Thursday, September 18, 2014

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School to seek new construction manager for fourth phase of improvements

The move came on the recommendation of Superintendent Doug Graham, who said school officials are planning to revisit the roughly 10 companies who initially bid on the project and attempt to make the upgrades for less than $2.8 million. At a workshop meeting earlier this month, Graham told board members bids for the project from Crawford had come in between $3.8 and $4.2 million, necessitating the change.

Traditionally Democratic Pike, Howard Counties looking to start county level Republican committees

At an informational meeting held at the Glenwood Country Club for residents of both counties, Ken Bragg (Dist. 15), AR House Majority Leader, was on hand to lead the meeting that featured residents of both counties.
“I suspect that we’ll find in Pike and Howard County a lot of people that are conservative that are Democrats that just don’t know they are Republicans,” said Bragg. “We have a message that resonates with people … we just need to get boots on the ground to spread that message and I’m convinced it all starts at the county level.”

Two assisted living facilities to be built here

The Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency recently approved an application to construct a $3.2 million facility in the city, and a second application will be reviewed by the group today.
According to a finding of fact affidavit dated July of this year, the first is being proposed by Dallas-based company Pacrim US LLC, doing business as CP Homes. The company is seeking to construct a 30-bed facility at the intersection of Highway 371 West and Honeycutt Road called Country Place Senior Living of Nashville, according to the document.

Eleanor Coleman, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 18, 2014 - 8:53am -- dsharwell

Eleanor Coleman, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 in a Houston, Texas rehab             hospital.

Mrs. Coleman was born June 14, 1925 in Nashville, Arkansas.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Texarkana Music Club and member of First Baptist Church of Texarkana. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil F. Coleman, Sr. on February 18, 2013.

UPDATE: Two assisted living facilities in the works for Nashville

The Arkansas Health Services Permit Agency recently approved an application to construct a $3.2 million facility in the city, and a second application will be reviewed by the group tomorrow.
According to a finding of fact affidavit dated July of this year, the Dallas-based company Pacrim US LLC, doing business as CP Homes, is seeking to construct a 30-bed facility at the intersection of Highway 371 West and Honeycutt Road. The business will be called Country Place Senior Living of Nashville, according to the document.

Harvest Texarkana seeking assistance with Walmart grant

The public will decide which organizations will receive the grant through a voting campaign at walmart.com/fighthunger that includes more than 200 different hunger relief organizations from across the country. The more votes a Feeding America food  bank gets, the better chances they have of winning the money. The funds won will then be used to support local hunger relief programs. 

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