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State Playoff Glance

Morrilton, 5:30 p.m. Vilonia vs ...
7:30 p.m. CLASS 4A First Round Wednesday, Mar. 4 Arkansas Baptist vs. Dumas, 2:30 p.m. Brookland vs. Huntsville, 5:30 p.m. Hamburg vs. Cent Ark Christian, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 5 Dardanelle vs. Arkadelphia, 2:30 ...

Obituary: Mary Stobaugh

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morrilton by Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, AR 72801. Internet obituary and online guest book are available at ...


To register for the class, call (501) 851-4344 or sign up at the center. Website in a Day MORRILTON — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Website in a Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Morrilton Area Chamber of ...

Holocaust speaker returns to Central Arkansas

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas are proud to announce that Gideon Frieder, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances. Frieder is a speaker ...

Morrilton, AR (72110) Weather

The center of the sun is between the horizon and 6° below the horizon. The sky is still illuminated, but vehicle headlights need to be on to be seen by others. The center of the sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon. Brighter stars used for ...

Irene (Williams) Goodpaster, 94, St. Joseph, MO

She was born December 6, 1920 to William and Mary (Bostian) Williams in Morrilton, Arkansas. Irene was a Christian and a hard worker. She enjoyed gardening, canning and her crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin Crowder ...

Sunday Snow/Sleet Estimates for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Snow and sleet fell Sunday afternoon and evening over ...
Smaller amounts of snow were reported in Conway County at Morrilton (0.8 inches) and Hattieville (0.6 inches). Some sleet was also reported at Morrilton. In Greenwood (Sebastian ...


The Junior High Quiz Bowl team is headed to state competition Saturday, Feb. 28 after winning second place at the regional competition held at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton recently. The HJHS quiz bowl team includes ...

Fish fry to be held in Morrilton

Knights of Columbus Council 5209 Annual Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 6 at its hall on North Cedar Street in Morrilton, Lunch carry outs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner carry outs begin at 4 p.m. Dinner dine in is from 5 to 8 p.m. Carry-outs are $10 ...

Committees To Help Shape The Future Of Morrilton

An initiative in Morrilton is drawing residents together to make a difference in their community. MORRILTON, AR- It's a barn raising of a different sort. An initiative in Morrilton is drawing residents together to make a difference in their community.


Entergy has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign. Grant funds will be used to support the new Workforce Training Cen…

Summary (25 & 26 Feb 2015)

Activist faces fines, jail time for getting too close to Cabot site StateImpact Pennsylvania‎ The company says Vera Scroggins [50187, fb] frequently trespasses and poses a safety risk. ...

Scroggin, Billie Jean Blackshare (3 Jan 1923 - 23 Feb 2015) [42242:P].

Scroggin, Billie Jean Blackshare (3 Jan 1923 - 23 Feb 2015) [42242:P]. Widow of Scroggin, John Henry (12 Oct 1919 - 25 Jan 2007) [14523:P]. Find a Grave,  Billie Jeanne Blackshare Scroggin, 26 Feb 201…

Collecting Buttons – Gifts from Friends

Buttons: Little individual miniature works of art.  When you collect buttons someone is giving you some. I have a friend Brenda in Morrilton that when she  goes junking, she finds cheap bags or jars o…

3D Printing: an update

It’s past time for a 3D printing update so here it goes: Pipeline Though I’ve used a few different apps to model printable objects and control the printer, my go-to pipeline has been: model to scale …

Jessica Rohlman

She teaches Health and Fitness at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton, Arkansas. I met her in 2013 at Jim Shuler’s house. She recently let me speak in front of two of the class…

My Oldest Morrilton Friend is Gone

When I was still in college before I moved to Morrilton, I met Pearl Newkirk Jones at Pauline Wright’s ceramic shop. I had watched a family member make ceramics all my life and wanted to make some. I …

2/5/2015 pictures

This picture was taken just before I walked out the door of Brookridge Cove, in Morrilton, Arkansas. Dollar General let me park my car here for my run today. Here are a couple of pictures of Wi…

February 4, 2015 blog post

Started off the day speaking to a class at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton, Arkansas. Went out to do some miles. I spoke with a lot of people today. Being at Brookridge Cov…

The United of Arkansas Community College

in Morrilton, Arkansas. I met Jessica Rohlman on the 2013 trip through here. I had the honor this morning of speaking to some of her students. I spoke about alzheimers disease and getting and staying …



To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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In MORRILTON ARKANSAS: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.


Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.



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