Active cases continue upward tick

Active cases of COVID-19 in Carroll County rose slightly over the past week, with 19 cases reported Monday by the Arkansas Department of Health. Statewide, the active case total showed a more than 25 percent increase for the second consecutive week, rising to 2,581 — the fourth consecutive week of rising numbers.
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Stress can lead to weight gain

Cortisol and DHEA are two hormones closely associated with health, sickness and weight gain. Whether eating to fill an emotional need or grabbing fast food simply because there’s no time to prepare something healthy, a stressed-out lifestyle is rarely a healthy one. But weight gain when under stress may also be at least partly because of the body’s system of hormonal checks and balances, which can actually promote weight gain when you’re stressed out, according to some researchers. Being sure your thyroid is working right is crucial for weight loss and blood labs such as TSH, T3 and T4 are good to do.
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Williams honored by DAR chapter

Suzanne Williams, historic preservation chair for Abendschone Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, received an award for 30-plus years of volunteer work in historic preservation. Williams researched and published her book Nebraska and the CCC: Young Men at Their Best, preserving the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Nebraska. Other volunteer work in Eureka Springs include her research for the Eureka Springs Cemetery, her work at the Eureka Springs Historic Museum and her research for the annual historic calendars published by a local bank. Pictured from left to right are acting regent Terri Herman, Williams and recording secretary Margaret Scobee. Submitted photo
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City Council authorizes mayor to amend solid-waste contract

Carroll County Solid Waste customers in Eureka Springs will likely soon see an increase on their bills. The Eureka Springs City Council voted to give Mayor Butch Berry the authority to amend the current contract with Carroll County Solid Waste to include a fuel surcharge that will go in affect when diesel prices increase enough to greatly surpass the budgeted cost.
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Interact Club presents checks

The Eureka Springs High School Interact club presented two checks on Monday, May 2. The first was a $2,000 check to Samaritan’s Feet. Cathy Handley from the Eureka Springs Rotary Club noted that before school starts in August there will be a shoe giveaway to students in need of a new pair of shoes. In addition, with the help of other donors, a Samaritan’s Locker will be established for students who may need new shoes anytime during the school year.
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