Arkansas sees 751 new cases; hospitalizations climb by 8 Arkansas recorded 751 new cases of covid-19 Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, as hospitalizations climbed by eight to 402. by Nyssa Kruse
Start date for 2020-21 school year delayed almost 2 weeks, governor says Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that the start date for K-12 education in Arkansas is being moved back to allow districts extra time to prepare for on-campus learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. by NWA Democrat-Gazette
State sees 734 new virus cases; hospitalizations drop by 11 Arkansas recorded 734 new cases of covid-19 Wednesday, a higher figure than seen on previous days this week. by Nyssa Kruse
Candy business a happy accident Lindsay Wilson never meant to start a business. She had always made caramels using a family recipe to give away at Christmas. by Lynn Atkins
Resdients and businesses favor masks Residents seem to have a favorable opinion of the city council's suggestion to wear face masks and practice social distancing. by Keith Bryant
Police night out delayed, potentially canceled The Bella Vista Police Department is delaying its annual night out event, usually set for the first Tuesday in August, because of concerns over covid-19. by Keith Bryant
Swimmers for Change has connection to Bella Vista residents There aren't very many non-white swimmers in the United States, but that didn't prevent Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley, Olympic swimmers, from organizing a team to help promote the concept that "Black Lives Matter." These two Olympians have led the efforts to mobilize more than 30 U.S. Olympic, Paralympic and National Team athletes, past and present, to volunteer their time and expertise to the swimming audience by hosting two weeks of daily live webinar shows.
Bella Vista Garden Club honors July Yard of the Month The BVGC Yard of the Month for July was awarded to Gayle and Bob Hilgart of 10 Deddington Drive.
Time to renew American Legion Post 341 dues Calling all members of American Legion Post 341. It's time to renew your membership. The new cards are now at the Post and waiting for you to send in your dues of $45.
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Bella Vista Garden Club honors June Yard of the Month The BVGC Yard of the Month for June was awarded to Matthew and Heather Hoskins, of 10 Allonby Circle.
OPINION: Strange political season begins with few events for 'politickin' What a strange political season we are in. Yes, the resurgence of the viral pandemic, covid-19, has already and will no doubt affect the 2020 political season.
OPINION: Leadership There's nothing more patriotic than questioning our leadership. I'd even go so far as to say it's our civic duty. Those who fail to do so are either (a) part of that leadership or (b) lambs being led to the slaughter.
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Virus axes one gambling proposal, another remains A version of this column appeared on June 17, but was confused by a garbled paragraph and the name of the wrong committee submitted for the wrong proposal. by Jackie Brooks
OPINION: Dust in the air "In a divided society, only the church can model unity." That's the good news. The bad news is that the church frequently falls short of promoting ethnic respect or racial reconciliation. Truly born-again people, by God's grace, can love one another. By experiencing the love of God through Christ, strongholds of bigotry are dismantled.
OPINION: Trout farm part of Bella Vista history Lake Brittany in eastern Bella Vista has become known for its trout. According to the Bella Vista Property Owners Association website, "Lake Brittany is unique in that it houses the association's first trout fishery. Trout stocking began in December 2007 to create a winter fishery, providing members with enjoyable cold-weather fishing while the warm-water species lay dormant."
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RELIGION: A Series of Devotions on Colossians "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit." Colossians 1:1-8 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: A season and time for everything The question that is on everyone's lips was given voice by David in Psalm 13, "How long, O Lord?" The answer could be in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. "For everything, there is a season and a time for everything under heaven." Jesus often used illustrations of agricultural images which can be found in the Parable of the Sower. by Terri OByrne
RELIGION: Love for one another Love is the hallmark of Christianity. It is the I.D. of discipleship, the "label" by which one who is in union with Christ can be known. Jesus said so plainly: "By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35).
RELIGION: Pray with me Whenever there is a crisis, we ask people to pray with us. Somehow we believe that God is more likely to hear a hundred prayers than He is only one. I disagree with that assumption, but I do think that too many times when we are asked to pray, we only give verbal assent and do not actually pray. With all of the needs in our world today, I came across a significant prayer in the Central Region Life magazine for American Baptists that is worth sharing. Why not use it during your prayer time as a real prayer?
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RELIGION: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:12-17 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: The digital church can reach many more During this coronavirus pandemic, I'm sure that most churches are suffering from more than attendance. Many of the services they normally offer and their missionary projects have suffered greatly. Also, I think you can imagine that their finances also have suffered. Sure, the faithful religious people have continued to give, but that isn't so for those who normally only give when the offering plate is passed among them.
RELIGION: We need to have someone to forgive us In his book, "The Contemporary Christian," John Stott told a story about Marghanita Laski, a popular novelist and outspoken secular humanist.