The warning siren that sounds around noon each Wednesday in Clinton has been silenced as the system undergoes an upgrade, according to Clinton Zoning official Dwight Wilson. He said the update should be completed in a few weeks and the siren will sound again.
Two Bibles associated with George Washington will be on display in downtown Little Rock this month. Washington’s inaugural Bible from 1789 is on loan from St. John’s Lodge No. 1 at the Historic Arkansas Museum from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The Bible is part of the exhibit of the museum’s upcoming exhibit, Treasures of Arkansas Freemasons, 1838-2013, which runs from Feb. 8 through July 12, 2013. Also featured at the exhibit will be Washington’s family Bible. Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information visit www.HistoricArkanas.org.
Flu season continues to cause widespread illness and has accounted for 22 deaths so far in Arkansas. People 65 and older are at a high risk of serious flu-related complications and should seek medical treatment as soon as possible if flu-like symptoms develop, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. The flu can be treated with antiviral drugs that work best when started as soon as possible after symptoms develop. The agency says it is still not too late to get a flu vaccine.
Time is running out to send us your story of how you met your significant other or share a funny or heartwarming memory. Entries must be received by close of business Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The winning entry will receive a night at the Best Western Hillside and a gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to P.O. Box 119, Clinton AR 72031, or bring your story to our downtown Clinton office.