Doctor recommends ID tags on helmets

January 4, 2001 HOUSTON - The benefits of wearing the helmet are well-documented for a variety of activities, such as bike and scooter riding, inline skating and skate boarding, according to a news release.

Dietician to speak to cancer group

January 4, 2001 Registered dietician Sherry Hale will speak at the next meeting of the Cancer Support Group on Monday, said Mariesa Bollin, a registered nurse and facilitator for the group.

Energy assistance available

January 4, 2001 Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations for local administration of the 2001 Winter Home Energy Assistance Program.

Parties almost even in new Congress

January 3, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - The 107th Congress, more evenly divided between the two parties than it has been in decades, promises to make history on its very first day.

ASU-Newport to offer classes

January 3, 2001 NEWPORT - Arkansas State University-Newport is offering several new classes for the spring 2001 semester, according to a news release.

Account set up for area family

January 3, 2001 An account has been set up at First Community Bank for Don and Velma Smith. The Smiths lost their home and belongings in a fire two days before Christmas.