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Subscriber onlyI finally got to read an interesting gag in a "Reader's Digest Magazine" that my wife had been hoarding and had to laugh, not just because it was funny, but because it was so true (November 2015, by comedian Eugene Mirman). I've changed some of the references in it to better fit our current time. It goes like this: Continue reading...

Townzen is interim shelter director

Subscriber onlyIt's a busy time of year for everyone, including the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, so the president of the Shelter's board of directors, Jill Wells, said she feels lucky to have someone prepared to step in and take over the position of interim executive director. Continue reading...

Historical Society to meet in Gravette

Subscriber onlyThe Benton County Historical Society will meet at Gravette Historical Museum, 503 Charlotte Street, S.E., in Gravette, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Guest speaker will be Steve Mitchael, who helped to establish the Gravette Historical Museum in 1995 and was active in the preservation and renovation of the Kindley House as the museum's current home. He is now chairman of the Gravette Historical Museum Commission and continues to be active in the day-to-day operations of the museum. Continue reading...

Correction

Subscriber onlyIn last week's story on Page B1, "Bella Vista's fastest retirees," it was erroneously stated where Greyhound Pets of America's Missouri chapter is based. The chapter is based in Springfield. Continue reading...

Meetings

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Trout stocked in Lake Brittany

n The species will be stocked once a month through April.

Subscriber onlyAlthough there was not a quorum present, the Joint Advisory Committee on Lakes met last week and heard a report from Rick Echols, the POA's Lakes and Parks superintendent. Continue reading...

Consumer Alert: Deck the halls with caution

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- The holiday season is upon us, and families across Arkansas are taking steps to make their homes more festive with decorations. Many times this involves stringing lights on rooftops and lighting festive candles to bring more holiday cheer, but the joyfulness can come to a screeching halt if a mishap occurs. Continue reading...

Audrey's enters third year with building plans

Subscriber onlyAlmost two years since the doors opened, Audrey's Home of Hope is going strong and helping women and children. Continue reading...

Close call

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Bella Vista eyes own district court

n All cases are now heard in Bentonville District Court.

Subscriber onlyWith the cost to use the district court in Bentonville rising, Bella Vista officials are exploring other avenues -- the most promising of which seems to be opening up court in Bella Vista. Continue reading...

New garbage carts await January usage

The blue carts must be used by everyone.

Subscriber onlyNovember is over and most of the blue trash bins have been distributed, leaving some residents with questions and concerns. Continue reading...

Lloyd takes Bella Vista council position

Subscriber onlyBELLA VISTA -- Voters in Bella Vista chose Linda Lloyd over Jerry Snow to take the Ward 1, Position 1 seat on the City Council. Continue reading...

Arkansas' first black Game and Fish Officer served in Bella Vista

Subscriber onlyBack in 1979, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hired a man named Macy Butler as a game warden. Continue reading...

Donivan Church serves as a community center

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Last month's column featured the Donivan Church, built in 1935; this month's column is about the Donivan School. Continue reading...

Heroes and Hamburgers pays off

$28,000 check presented to the city

Subscriber onlyMonday morning, the city was presented with a check for $28,000 to go toward outfitting emergency vehicles with portable computers, thanks to September's Heroes and Hamburgers event. Continue reading...

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