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12 Arkansas properties listed on National Historic Register

12 Arkansas properties listed on National Historic Register

LITTLE ROCK—Twelve Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The newly listed properties are:

  • Hamburg Cemetery Historic Section at Hamburg in Ashley County, featuring burials dating to 1859. “The Hamburg Cemetery Historic Section reflects the outstanding examples of funerary art from the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Hamburg and Ashley County,” the National Register nomination says. “Many of the city’s leading citizens from its earliest era are buried here, making Hamburg Cemetery, Historic Section, historically significant to the community both for its leading citizens and also for the artistic expressions that they left even after death.”
  • Tower Building at Little Rock in Pulaski County, an International-style skyscraper built between 1958 and 1960.

Schools, Ark. Dept. of Health to give flu shots to students

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children (PDF) in grades K-12 beginning in mid October. School clinics will be going on for the next several months. 

Medical Monday: Flu shots no laughing matter

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Various strains of flu virus kill thousands of people each year across the nation, and cost the U.S. economy about $40 billion in medical care and lost work productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC recommends that nearly all adults and children older than 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine to stop its spread.

In today's Medical Monday segment, Geraldine Roberts, a nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital is putting a special emphasis on the importance of flu shots for children.

Getting a flu shot is essential for children. They are the most vulnerable population for not only getting the flu, but also for becoming critically ill and even dying from influenza.

Adult welding classes

Adult welding classes

Saturday October 15, 22, 29, 2011(must attend all three classes) 8am-12pm. This Class is Basic Arc Welding For The Beginner for 12 Students located at the HSU Community Education Center at 640 South 6th. Street, Suite A.  Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Telephone 870-230-5550.

Today's Box Office: 'Ides of March' doesn't quite deliver

In the days of the twenty-four hour news cycle and the Internet, it's really hard to keep a secret when it comes to politics. Everyone has skeletons in the closet but thankfully most of us are not politicians who have skeletons that can turn them from heroes to villians with only a few keystrokes. It's nothing new, we just hear about it quicker and it's repeated in the news cycle until we can't forget about it. 

Chamber Community Coffee Schedule

Chamber Community Coffee Schedule

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October 19- Henderson State University

The Coffees are scheduled for 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM at Town Hall unless otherwise noted. For more information or to schedule a Community Coffee please contact the Chamber at (870) 246-5542.

Monday forecast 10/3

High pressure still in control and we'll continue to see cool mornings and warm afternoons. 

Low humidity continues and a temperatures will gradually warm through the rest of the week.

No big changes in our forecast for the next 7-days.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  High 80.

Monday Night:  Cool and clear.  Low 48.

Tuesday:  More sunshine and dry.  High 82.