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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 5, 2015
PHOTO BY: Tammy Garrett/Contributing Photographer

It is better to leave pets, like this puggle, Hollywood, comfortably at home than to take them on errands where they are left in hot vehicles.

Summer brings pet-safety concerns

For pet owners, all four seasons present sets of circumstances to be overcome in keeping animals healthy and happy. Summer, however, with its grueling heat and humidity, is especially challenging. In fact, summer’s most popular holiday can have disastrous repercussions for pets. The Fourth of July, with its thundering fireworks displays, is a traumatic time for animals who have a fear of loud noises. It is also the day of the year when many pets are lost, said Janet Berkley of the Paws Inn Animal Shelter in Searcy. Animals who are kept outside can lunge against chains or th... READ MORE

Afghanistan receives aircraft SENIOR AIRMAN HARRY BREXEL/19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — Since 2013, airmen from the Little Rock Air Force Base have advised and trained Afghan aircrews on C-130 operations. Two Afghan pilots completed the Afghan air force’s first-ever C-130 training flight in September 2013 at the Little Rock AFB. Approximately a month later, Afghanistan received its first two C-130H aircraft from the United States. Since then, U.S. and Afghan airmen have continued to work side by side to make significant ...

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CALENDAR EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

july 6 Community Music BATESVILLE — Community members are invited to bring patriotic songs to play and sing with other community members at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at First Community Bank. For more information, contact Ed at (870) 307-0258.

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Summer brings uptick in blood need By ANGELA SPENCER

School is out, and summer is in full swing. During this prime time for vacations, many people do not make it to a blood drive or donation center, making this time of year one of the most difficult for organizations like the American Red Cross and others that depend on donors.

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Lady Bulldog leads team to state championship VINCENT BURTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Autumn Humes is an impact player and has been ever since she put on the high school uniform. She helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to back-to-back state championships, and for that, she has been named Three Rivers Edition Softball Player of the Year and garnished several other prestigious awards along the way. She posted a 26-1 record, along with a 0.41 ERA, this past season, leading the Bulldogs (30-2) to the Class 3A state championship.

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Sue Khoo: Unique Furniture owner more than just entrepreneur

Sue Khoo is well-known across central Arkansas for her local businesses and the commercials that advertise those businesses. Many can recite lines from her long-running commercial for Unique Furniture in Jacksonville, but those same people may not know that Khoo used to be a nurse, opened stores originally as a way to help her family and now uses her business persona to educate children and adults about embracing different cultures and ...

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Walnut Ridge player honored for stellar senior season MARK BUFFALO/THREE RIVERS EDITION

When Layne Ditto was anywhere on the baseball field, the Walnut Ridge Bobcats knew they had a chance to win. In fact, they won 31 games in the recently completed season, including nine with Ditto pitching. For that reason, Ditto is the 2015 Three Rivers Edition Baseball Player of the Year.

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LRAFB captain trains Iraqi forces SENIOR AIRMAN HARRY BREXEL/19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Peter Gac, a 48th Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot instructor/evaluator, has deployed multiple times throughout his Air Force career. His most recent assignment to Iraq, however, was unlike any previous experience.

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Rain forces fireworks display to change location By ANGELA SPENCER

Independence Day conjures up a multitude of feelings, memories and expectations. The day is draped in red, white and blue; American flags can be seen all around; hot dogs and hamburgers are fired up on the grill; and the day almost always ends with a fireworks show.

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Labyrinth work draws curiosity PATSY PIPKIN/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — With the dedication of the labyrinth in Presbyterian Park in Searcy on May 31, there are now 26 labyrinths within a 100-mile radius of the city. Other labyrinths located in or near the Three Rivers Edition coverage area are in Heber Springs, Conway, Mountain View, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Clinton and Russellville.

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City of Southside to raise money with Fun Fest By ANGELA SPENCER

SOUTHSIDE — It is not cheap to create a new city, but the people of the newly formed city of Southside have decided to have fun while raising money tofurther the process.

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