State sees 912 new virus cases, 18 more deaths; interim health chief tapped to fill post Arkansas recorded 912 new cases of covid-19, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday, as well as 18 more deaths of infected patients. by Nyssa Kruse
Weekly Vista to be delivered Thursday Due to a production delay, subscribers of the Weekly Vista will have the Aug. 5 paper delivered at home one day late on Thursday. by Graham Thomas
Paddleboard Camp teaches kids a new skill Just before noon on Thursday, a silent armada heads toward the boat launch at Lake Avalon. They appear to glide effortlessly on the top of the water, occasionally dipping a tall paddle into the lake. Stand Up Paddleboard Camp finished its session this week. by Lynn Atkins
New traffic configuration on 71, Walton interchange The traffic circle near the Bentonville and Bella Vista border is expected to be out of use and traffic patterns shifted to accommodate highway construction. by Keith Bryant
Planning commission approves Wall of Honor plans The planning commission examined a largescale development to expand the Veterans Wall of Honor facility and a rezone for a parcel along Chelsea Road for the Hole in the Wall campground. by Keith Bryant
Town Center West to be leveled Although it has not been listed, Cooper Communities Inc. has been looking for a buyer for Town Center West for a few years, Neff Basore, senior vice president of CCI, said. by Lynn Atkins
Looking back over a century Looking back over his life, Lou Larson can say that he's seen some changes. by Lynn Atkins
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Madryga graduates from Luther College DECORAH, Iowa -- Noah Madryga of Bella Vista, participated in commencement for the Luther College class of 2020 during a unique virtual commencement ceremony on May 24. by Randy Moll
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Club News BV Computer Club — The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet over the internet using Zoom and not conduct in-person meetings or classes in August.
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OPINION: 130 Days Into Pandemic, Please No Politicking Remember back in early March, we all hoped this virus would be just a temporary pandemic, causing a simple, brief shut-down of the state and our nation? by Jackie Brooks
OPINION: The pouty POTUS Young children are limited in conveying their wishes and desires. They don't have the vocabulary to explain why they are upset, so they rely on purely emotional responses. We have all seen the look: Lips pursed, eyes lowered into a glaring stare, arms crossed. While adorable in a 4-year-old, it is not so in adults. We see it regularly in Donald Trump, the pouting POTUS. by Graham Thomas
LETTER TO EDITOR: Board policy 1.07 Our board of directors is proposing changes to Policy 1.07. These changes would kick me and my cameras out of the board room, and they would ban any member from recording meetings without "express written permission."
ASTRONOMY: When it comes to night sky, be prepared! An amateur astronomer must always be prepared for the unexpected. This preparedness really helped when Clinton Willis and I photographed our "mystery object" on the night of April 20th. by Graham Thomas
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OPINION: Goodbye, Dolly! There are some stories, some special stories that just grab my interest and tug at my heart. Stories about dogs that understand the French language, tales about elephants who win the tug-of-war against the tractor at the fair and those yarns about my grandfather, grandmother or great-aunt are must write stories. Well, this story isn't about any of those things. It's about a boy named Terry and his not-so-tame horse, Dolly.
OPINION: Writing, publishing books is laborious I have been working on some new books. Two are already up on Amazon, "Knowing God's Word" and "Hearing God's Voice." The third, "Speaking by the Spirit," is unfinished, three or four weeks more. Writing is rewarding but it's very hard work. No other job is quite like it. Other work is easy by comparison. I pray more when I'm writing.
RELIGION: Why was the Apostle Paul suffering? "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily." Colossians 1:24-29 by Randy Moll
OPINION: Getting back to church services safely People who believe in God want to worship him in their churches. However, when the coronavirus swept across our country, one of the first group meetings to go was in our churches. Obviously, such a dangerous virus would play havoc among people hugging, singing, praying and sitting close to one another in church. Therefore, it made sense to close our churches for a while, but not forever. Yes, I know that some nonbelievers probably rejoiced at the closing of churches, but not those who wanted their churches to be open.
RELIGION: God loves you even more A young woman had been seeing a psychiatrist. The doctor had established that she was a wife and mother of three children, and he asked, "Which of your three children do you love the most?" She answered instantly, "I love all three of my children the same."
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RELIGION: How can we be presented holy and righteous before God? "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister...." Colossians 1:19-23 by Randy Moll
OPINION: Let's not forget how to help each other Police brutality, Black lives matter, coronavirus, offensive statues, and gun rights -- you name it and it is probably one of the major issues we face in America today. And, yes, they are all real and extremely important. They occupy most of our time, and adherents of one or the other become intensively identified with the cause, to the detriment of anything else. Protests of all kinds erupt and demand this or that and, too much of the time, create fear among people and the destruction of property. by Robert Box
RELIGION: God doesn't settle for anything less than joy unbounded Pastor Kenneth Ulmer envisions the animating, life-fulfilling power of the Holy Spirit like the transformation that comes over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon figures when they're inflated. Without any air, these huge balloons lay flat on the floor, limp and featureless figures. But when the wind starts whipping up inside those balloons, they begin to rise, stand up and stand tall. They become individuals, people and creatures that we recognize and love. Once on the parade route, these balloons take on even more life, for they're animated not just by the air within them, but by the winds that buffet and bolster them down the street.
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