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Puzzling Adventures is a cross between a scavenger hunt, a self-guided tour and the "Amazing Race". [Read More]
Mercy Fort Smith has joined 19 other hospitals in the Arkansas Sepsis Collaborative, a yearlong effort led by the Arkansas Hospital Association to update sepsis protocols and train medical professionals in the hospital setting with the purpose of reducing infection and saving lives.Although Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith is not a part of this Arkansas collaborative, it does take part in a sepsis collaborative basd on the guidelines set by the Society of Critical Care Medicine that... [Read More]
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The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Healthcare Reception on Thursday at the Blue Lion in downtown Fort Smith.The event allows Fort Smith Chamber members and its community partners to highlight the significance of the area's health-care systems, current physicians and new practitioners, the chamber says in a news release. Much of the evening shined a spotlight on new physicians and the substantial value they bring to the Fort Smith area.Rodney Shepard, president of... [Read More]
Fort Smith School District's board plans to meet for a regular session next week and will consider adopting a corrected legal description of district boundaries and approving the receipt of the 2018-19 child and adult food care program.The child and adult food care program is a national initiative that provides financial aid to institutions dedicated to providing nutritious meals for children and provide services dedicated to the health and wellness of adults and people with... [Read More]
Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners voted to amend nonresident waterfowl permits to be valid only during certain portions of the duck season during Thursday's meeting at the Temple Live Event Center in Fort Smith. The change will not go into effect until the 2019-20 waterfowl season, according to a news release.According to the new regulation, nonresidents will be able to hunt waterfowl on certain Arkansas WMAs only during the first nine days of the first segment of waterfowl season, the first... [Read More]
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Despite Friday's rainy weather, excitement was high as the Community School of the Arts hosted Arkansas first lady Susan Hutchinson to discuss her passion for the arts and announce plans for its new riverfront building.Hutchinson spent time with roughly three dozen Fort Smith women, including former teachers, businesswomen and chamber of commerce members, talking about the impact music, art and theater had on her own life and in the lives of those around her.She spoke about how music... [Read More]
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Tennis legend Andre Agassi nearly came to Fort Smith last year to take part in the Play for Luke Hope for Minds charity event.A scheduling conflict forced him to miss, but this year, Agassi was more than determined to be there.Agassi, one of the top men's players over the last quarter-century, was the headliner at this weekend's third annual Play for Luke Hope for Minds event, which was moved indoors to the Fort Smith Athletic Club due to rain. The event included clinics put together by Agassi,... [Read More]
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Whether they're in the Fort Smith region or not, the business leaders who spoke in a leadership panel Friday want their pursuits to be outward-focused.Four business leaders — two from Fort Smith, one from Fayetteville and one from Cincinnati — spoke Friday in a panel at Prime: River Valley Professional Summit about business leadership and what it looks like for them personally and in their lines of work. Each one stressed the importance of placing the focus of their leadership on... [Read More]
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For Michelle Moore, the Family Self Sufficiency program offered through the Fort Smith Housing Authority provided her with the necessary tools to achieve a variety of goals.A former tenant of the Fort Smith Housing Authority, Moore became a participant in the FSS program in September 2012, Scott Hudman, regional public affairs specialist with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, wrote in an email."A new graduate of cosmetology at the time, she desired to build up her... [Read More]
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City directors expressed mixed opinions last week about whether the city should continue to develop land at Chaffee Crossing where a sports complex was once planned. [Read More]
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Angela VanZandt got the idea to write her first movie script at a Budgetel Inn in Fort Smith, while on a business trip. [Read More]
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We all at least picked up a little rain the past few days, but the big winners were in the western River Valley. The heaviest rain fell from Fort Smith to Talihina. Here are some of the official rainfall totals from Friday through Saturday. [Read More]
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The St. Boniface 131st Anual Lawn Social will be on October 5th and 6th at Hilary Field. The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m. and is free to enter. 5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb sits down with Rebecca Kaelin and Debbie Bently to discuss the event. [Read More]
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Fort Smith is close to rapid economic development, one innovator says, and just needs people with a vision and a plan.Josh Heuser, founder of marketing agency and experience creation group AGAR, spoke Friday at the Prime: River Valley Professional Summit about experiences and development projects he's done and how people can implement similar things in Fort Smith. He said these kinds of projects involve risk and innovation but can benefit an entire city if executed well."It's a... [Read More]
The Fort Smith region and the rest of Arkansas now have fewer drugs and drug dealers on their streets.Authorities with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and personnel have concluded Operation Task Force Arkansas, which targeted violent drug traffickers throughout the state. The operation, which was executed over the course of several days, resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of over 1,000 pounds of drugs throughout the state, according to a Drug Enforcement Agency... [Read More]
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The western wear store chain operates four stores in Arkansas. They are located in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Rogers and Texarkana. [Read More]
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