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THE CALL names new executive director celebrating 15 years of service in Arkansas

This week, The CALL, a statewide non-profit organization that mobilizes local churches to serve children and youth placed in foster care, named Christen Butler as the new Executive Director. Christen has served with The CALL as Financial Director for 5+ years in the Statewide Office. Her responsibilities included overall financial management, staffing, infrastructure, and financial…

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Boozman, Braun introduce bill to protect family farmers and ranchers

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and committee member Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) have introduced legislation to protect family farmers and ranchers from burdensome greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In March 2021, the SEC…

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Superintendent Long: Addressing questions from parents over school threats

After the recent student threat incidents, I have received a number of questions from parents, so I wanted to provide a bit more clarity about the ways we work every day to keep students safe at MHPS.  School Resource Officers: We have six school resource officers who cover each of our campuses (Mountain Home Kindergarten…

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Mountain Home Chamber to host ribbon cutting for ‘Little Free Library’ at Hickory Park playground

The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce and the Baxter County Library will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hickory Park's all-inclusive children's playground to celebrate the new installation of another "Little Free Library" in Mountain Home. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place this Thursday at noon. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in…

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Arkansas Wildlife weekly fishing report for North Arkansas

Reports are updated weekly, although some reports may be published for two weeks if updates are not received promptly or if reporters say conditions haven’t changed. Contact the reporter for current news for the lake or stream you plan to fish. Arkansas River and White River levels are available at: For real-time information on…

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Ten tips for safer winter generator usage

If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice, a generator can keep power flowing to your home or business. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of outdoor power equipment, small engines, battery power systems, portable generators, utility and personal transport vehicles, and golf cars, reminds…

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