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Happening March 2

Bull Shoals Euchre and Cribbage Group ...
Norfork School Board, 5 p.m. Moark Metal Detecting Club, 6 p.m. Missouri AR University-West Plains, Lybyer Building lower level. (417) 293-5724. Bundling The Basics parenting group, 6 p.m. Schliemann Center ...

Bull Shoals police chief to resign, avoid charges

BULL SHOALS (AP) — An Arkansas police chief accused of using excessive force against a suspect agreed Monday to resign and never serve in law enforcement again in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping the remaining charge against him. Prosecutors can ...

Bull Shoals man dies after wreck

A Bull Shoals man died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle wreck Feb. 8 in Marion County, Arkansas State Police said. Jay Motsinger, 76, of Bull Shoals, was driving north on Arkansas 178 on his 2000 Harley-Davidson when he veered off the road ...

Bull Shoals Dam Fire Under Investigation

The fire started around 9:15 a.m. Thursday due to a malfunctioning breaker. BULL SHOALS, AR (KOLR) -- The Army Corps of Engineers said a fire broke out at the Bull Shoals Dam powerhouse Thursday morning. According to Corps spokesperson, Laurie Driver ...

Turbines Shut Down at Bull Shoals Dam Following Fire

The fire happened around 9 a.m. Thursday at the Bull Shoals Dam in Marion County, Arkansas. While the cause is still unknown, the fire is believed to have been contained to a breaker unit, connected to one of the dam's turbines. "We were in [a restaurant ...

Frigid weather sets the stage for world-class fishing in Arkansas

The shad sink in Bull Shoals Lake and are pulled through the turbines of the ...
Even though we’ve had a more mild winter here in Arkansas, don’t let that soften your supply of thick layers to prepare you for the colder weather. Fishing in February ...

Bull Shoals police chief to resign, avoid charges

BULL SHOALS — An Arkansas police chief has agreed to resign and never serve in law enforcement again in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping a charge against him. The Baxter Bulletin reports that Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield took the ...

Bull Shoals police chief to resign to avoid prosecution

Remember the Bull Shoals police chief who invaded a home without a warrant in response to a domestic violence complaint and, according to another law enforcement witness, brutalized the man inside with a Taser and other rough handling? A Harrison jury ...

Trial to begin for Bull Shoals, Ar police chief

The trial of the Bull Shoals police chief on charges of using excessive force during an arrest is set to begin in federal court in Harrison on Tuesday. Daniel Sutterfield is accused of kicking and stomping Nicholas Dore and using a stun gun on Dore ...

Water Quality in the Buffalo River Watershed Program

Aquatic Ecologist, Faron Usery, with the National Park Service will present current findings concerning habitat and water quality of the Buffalo River watershed on Thursday, March 12 in Dryer Hall on …


During the past week, we have had snow (about half an inch here in Cotter), brutally cold temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals fell one tenth o…

Types of Sharks in the Red Sea

Red Sea Sharks have found themselves in the news again with yet another attack on a tourist. In the first week of December 2010, an elderly German lady died when a shark ripped her arm off in an unexp…


During the past week, we have had sleet, snow (about three inches here in Cotter), brutally cold temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose six …


During the past week, we have had a trace of rain, warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose five tenths of an inch to rest at five and …

Frigid weather sets the stage for world-class fishing in Arkansas

All photos: Jeff Rose One of the best times of the year to fish in Arkansas has arrived and it is most commonly referred to by an appropriately ominous name – The Shad Kill. Each winter, a special…

Reading Challenge month 1 – A book set in a different country

In 1956, Gavin Maxwell was traveling in southern Iraq when it occurred to him that he would like to own an otter (his beloved dog had recently died). Though he had a flat in London and traveled widely…

Bull Shoals DAM!!

For the last four days the flow at Bull Shoals Dam has been reduced to Minimum flow. Yippee!! This has been a rare occassion in the past three months. So to have four full days of wadeable conditions …

Bull Shoals!! Yeah!

A great fun day on the White below the dam. It was a really fun and exciting day. Lot’s of high sun, with warmth, a breeze to help the catching and a hatch to imitate. I’m wooped and have some things…


Streamer season has begun. It began on opening day in the Catch and Release section below Bull Shoals Dam. As you know, this section has been closed for the last three months, to accommodate the brown…


Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


Two years of community college free for responsible students in BULL SHOALS ARKANSAS

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.

The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.

The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.



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