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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 12, 2018
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Beverly and Ronnie Melvin play pickleball at the Heber Springs Community Center four times a week. Ronnie had open-heart surgery 15 years ago, and his doctor said being active reversed a blockage in one of his arteries. The Heber Springs Community Center will have its sixth annual Health and Safety Expo from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 to highlight local businesses, as well as the facility.

Heber Springs Community Center sets health expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Community Center started a health and safety expo six years ago to help residents and businesses, said Stacey Mills, director of the center. “Each year, the event grows a little bit more and a little bit more,” Mills said. The sixth annual Health & Safety Expo is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the community center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive, and a variety of vendors will set up booths on the gymnasium floor. “Basically, it’s to show people here in Heber Springs and the surrounding are... READ MORE

Augusta family earns honor for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

AUGUSTA — As a kid growing up in Woodruff County, Billy Kyle said he “always grew a garden.” Today, Kyle grows acres of rice, soybeans and corn.

Austin police get chaplain to assist officers By MARK BUFFALO

AUSTIN — Austin Chief of Police Rick Anderson is a veteran of the Little Rock Police Department, as well as the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. During his time there, he worked with police chaplains and believed that his new department could benefit from having one.

Family honored for farming in Drasco CAROL ROLF

DRASCO — Chris and Lisa Davis both grew up on farms and are keeping the family tradition alive. They raise cattle and poultry on their farm — Paisley Defoor Farm — named in honor of their families.