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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu August 27, 2015
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Greers Ferry Lake in north-central Arkansas has proven an attraction to area residents and far-away travelers for many summers. Here, Madison Bueltemann, foreground, and her sister Riley, then 2 and 3 years old, respectively, learn water safety while swimming in the shallows at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs during the summer of 2013. Now, business owners in the area are looking toward a water race in late September to get traffic coming to the area after the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day.

Paddle Battle organized to attract people to lake area after regular season

During the summer, owners of businesses around Greers Ferry Lake look forward to the time when vacationers flock to the water for weekends and long getaways. Now that school has started, however, and Labor Day — often seen as the end of summer and summer vacations — approaches, Fairfield Bay residents have come up with a creative way to bring people back to the lake in the offseason. The idea for Paddle Battle at the Bay came about when lakeside business owners started looking to the future at a time when the number of visitors is down, even though the weather is perfect fo... READ MORE

Water carnival adds new kids’ activities By ANGELA SPENCER

For 72 years, people in and around Batesville have flooded to the banks of the White River for the annual White River Water Carnival. The intent for the carnival is to provide mostly free family entertainment for the community, and this year’s schedule shows a full day of activities for all ages.

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LRAFB C-130Js flex muscle at exercise SENIOR AIRMAN SCOTT POE/19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The 41st, 61st and 48th Airlift Squadrons delivered Herculean muscle to Operation Dragon Spear on Aug. 6. Dragon Spear was one of the most complex joint-training exercises in more than a decade. The Joint Force Exercise at the U.S. Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, included more than 1,500 fighting forces from XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 3rd Battalion, the 10th...

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Local Red Cross faces blood donation shortage By ANGELA SPENCER

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.

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New Cabot library set to open Monday By ANGELA SPENCER

To say Tammie Evans is excited about the new Cabot Public Library would be an understatement. As branch manager, Evans has been working long hours to reopen the library in its new location, and that hard work is about to pay off with the expected opening Monday.

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Two Three Rivers Edition counties have confirmed resistant pigweed RYAN MCGEENEY/COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE U OF A DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE

Weed experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are warning soybean growers to prepare for a challenging season ahead as one of the area’s most popular herbicides meets with increasing resistance from a pervasive weed. Bob Scott, extension weed specialist with the Division of Agriculture, said PPO-resistant Palmer Amaranth — commonly known as pigweed — has been confirmed in soybean fields in four counties in...

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