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Shane Haarmeyer

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LUKE 2 2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of ...

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South County Sustains Most Flood Damage – One Rescued After Vehicle Swept Away

  BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County has yet again suffered from torrential flooding rains that passed through the county on Saturday night into Sunday bringing more water to an already saturated area. More than eight inches of rainfall has been reported in multiple locations across the county and according to Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison, “the first five inches ...

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October 28, 2015

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October 21, 2015

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Wildfires Now Contained but Officials Gravely Concerned with Weekend’s Fire Danger

BY LEANN DILBECK – Forest Service personnel from the Ouachita and the Ozark/St.Francis National Forests have now contained three wildfires that started Thursday in neighboring Montgomery County.  Yesterday was among the highest days for wildfire frequency in Arkansas for 2015, with approximately 28 wildfires, and more than 500 acres burned. The largest of the three fires, The Gaston Fire, south ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Crews Battling Wildfires in Neighboring Montgomery County

BY LEANN DILBECK – U.S. Forest Service officials have confirmed that crews are currently battling two wildfires in Montgomery County. The Gaston Mountain Fire is just south of the Hog Jaw community and officials said the second, the Warren Fire, is near Black Springs. While officials have not confirmed a third fire, residents in the area have reported another near ...

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October 14, 2015

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October 7, 2015

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September 30, 2015

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Curve on Hwy 8 West Claims Second Life in a Week

BY LEANN DILBECK – A single vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Friday has claimed the life of a Mena woman. The accident is the second fatal car crash in less than a week in the the same location on Hwy 8 West, near Polk 41, commonly referred to by locals as Peach Orchard Road. Michelle Berry, age ...

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