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Motorcycle Memories opens April 30

The annual “Razorback Run,” a one hundred fifty mile round trip ride from Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain near Mulberry, Arkansas drew motorcycle enthusiasts from a regional area from 1952 to 1955. Otis Spiker played a vital role in the area cycling ...

Whirlpool Reaches Settlement With Fort Smith Residents

FORT SMITH (KFSM)- An Arkansas Federal District Judge dismissed an environmental class-action lawsuit against Whirlpool after the company reached a settlement with property owners affected by trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination, according to a statement ...

Fort Smith Library Hosts Creative Writing Class

Carol Westcamp, an assistant professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, will discuss aspects of creative writing that are used in businesses, marketing and other areas.

A Smooth Transition

Just a few weeks ago, John Jeter and the musicians of the Fort Smith Symphony were preparing for an evening featuring songs by Ray Charles. But unforeseen circumstances got in the way, and a change in scheduling won't be much of a change, promises Jeter ...

Whirlpool settles with Fort Smith residents

when an attorney for the company briefed them on plans to ask Fort Smith city directors for an ordinance banning the drilling of water wells in the neighborhood. At the end of 2013, Whirlpool entered into an agreement with the Arkansas Department of ...

ArcBest breaks ground on new headquarters in Fort Smith

As the Fort Smith-based ArcBest broke ground on its new corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith on Wednesday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the construction would help create momentum for future growth in the city and the state.

ArcBest Corporation Begins Construction On Fort Smith, Arkansas, Corporate Headquarters

ArcBest Corporation will break ground for construction on its new corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, Arkansas. In May 2014, ArcBest, a transportation and logistics company, announced the purchase of 40 acres off McClure Drive in east ...

Common Core Review Hearings and Listening Tour Schedule Set

Tour will make stops in Little Rock, El Dorado, Texarkana, Bentonville, Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Batesville, Pine Bluff and Fort Smith. LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today announced details of the nine listening tour stops ...

Blue Hog says Fort Smith police tried to hack into his computer

Matt Campbell, author of the Blue Hog Report and a Little Rock lawyer, says in a new filing in a long-running lawsuit by a Fort Smith police officer against the department that a computer file sent by Fort Smith officer contained software intended to hack ...

Fort Smith Caretaker Faces Murder Charge

FORT SMITH, AR -- The caretaker of a disabled Fort Smith man is facing a murder charge after the man was found dead in rural Crawford County. FORT SMITH, AR -- The caretaker of a disabled Fort Smith man is facing a murder charge after the man was found ...

Volunteers Honored With Luncheon In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of volunteers with the Sack Lunch Program in Fort Smith took some time off from serving others. Instead, they’re celebrating National Volunteer Week. The celebration took …

April 17-19 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes: FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills FREE Wild West Fest Family Event in Watauga F…

Traffic Moving Again After Seven-Car Pileup on I-540 in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Southbound traffic on Interstate 540 in Fort Smith is moving again after a seven-car pileup earlier Wednesday morning (April 15). The accident happened around 8:30 a.m., according…

Power Restored In Fort Smith, Officials Say

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Power has been restored after more than 1,400 people were without power in Fort Smith, according to outage information. Oklahoma Gas & Electric confirmed that a total of 1,443 wer…

Five Dead, 12 Hurt In Crash On I-30 In Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Five people were killed, 12 hurt after a crash involving an 18-wheeler along I-30 in East Fort Worth early Sunday, authorities said. The accident was reported just before 2:…

Free Child Safety Seat Check Takes Place In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A free child safety seat check station took place Saturday (April 11) at the Fort Smith Pavilion. Hundreds of parents showed up for the annual event. Here, certified safety inspect…

Bull Riding Takes Charge in Fort Smith This Weekend

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Friday (April 10) was opening night of The Longest Ride, a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book. “You got the love story along with the bull riding — dangerous love, all the same…

He Might Be Receiving the Purple Heart Today, but a Soldier Injured in Fort Hood Shooting Says He’s Being Denied Benefits and That’s ‘Unheard Of’

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting will be honored Friday with Purple Hearts, yet some of them are still having to fight for their injuries to be recognized as combat-related and thus eligible…

Drainage Improvements To Reduce Flooding In Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Flooding has been a problem in Fort Smith since the early 1900s, but this week, the Board of City Directors approved a plan that will change that in some areas. “This project will…

In A Few Weeks, A Motorcycle Parade Will Happen In Downtown Fort Smith

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The organizer behind the Steel Horse Rally is billing a motorcycle parade taking place in May as a unique sight to see in the River Valley. For a “5NEW This Morning” segment that a…


What do you know about abuse of women in FORT SMITH ARKANSAS ?

Click the red escape button above to immediately leave this site if your abuser may see you reading it.

Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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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


Campaign in FORT SMITH ARKANSAS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



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