Keep Your Children Safe in the Pool or Lake This Summer

(Little Rock)-- The Arkansas Department of Health is reminding parents of the danger that is present when young children are around swimming pools, lakes and streams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of … [Read more...]

Griffin: Yarnell’s Closing is ‘Terrible News’

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after learning the news of Searcy-based Yarnell’s Ice Cream Company’s decision to cease operations:  “This is terrible news for the employees and their families who count on Yarnell's for their livelihood, for the Yarnell family who … [Read more...]

Yarnell’s Ice Cream Closed today after 75 Years of Service

 SEARCY, ARK. (June 30, 2011) – Yarnell’s Ice Cream Company, a privately owned company in Searcy stopped production throughout Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.   The word came today, after the Board of Directors voted Tuesday June 29, 2011 to end production indefinitely. Management told … [Read more...]

Noted Ozark Woodcarver to Present Class at Arkansas Craft School July 5-8

When one thinks of noted woodcarvers in the Ozarks, several names come to mind including Junior Cobb, the Warren family, Dan Stewart or Gerry and Sheri Chisholm.  But in July 1975, the Denton family of woodcarvers was featured in National Geographic magazine, bringing Ozark woodcarving to … [Read more...]

Free Testing Clinics Available Around Arkansas As Part of National HIV Testing Day

Each year on June 27, the National Association of People with AIDS – in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other national and local entities across the country – organizes National HIV Testing Day to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of … [Read more...]

Veterans Recognition Program in Van Buren County

Title: Veterans Recognition Program Description: To participate in the Van Buren County Veterans Recognition program, simply call one of the falling Chamber of Commerce offices to learn more: Clinton 745-6500, Fairfield Bay 884-3324 or the Van Buren County Veterans Service Officer at … [Read more...]

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert at Ozark Folk Center July 3rd

Title: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert July 3rd Description: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be Appearing at Ozark Folk Center on Sunday, July 3rd. For additional information, please call: 615-298-1144. Date: 2011-07-03 … [Read more...]

Quitman 4th of July parade July 2nd

Title: Quitman 4th of July parade July 2nd Location: Quitman, AR Description: The City of Quitman and Quitman Community Connection is hosting the 4th of July parade in Quitman on July 2 at 10am. (Entry into the parade is free.) This years theme is "United We Stand Proudly We Serve". Parade line … [Read more...]

Fireworks Extravaganza Heber Springs July 2

Title: Fireworks Extravaganza Heber Springs July 2Location: Sandy Beach, Heber Springs, AR Description: 501-362-2444 One big day to celebrate on Sandy Beach. Food, Fun & Great Entertainment. Then sit back and enjoy one of the largest Fireworks displays in the state on Greers Ferry Lake at 9:30 PM. … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Shakespeare’s As You like it July 1-3

Title: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Shakespeare’s As You like it July 1-3Location: at the Argenta Community Theatre in North Little Rock, ArkansasLink out: Click hereDescription: July 1, 2, and 3rd. The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST) will be performing in repertory William Shakespeare’s “As You … [Read more...]