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July 3rd, 2014

Freya: Home needed for pharaoh hound

July 3, 2014

Freya, a 1-year-old pharaoh hound-mix, is the pet of the week for Bryant Animal Control and Adoption Center.

The female dog is reported to be sweet, docile and submissive. An animal control spokesperson said the dog "smiles and closes her eyes as soon as you pet her."

Freya has been housed in a setting with other dogs her size and reportedly gets along well with them.

She may be seen at the animal control center Monday-Saturday, between the hours of noon and 4:30 p.m.

The facility is located at 25700 Interstate 30 North (near exit 126). The telephone number is 501-653-0765.

Ark. ends fiscal year with $78.7M surplus

July 3, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a nearly $79 million budget surplus and has more than $174 million in one-time money available for various projects when the Legislature convenes next year, state finance officials announce Wednesday.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced that net available revenue for the fiscal year that ended Monday totaled $5.02 billion, which was $4.5 million below the previous fiscal year but $78.7 million higher than originally projected.

'Que'n in the Park' set for July 4-5

July 3, 2014

Anyone looking for barbecue in the upcoming Fourth of July weekend should be mindful that the Que'n in the Park State BBQ Championships will be held July 4 and 5 in Benton.

The winner will receive an American Royal Qualifier and a Jack Daniels Invitational Qualifier place.

The event will take place at the Saline County Fairgrounds. It is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, which is the largest sanctioning body in the world.

Organizers of the event say, "You'll have some of the best pros in one spot this weekend."

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