Laurinda Joenks

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Ride 'Em, Cowboy!

Rodeo of the Ozarks spurs on competition

"It's a motorcycle comedy act, but I don't want to give it away," says Troy Lerwill, doing exactly that for readers planning to attend the 74th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks.

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Hunt Park abandoned as shelter site

New location proposed on Huntsville Avenue

City Council members now have another site on which to consider putting a new animal shelter. They also have abandoned the idea of building the shelter in J.B. Hunt Park.

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Springdale approves multi-family projects

The Planning Commission opened the doors Tuesday for about 300 new homes in Springdale.

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Springdale City Council discusses cost of animal shelter

The City Council heard Monday night that construction of a new animal shelter on Ford Avenue might cost as much as $550,000 more than if the shelter is built in J.B. Hunt Park.

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Cafeteria manager cleans plate after 58 years

She has hung up her spatula. After 58 years of feeding students in the Springdale School District, Delores Byers has retired as the food service manager at Springdale High School.

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Cities face challenges of multifamily housing

Eve Smith walks two blocks to and from work each day -- rain, snow, sleet or hail. She rides her bicycle two blocks in the other direction to access the Razorback Greenway. And the amenities of downtown Springdale such as restaurants and her art studio beckon just one block away.

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One of the family

Data Lee Spencer named pet of the year

"He's my best friend ... EVER!"

Springdale council oveturns rezoning denial

The City Council on Tuesday night overturned 6-2 a rezoning denial approved by the Planning Commission. The landowner, Billy R. Fields, requested the appeal, according to his attorney Jim Crouch.

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Job duties at center of fitness test for Springdale police

SPRINGDALE -- Police officers and recruits need a certain level of physical fitness to help them in the streets. But the way that fitness is measured is changing.

Springdale partners for road improvement

City Council members voted 7-0 Tuesday night to spend $76,000 to do street improvements along North Shiloh Street.

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