Lifestyles

Health and Wellness

Is Your Heart at Risk?

February 6, 2024|Comments Off on Is Your Heart at Risk?

As February rolls around, let's take a moment to show our hearts a little extra love and care. Now, February isn't just about chocolates and roses, it's also the kickoff for Heart Health Month! Now, [...]

Digital detox

January 25, 2024|Comments Off on Digital detox

In this fast-paced world of smartphones and screens, it's a downright challenge to keep ourselves from getting tangled up in that digital mess. Did you know that a whopping 61% of folks admit they're glued [...]

Crafts

Wine glass craft

October 22, 2021|Comments Off on Wine glass craft

by Kari Hollis Here’s a really easy, fun craft! I took an empty wine bottle and filled with water, put red and yellow food coloring to get orange, put lights inside (attached to a fake [...]

Pinch Pots

May 3, 2021|Comments Off on Pinch Pots

You can use air dry clay to make pots with your hands.  Pinch pots are works of art you can make at home by “pinching” clay into useful shapes, allowing them to dry, then sealing [...]

Faith

Lead with integrity

January 31, 2024|Comments Off on Lead with integrity

The Bible is often referred to as God’s Word. I like this because it is God’s Word. It is in written form so it can be read repeatedly. It is full of His promises, and [...]

Number your days

January 9, 2024|Comments Off on Number your days

If you live in the United States your life expectancy is about 77 years. That allows you about 4004 Sundays. As each of us knows we are on our best behavior at church. There is [...]

A Little Christmas Tear

December 21, 2023|Comments Off on A Little Christmas Tear

Every year I enjoy dressing up as Santa for children. I love to see their eyes get huge as they run to hug me. The smiles and the excitement of getting to sit on Santa’s [...]

Kid Crafts

How to make air dry clay at home

May 3, 2021|Comments Off on How to make air dry clay at home

You can make air dry clay at home then use it to create practical shapes and creatures for fun. You'll need to gather some supplies and prepare a work area. Ask mom or dad if [...]

Easter Egg Bunny Craft

March 27, 2021|Comments Off on Easter Egg Bunny Craft

Make an adorable Easter bunny from a Styrofoam egg! This craft is the perfect addition to your Easter decorations! What you'll need: A 2 13/16" X 3 7/8" Styrofoam egg1 white pipe cleaner1 pink pipe [...]

Kyle Harrington’s origami

February 27, 2021|Comments Off on Kyle Harrington’s origami

There's a display at the Ash Flat Library until March 31, 2021 of origami done by Kyle Harrington. What is origami? It's the Japanese art of paper folding to make interesting designs and practical items. [...]

Outdoors

Federal duck stamp to go digital next waterfowl season

January 9, 2024|Comments Off on Federal duck stamp to go digital next waterfowl season

Hunters chasing ducks and geese may be able to go completely digital with their duck stamp beginning in the 2024-25 waterfowl hunting season, thanks to a bipartisan effort led in part by U.S. Senator John [...]

Young hunter sets bowhunting bar with traditional flair

November 2, 2023|Comments Off on Young hunter sets bowhunting bar with traditional flair

Many young hunters will be hitting the woods for the first time this weekend for the first weekend of Arkansas’s annual Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt, but one young hunter has been making his mark [...]

Business Hightlights

CVSID seeks to open restaurant; create jobs

February 13, 2024|Comments Off on CVSID seeks to open restaurant; create jobs

The Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District (SID) announced Feb. 12, the organization is interested in interviewing candidates to re-open the restaurant at the South Golf Course. “We will need a manager experienced in opening a [...]

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to Hold Job Fair in Ash Flat

October 6, 2023|Comments Off on Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to Hold Job Fair in Ash Flat

The NEA Intermodal is proud to partner with the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (ADWS) on a tri-county job fair at the Ash Flat Community Center on Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 1 pm.  The free event will showcase [...]

Blue ribbon welcome held for Smokin’ Rick’s BBQ

May 22, 2023|Comments Off on Blue ribbon welcome held for Smokin’ Rick’s BBQ

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce held a Blue Ribbon Welcome for Smokin’  Rick’s BBQ’s on May 16 to celebrate their new location at 209 E. Main Street in Hardy. Smokin’ Rick’s BBQ is open Thursday thru Sunday for lunch and dinner and has a family game [...]

Community Matters: Nonprofit Professionals

April 24, 2023|Comments Off on Community Matters: Nonprofit Professionals

In the Spring River Area of Arkansas, comprised of the cities of Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Highland, and Hardy, you will find dedicated people serving to make life better for the common good of the community in organizations like [...]

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Holidays

Salem VFW holds powerful Memorial Day commemoration

May 31, 2022|Comments Off on Salem VFW holds powerful Memorial Day commemoration

Monday, May 30 marked the 154th Memorial Day, a day to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to the United States of America. Originally in recognition of soldiers killed during the Civil [...]

Ringing in the new year right; what to eat

December 31, 2021|Comments Off on Ringing in the new year right; what to eat

After the whirlwind that was 2021, it is safe to say a person can use all the luck they can get. On New Year's Day, the formula for a successful year includes one very large [...]

Holiday decorating tips from NAEC

November 27, 2021|Comments Off on Holiday decorating tips from NAEC

Putting your holiday decorations up? Avoid overhead lines. Never use an aluminum ladder within 10 feet of power lines, and keep yourself and any tools or decorations at least 10 feet away from electric lines [...]

Consumer frustrations shared by retail workers

November 16, 2021|Comments Off on Consumer frustrations shared by retail workers

Supply shortages, inflation, high gas prices, being short staffed and several other contributing factors have tensions running high as the holiday season approaches. It also has many retail workers who live, shop and work feeling [...]

U.S. Army celebrates 246 years

June 14, 2021|Comments Off on U.S. Army celebrates 246 years

Happy Birthday! June 14, 2021, marks the celebration of the 246th anniversary of the formation of the United States Army Forces. With the Revolutionary War beginning April 19, 1775, a little over a year before [...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29

March 28, 2021|Comments Off on National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29

The National Vietnam War Veterans Day is officially recognized as March 29 of each year by the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 which was signed by President Trump on March 28, 2017.  The [...]

Kids Corner

Lana the Iguana visits Headstart

February 25, 2022|Comments Off on Lana the Iguana visits Headstart

Lana the Iquana went to the [Melbourne] Headstart recently. Lana talked to the children about healthy eating and trying new foods. Lana took the children fresh delicious Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes to try on this [...]

Happy Twos Day

February 22, 2022|Comments Off on Happy Twos Day

Every once in a while the numbers in a date align in an interesting way.  Today is Tuesday, 2/22/22.  In any format that dates are stored, it’s nearly all 2s.  They say weddings in Las [...]

Burn Awareness Week Feb. 6-12, 2022

February 10, 2022|Comments Off on Burn Awareness Week Feb. 6-12, 2022

Ash Flat Fire Department reminds us that it is Burn Awareness Week and Shriners Children’s Texas is urging families to be Burn Aware. Cooking is the number one cause of all home fires and the [...]

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