Cross Point Cowboy Church to host live nativity scene
Cross Point Cowboy Church will host the Birth of Christ 2023 Live Nativity on December 15th and 16th and the evening is sure to be a must-watch event just ahead of Christmas. The live nativity scene will feature live animals as well as a cast of over 100 fully-costumed participants. The event will be open to the public and completely free of charge. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available at the entrance.
Emmet Christmas tree lighting Dec. 2
EMMET – Emmet will have its annual Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Firemen’s Park. There is no cost. Those attending can decorate the tree in memory of a loved one. Youngsters can make their own reindeer food and write letters to Santa. For...
Nashville City Council votes to raise water rates in 2024
Yesterday, during the Nashville City Council’s regular monthly meeting Mayor Larry Dunaway presented an ordinance to the council that was in regard to accepting a water and sewer rate study in compliance with ACT 605 of 2021. ACT 605 of 2021 tasked retail water providers with additional responsibilities in managing and operating their water systems, with some exceptions. These responsibilities include preparation of a rate study every five years or before any major development project.
LVFD receives Weyerhaeuser grant for new equipment
The Lockesburg Volunteer Fire Department is the proud owner of some new life-saving equipment for its firefighters thanks to a sizable donation from Weyerhaeuser. The fire department was once again awarded the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Grant, this year totaling $13,000. The funds allowed for the purchase of two brand new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA).
Blevins November School Board Meeting
The Blevins School Board met on Monday, November 13th. The first topic was the Annual Equity Compliance in which it was agreed Blevins would follow all the federal rules for funding. Next was the change of out of school suspension from being counted as an unexcused absence to an excused absence since it is known where the student is. The school plans to hire a career coach.
Legacy Academy Oratory Program 2023
LOCKESBURG, ARK–On Thursday evening, November 2nd, Legacy Academy upper-level students presented speeches, poems, and literature excerpts, which showcased their poise, skill, and confidence as well as the rigor of their studies. All upper-level students took part in the readings, which included The Battle of New Orleans, Aesop’s Fables, and...
Mingle and Jingle Thursday
PRESCOTT – The 2023 Jingle & Mingle in Prescott event will be held this Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5-8pm. Local retail merchants will be set up in their store front locations as well as at the Nevada County Fairgrounds to showcase their products and services. The Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce hosts this event each year to encourage our residents to shop locally this holiday season. One lucky winner who visits all merchant locations will be entered in to win a basket full of products, gift cards and other fun holiday items. All of the vendors participating in the event have donated items to the basket, making it one you won’t want to miss an opportunity to win.
Today the gas price is close to $2.51 in Kirby as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
South Pike County School District receives Homeless Funds
Recently KMTB and KNAS had a brief discussion with Superintendent Tanya Wilcher about what projects they are currently working on in the South Pike County School District. Wilcher mentioned the APSRCs Online Payment program and the benefits of having it along with the security projects that they are currently doing on each campus.
Historic Columbus Cemetery: Unearthing the Roots of a City
In the bustling heart of Columbus lies a portal to the past, the Historic Columbus Cemetery. As one of the earliest established burial grounds in the 1800s, it mirrors the period's shift towards more sanitary, organized resting places, replacing the crowded churchyards of yore. Embracing the rural cemetery movement's ethos, it provided a sanctuary for both the dead and the living, offering a space for contemplation amidst nature's beauty. Today, the cemetery stands as a historical narrative, with each monument whispering tales of the town's influential settlers and their enduring legacies.
Obituary: Dr. Phillip White
Dr. Phillip White, age 75, of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at his home in Murfreesboro, Ark. He was born March 23, 1948, in Hope, Ark., the son of the late Wilford Lee White and Maxine Shackelford White. Dr. White was a member of the First Christian...
Obituary: Gwendolyn Williams Posey
Gwendolyn Williams Posey, age 84 was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., in the home of her parents. She passed away Nov. 13, 2023 at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Ark. She was preceded in death by husband of 48 years William Ralph Posey, parents Carlus Williams...
Glenwood: A Tapestry of History and Resilience
The town of Glenwood, established in 1907, is richly woven with the threads of history and heritage. From the displacement of the Ute people to the flourishing timber industry, Glenwood's story is one of transformation and resilience. Early on, the town became a nexus for the timber trade, with sawmills thriving off the abundant forests. This economic surge was mirrored in the town's architecture, where buildings from the early 20th century still stand as a narrative of its industrious past.
AGFC, Weyerhaeuser agree on lease for Dierks City Pond
DIERKS — Jackie Jones, a lifelong resident of Dierks (Howard County), has taken note of the young boys walking around town with rod-and-reel in hand, knowing they face limited opportunities for fishing: They have a 6-mile walk to fish the Saline River, or a 4-mile trek the Army Corps of Engineers’-owned Dierks Lake. A meandering small creek is close enough to fish in, he says. And less than a mile outside of town is Dierks City Lake, 47 acres that is owned by Weyerhaeuser Co. and has had monitored access over the years.
Harris Citizen of Year at Curry Award night
PRESCOTT – It was a night of awards, Saturday at the Prescott Junior High cafeteria, as members of the community were honored at the Curry’s Community Award Banquet. The event was sponsored by Curry’s Community Outreach Ministry, with the theme “The Power of Community Service”. Ivory Curry, master of ceremonies, said the ministry has strong support and is an organization that can get things done, though it couldn’t be done without the community’s help. He said Prescott has a lot of good things going for it, good people and strong leadership.
Home Conference Opener vs. Trinity Christian
Legacy wins 2, drops 1–Lofton siblings are high scorers. LOCKESBURG, ARK–It was an exciting night of basketball as Legacy Academy opened up conference play at home against the Warriors of Texarkana’s Trinity Christian School. The action started with junior boys trading blows in an overtime thriller. Silas Lofton led the home team with 25 points, aided by Justise Burton who added 9 points and 10 rebounds and Giovanni Suarez who scored 7 points with 10 rebounds. Legacy grabbed the win with a final score of 41-39 for this barnburner. Trinity’s JR Smith connected on a game high of 28 points.
Benlomond, AR: A Time Capsule of American History
Benlomond, Arkansas may be small with a population of just 140, but its historical significance is immense. As one of the oldest settlements in Sevier County, this quaint town offers a peek into America's past. Established in the early 19th century, Benlomond has seen the ebb and flow of history, from Native American tribes to Scottish settlers who named it after their own iconic mountain.
Hospital CEO vacancy draws 50+ applicants
The search for a new CEO at Howard County Memorial has attracted more than 50 applications, according to HMH board member Julie Rhodes. “We are so pleased with the candidate pool for the new CEO,” Rhodes said. “The search has been narrowed down to three applicants. All interviews have concluded, and we anticipate deciding soon.”
Wolves dump Bismarck, 42-13
PRESCOTT – It’s on to the semifinals for the Curley Wolves after Prescott ended Bismarck’s season Friday with a 42-13 win. Because of the way the bracket’s set up, the Wolves will be at home for the third week of the playoffs hosting Masfield as the Tigers upended Salem, 26-22.
Honoring the Caddo Legacy: The Caddo Gap Indian Monument in Arkansas
In the heart of Southwest Arkansas, the Caddo Gap Indian Monument stands as a historical beacon within the small town of Caddo Gap. This significant statue honors the valiant resistance of the Caddo Indians against Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto in the 1540s. While the exact location of their encounter remains a topic of debate among historians, the monument symbolizes the Caddo's resilience and rich cultural heritage that once dominated the East Texas woodlands.