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Community Creates Bridge for Migrants

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The multicultural crowd listen intently to ideas on how to help immigrants transition into living in Northwest Arkansas.

By María Teresa Molano SPRINGDALE — The Cisneros Center for New Americans and the organization Welcome America conducted an event focused on the importance of creating a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in Northwest Arkansas. In the facilities of The Workers’ Justice Center on Thursday, April 16, participants of the meeting discussed different…

SPECIAL EVENTS JAZZ ON THE HILL — 6:30 p.m. today at the Christian Life Cathedral Student Center, 1285 Millsap Road in Fayetteville. With Anthony Ball Jazz Group. Benefit’s the Barbara Mashburn Scholarship Foundation. Donations accepted. Doors open at 6 p.m. MashburnFoundation.org. THRIFT SALE — noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday…

Think Meat, Water and Soil for Earth Day

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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

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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…