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Consumer Alert: Avoiding vacation scams

Jul 01, 2015 3:06am

School is out for the summer, and many Arkansans are taking vacations.

These trips can be great for relaxation and fun, but consumers should take precautions to protect themselves from scams...

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Pot Luck: Spring’s arrival means time to add sunshine

Mar 26, 2015 3:05am

Spring has officially sprung and Easter’s on its way.

It’s time to add some sunshine to our meals.

Goodbye chowders and chili. Hello exciting seasonal berries and fresh produce.

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Walking tour of BHDC taking place Saturday

Mar 25, 2015 3:06am

The Booneville Human Development Center will host a walking-through-history tour through the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Saturday.

The 2015 tour, the fourth time the tour has been...

Consumer Alert: What does the FOIA mean for you?

Mar 25, 2015 3:06am

As taxpayers who support governmental entities, Arkansans have a right to review an array of records at every level of government – state and local – and to attend the meetings of policy makers...

Make the most of your tax refund

Mar 25, 2015 3:06am

So far this year, about 40 million tax refunds have been issued with an average refund amount of $3,120, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

You should carefully consider how your...

Master Gardener: What kind of foot print will you leave?

Mar 24, 2015 7:09am

I’m thinking what this article should be about as I dodge all the water puddles in the yard from the recent rains. Of course, let’s talk about water, or more specifically, the impact you...

House Calls: Clostridium Difficile (C. Difficile)

Mar 18, 2015 3:05am

Much publicity has been focused on Clostridium difficile as of recent. C. difficile is one of the most common hospital acquired infections and is leading to increased deaths in the elderly...

There is no risk of getting avian flu if chicken is properly cooked

Mar 18, 2015 3:05am

There is no danger of contracting the current strain of avian influenza from eating properly cooked chicken because heat destroys pathogens.

“This is not a food-borne disease – period,” said...

Park schedules activities for Spring Break

Mar 18, 2015 3:05am

Area school districts will be on Spring Break next week and Mount Magazine State Park, located 19 miles south of Paris on Highway 309, has scheduled a number of activities during the week.

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Master Gardener: You know you’re addicted to gardening if…

Mar 17, 2015 6:26am

…QVC garden promotions have become your television viewing of choice…. You’re counting the number of days left until it’s warm enough to move all those plants off the steps in your stairwell that...

House Calls: There are benefits to coffee

Mar 11, 2015 3:05am

I recently started drinking coffee. I didn’t realize I was doing something healthy until I did a little research.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that improve your health....

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