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Tracy Rogers

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Northwest editorial assistant

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Action for traction

posted: 01/18/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

What a winter! So far, it’s been colder than normal in parts of the state and multiple icy occurrences have kept children home from school and parents struggling to run errands or get to work.

Hints for using deicers and cat litter

posted: 01/18/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Here are some other tips on using deicers from Ed Brookmyer of Bare Ground, a company that manufactures granular and liquid ice-melting products: Use deicers when temperatures are in the mid- to upper teens, 20s or lower 30s.

It’s never too late to skate, ice-gliders age 70-91 declare

posted: 12/30/2013 3:03 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE — Elizabeth Reagan of Fayetteville donned her first pair of ice skates more than 80 years ago in her hometown of St. Paul, Minn. Eschewing the twirls, turns and jumps of figure skating, little Elizabeth skated laps as fast as she could.

Bright idea

posted: 12/07/2013 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The neighbors have decked their halls with the brightest lights ever seen — Santa and his reindeer on the lawn, candy canestriped trees and a blinking icicle motif on the eaves. It makes the house next door — yours — look drab and dreary.

Pros illuminate do-it-yourself light installation

posted: 12/07/2013 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Installing Christmas lights may seem like a hassle, but what if there’s no money left after Christmas shopping to hire a professional? It’s easy to do it yourself if you know a little about electricity and design.

Alum, wife give $3 million to UA

posted: 12/03/2013 4:33 a.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville alumnus Kevin Brown and his wife, Marie, both of Houston, have given $3 million to UA to create an endowed chairmanship in the College of Engineering, UA announced Monday in a news release.

Cause for alarms

posted: 11/23/2013 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Autumn has arrived. The temperatures have dipped, and leaves are changing color and falling. It’s also an ideal time to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, according to Battalion Chief Marty Hamrick of the Jonesboro Fire Department.

Hard-wired systems require electrician or alarm-firm tech

posted: 11/23/2013 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Retrofitting a house or building a new one with a hard-wired fire alarm system requires the help of an electrician or alarm company, according to John Moore, co-owner of Alarmco Inc. in Little Rock.

If an alarm sounds ...

posted: 11/23/2013 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm sounding can be a scary moment. False alarms happen, but it can also be a matter of life or death.

En-lightening options

posted: 10/12/2013 5:44 a.m. Discuss

Need some extra light in the kitchen or a walk-in closet? A skylight may be the answer.

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