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The mere mention of the word cancer is enough to make anyone shudder. It immediately evokes fears of chemo, radiation, and an uncertain future. Patients and their families are too often overwhelmed by a test abnormality or disease diagnosis to even know where to go from there.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 6:52am

It’s been a year since the Northwest Arkansas Council and six partner schools joined forces to try and direct more working adults back to college. More than 50 interested residents signed in during the first hour at Tuesday’s back to college fair held at the Jones Center in Springdale.

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:51pm

Bruce Sikes, who on Thursday (Oct.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:14pm

Dr. Rita Littrell, director of the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education at the University of Arkansas, was one of just 12 educators nationwide to be recognized for excellence in teaching economics.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 5:20pm

Sheila Humphrey, a first grade teacher at Woods Elementary School in Fort Smith, was one of just 12 educators nationwide to be recognized for excellence in teaching economics.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 5:15pm

The city of Bella Vista was cited for lack of internal controls in its recent 2012 review by the state’s Legislative Audit Division, the only weakness reported by state auditor.

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 1:10pm

John Brown University announced a $6 million lead gift for a new nursing education facility and endowment for the college’s new nursing program. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:02pm

It has been a little less than nine months since Interstate 540 through Fort Smith and Van Buren was reduced to one lane in both directions, causing traffic nightmares not normally seen in the area.

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:09am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will unveil its updated master plan at two events to be held on Oct. 9, according to a press release from the university.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:21pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission tonight (Sept. 24) approved a resolution authorizing Airport Director John Parker to execute a Military Construction Cooperative Agreement (MCCA) with the Air National Guard to remove rubber build up from runway 7/25 with the ANG paying for the removal.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:19pm

It was May 31 when Sharon Blentlinger first learned that Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fort Smith would be named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. That knowledge also came with an admonition to keep it a secret until Arne Duncan, the U.S.

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:11pm

Timothy O’Donnell, vice president and former treasurer of Southwestern Energy Co., has been hired as associate vice chancellor for budget and financial planning at the University of Arkansas, effective Oct. 7.

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 4:56pm

Members of the Arkansas River Valley were on hand Tuesday at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus to celebrate its 10th anniversary of joining the Arkansas Tech System.

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:36pm

The commute along Van Buren's north side will likely be a little smoother in coming weeks due to upcoming milestones associated with two different road projects.

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 1:11pm

A recent survey by the national Chronicle of Higher Education ranks the University of Arkansas as the 13th-fastest growing public research university in the country, in terms of enrollment.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 7:01am

The University of Arkansas announced late Friday (Aug. 23) that John Diamond, the associate vice chancellor of university relations, has been fired. His dismissal is another surprise in the university’s troubled advancement division.

Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:41pm

The City of Siloam Springs has hired James Nixon as the new airport manager. Nixon will start in the position Sept. 2.

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 3:20pm

The New School, located in Fayetteville and housing students in Washington and Benton counties, has launched a $14 million fundraising effort that includes expansion of facilities, new equipment and an endowment.

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:46pm

It’s been a busy year at the Jones Center in Springdale after the non-profit revamped its business model in 2012 in the face of dwindling finances in order to keep the massive 220,000 square-foot family resource and recreation center afloat

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 4:45pm

A partnership between a store for outdoor enthusiasts and a local non-profit created the opportunity for 250 Rogers youths to experience the outdoor sports, some for the first time. 

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:22pm


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