman charged with felony health care fraud

Prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged the former chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board with felony fraud. A special prosecutor from the Arkansas Attorney General’s office filed two counts of Medicaid fraud, a Class A felony, against Dr. Brian Hyatt, a Northwest Arkansas psychiatrist. The charges come nine months after an Advocate investigation uncovered an…

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A Hallmark Christmas town! Annual “Christmas in Cotter” festival returns to Big Spring Park

Cotter Mayor Mac Caradine and Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce President Jason Nazarenko are welcoming Baxter County residents to come out and enjoy the city’s annual “Christmas in Cotter” festival on Dec. 16. The festival, which is sponsored by the City of Cotter, CVFD Auxiliary, Saturday Club of Cotter, Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce, the Nazarenko family,…

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Baxter Health releases Eclipse After Action Report following Oct. tabletop drill

Baxter Health released its official Eclipse After Action Report following its Tabletop Drill for Arkansas’s upcoming 2024 solar eclipse earlier this year in October. The drill saw local leadership begin planning for the massive influx of tourists expected to descend on Baxter, Marion, and Fulton County over the course of 4-5 days in the…

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Mountain Home Chamber’s ‘Leadership Spotlight’ features Rosella Lewis

Today's Leadership Spotlight is Rosella Lewis! Rosella is a vibrant, compassionate Christian woman who enjoys serving God, her family, and her community. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 2017 and received her associate’s degree from Arkansas State University soon after. She married her high school sweetheart, BJ Lewis, in the fall…

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