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Arvest Bank Shred-A-Thon set Saturday YELLVILLE – The Arvest Bank sixth annual Shred ...
residents are asked to make donations at the bank for the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas. KTLO will broadcast live from the event with treasure chest ...

Solunar Information for Yellville, AR

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country’s 10 best spring hiking trails. Looking ...

Marion Co. Leaders say Aging Jail in Need of Replacement

Leaders in Marion County, Arkansas are eyeing solutions to fix the problem, but each option comes at a cost. YELLVILLE, AR (KOLR) - An aging jail in the Ozarks is on the verge of closure because it’s struggling to keep up with state standards.

Marion Co. Leaders say Aging Jail in Need of Replacement

YELLVILLE, Ar. - An aging jail in the Ozarks is on the verge of closure because it’s struggling to keep up with state standards. YELLVILLE, Ar. - An aging jail in the Ozarks is on the verge of closure because it’s struggling to keep up with state ...

Bert L. Howard

He worked in residential construction and after moving to this area owned a coin store in Hollister. Bert married his loving wife, Tammy in Yellville, AR in 1994. Bert entered into rest on April 15, 2015 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

Mines and graveyard tell history in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness

Most hiker-friendly entry points, without trespassing on private land, are east of Yellville. After driving six miles on U.S. 62/412, turn south on Arkansas 101, which becomes Marion County 6064. After following this road for 11.4 miles, you pass a parking ...

Phillips Media Group acquires Arkansas and Missouri newspapers from Community Publishers, Inc.

The Phillips family and their companies have been involved in the newspaper business since the 1970s, having owned newspapers in Mountain Home, Yellville, Berryville and Eureka Springs, AR, and Nevada, Marshall and Maryville, MO. Phillips Media Group’s ...

Arkansas's Early Voting Ballot Seen as Example for Missouri

In Arkansas people have seven to 15 days to vote in advance, depending on the election, and that also includes Saturdays. YELLVILLE, AR (KOLR) - The next trip Missourians take to the polls could determine when they have to make that trip in the future.

Yellville-Summit school no longer in financial trouble

YELLVILLE, Ar. -- The Yellville-Summit school is no longer on the state list of districts in financial trouble. The Arkansas education department says the school had an over-staffing problem and was spending too much on portable classrooms. Yellville has ...

Yellville, Arkansas Vacation Rentals

Yellville, Arkansas offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Yellville, AR, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Christina Scroggin gets manslaughter and 8-year sentence for shooting her boyfriend

Christina Scroggin (Baxter County Sheriff’s photo) Yellville, Ark — A jury of eight women and four men bought Christina Scroggin’s tale of woe, Friday and dropped her capitol murder charge down to man…

Summary (22 Apr 2015)

State Rests Case In Scroggin Murder Trial The state rested its case late Tuesday afternoon in the first degree murder trial of Christina Scroggin [51618, fb] and the defense will begin presen…

Christina Scroggin spends five hours on the stand in boyfriend’s murder trial

Christina Scroggin Yellville, Ark.Christina Scroggin took the stand for five hours today and painted a picture of a controlling and abusive boyfriend who she moved in with after leaving her husband.On…

Bobcats clip Warriors, 2-1

Cotter’s Landon Martin dives back into first base as Flippin first baseman Tanner Theobald takes the pick-off throw during the Bobcats’ 2-1 victory over the Warriors on Friday at Warrior Field. F…

Jr. Lady Bombers win GF meet; Jr. Bombers 5th

Mountain Home’s Luke Foreman competes in the pole vault at the recent Junior Bomber Relays. Mountain Home traveled to Green Forest for the Anstaff Bank Junior Relays on Friday night. The Mountain Ho…

Sisters Reunited

Helen is back at the homeplace...
with slow internet.  She has to hook up her phone to the computer and that is how she can post to her blog.  Quite complicated.  But this Sister now has a phone.  Hele…

“Dream of Me” by Quinn Loftis – Review

Blurb “In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the go…

Yellville Arkansas Newspaper

Online services have the yellville arkansas newspaper of them have singles in Arkansas then you may want to go eat in a few in Missouri throughout the yellville arkansas newspaper that the auto insura…

Trial date April 20-24 for accused murderess Christina Scroggin

Christina Scroggin Marion County Ark. — Trial date for Christina Scroggin — charged with the murder of Raul Segura Turrieta, 24, of Mountain Home, Ark. — is now scheduled for April 20-24 at the courth…

This Week In Awkwardness

This has been a week of packing and cleaning in preparation to head back to Michigan for the summer. I’m driving back with the very loosest of plans so I don’t know what I’ll see along the way or even…


Protect Your Business in YELLVILLE ARKANSAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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The importance of local education funding in YELLVILLE ARKANSAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


YELLVILLE ARKANSAS: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.


1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.

2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.



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