News and Blog


Celebrating our planet

The University of Arkansas Extension Office was available to discuss the ...
Instructor of Science at ASU-Heber. “Avil Snow of Heber Springs High School started this two years ago and this year we’ve more than doubled the students that were here ...

Obituary: James Ray Taylor

He passed peacefully at his home in Prescott Valley, Arizona on April 21, 2015. He married the love of his life Leola Holliman on Dec. 10, 1949 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. They moved to Ash Fork, Arizona in 1951, where he worked for Dunbar Stone until he ...

Still the Walleye Capital of the World?

In the world of walleye fishing, Arkansas’ Greers Ferry Lake is hallowed water. This 31,500-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impoundment in the Ozark Mountains near Heber Springs produced the all-tackle world record currently recognized by the National ...

Lakefront allure brings snowbird to Arkansas

The Daisy Patch Quilters Club has made quilts for Margie’s Haven House in Heber Springs, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Batesville, nursing homes and foster children. Members have also sewn pillowcases for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in ...

Suspect arrested in murder case

The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas Game and Fish assisted with this case. If you have additional information to help law enforcement you are asked to call the Heber Springs PD at 501-362-8291 or the Arkansas State Police at 870-935-7302.

Man arrested in Heber Springs woman's death

HEBER SPRINGS, AR (AP) - Heber Springs police say they have arrested a man in a 54-year-old woman's death. Police Chief Bobby Walker says the man was arrested early Monday and is being held at the Cleburne County jail without bond. Walker isn't releasing ...

Man arrested in Heber Springs woman's death

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Heber Springs police say they have arrested ...
Officers believed Dye's death was suspicious and called for assistance from Arkansas State Police investigators. Police don't believe anyone else was involved in Dye's death.

Heber Springs Woman Found Dead, Son Arrested

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - A local man is in custody on a capital murder charge after his mother is found dead. (Updated 4:51 p.m.) "Yeah I guess that's what you would call it a tragedy," Brenda McDonald said, staring across the street at the house still shrouded ...

Police: Suspect in custody in relation to Heber Springs woman's death

The Sun-Times newspaper in Heber Springs reports that the victim was Marcia Dye, 54. Heber Springs Police Chief Bobby ...
the Heber Springs Police Department at (501) 362-8291 or the Arkansas State Police at (870) 935-7302. According to the Sun-Times ...

Woman's Body Found Inside Heber Springs Home, Son Arrested

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - A local man is in custody on a capital murder charge after his mother is found dead. (Updated 4:51 p.m.) "Yeah I guess that's what you would call it a tragedy," Brenda McDonald said, staring across the street at the house still shrouded ...

End of Year Activities

April 24  Honor Choir Concert at Spring Park 2:00 p.m. April 24  Kindergarte n Roundup April 27  2nd Grade Field Trip to the Museum of Discovery April 29  Mega Party April 30-May 3 AGATE Trip to Dallas…

AGATE Meeting, April 23 at 3:30

There will be an AGATE Parent meeting at 3:30 in the GATE room. We will be discussing the upcoming trip itinerary. We hope to see you there :-)

Heber Springs teen, Cameron Dye, 19, facing first degree murder charges in death of his own mother; Also charged with Methamphetamine possession

HEBER SPRINGS (KATV) – Cleburne County prosecutors have formally filed charges against Cameron Dye, 19. Dye is accused of violently murdering his mother on April 10 after an alleged fight between moth…

God’s Killings in the Bible Part III – 19 Acts of Murder in the Book of Judges

NOTE: In the Old Testament alone, there are over 132 incidences of God murdering or ordering murders. According to the Orthodox Church Fathers, in the Old Testament it is the Logos—the 2nd Person of t…

Cinco De Mayo, Tuesday May 5th (Allison Wildman's Birthday)

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Ci…

Science Fair Project Due May 21st

I am currently working on coordinating a science fair for the elementary and middle school.  I would like for some of my GATE students to go ahead and do a science fair project to use as an example to…

Veneers | Heber Springs, AR – Jason T. Bolding, DDS by Dental Care Services in Searcy, Arkansas (AR) | April 13, 2015 at 01:30AM

Video Title: Veneers | Heber Springs, AR – Jason T. Bolding, DDS This video has upload by Dental Care Services in Searcy, Arkansas (AR) Date: April 13, 2015 at 01:30AM Original Source (Youtube video …

Real estate for sale in Heber Springs Arkansas - MLS# 15010043 by CryeLeike9 | April 12, 2015 at 07:08PM

Video Title: Real estate for sale in Heber Springs Arkansas - MLS# 15010043 This video has upload by CryeLeike9 Date: April 12, 2015 at 07:08PM Original Source (Youtube video ID 5hzbivRm0o4) Real e…

Disfarmer: A Portrait of America

A few documentaries about photography are being screened on local TV’s channel, The Knowledge Network this month as part of the Capture Photography Festival. I have just finished watching the document…

Elementary Quiz Bowl, April 9th in Conway-- Schedule (6th grade students)

The bus will be leaving the school at 7:30 a.m.  Return times are TBA-- this will depend on how we play in the tournament.  Schedule Preliminary matches 9:30 10:15 11:00 11:45-12:30 Lunch (bring sa…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

Back to Top

Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell

Newsof.org. Selected the top stories of the city of HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, HEBER SPRINGS ARKANSAS, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.