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NWA Democratic Black Caucus Announces Minority Educators Banquet

Posted by Jose Lopez |

The Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus’ 2015 Lifetime Achievement award recipients have been announced. Recipients will be honored at the third annual NWA Minority Educators Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May, 15 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House, 491 N. Razorback Road, in Fayetteville. Tickets, which must be reserved by email, are $35 per…

Think Meat, Water and Soil for Earth Day

Posted by Jose Lopez |

By Abel Tomlinson On Earth Day, observe our beautiful planet. It is difficult to fathom how anyone could have anything but gratitude, awe and admiration for all it gives. Earth provides us incredible natural beauty of mountains, oceans, forests, rivers, lakes and a dazzling array of life forms. Most importantly, Earth provides what we need…

Local Resident Answers Call To Service In FEMA Corps

Posted by Jose Lopez |

DENVER — Ariella Amerine, of Farmington, Ark., recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program. FEMA Corps provides a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people ages 18 to 24. Based out of the Southwest…

Nest Box Monitoring for Backyard Birds

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Photo by Amanda Bancroft

This nest box contained seven chickadee eggs when it was checked April 6.

By Amanda Bancroft Ready to go beyond the birdfeeder? Check out NestWatch (one word), a joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. According to the NestWatch website, the program “teaches people about bird breeding biology and engages them in collecting and submitting nest records. Such records include information…