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Protect children from online predators, AG says

When reports of sexual abuse of a child or an individual viewing explicit images of children emerge, Arkansans often wonder how something like this could happen here. Many parents think it could never happen to their child, because they monitor their child’s phone and Internet use. Unfortunately, though, child predators are using advancements in technology and are finding new ways every day to prey on children and teens.

Farmers market slates celebration

The Saracen Landing’s Farmers Market will hold its opening celebration from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The farmers market is a part of the Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities by providing access to healthy foods, according to a press release.

Belair to honor students May 24

Belair Middle School, 1301 Commerce Road, will hold its end-of-the year awards assembly at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the school’s gymnasium. The speaker will be Ashleigh Tate, the 87th Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

WBC names honor students

Williams Baptist College at Walnut Ridge has named honor students for the 2016 spring semester. The President’s List includes full-time students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages and the Dean’s List includes those with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Washing cars at home may lead to water pollution

FAYETTEVILLE – Any water that enters into a storm drain inlet in Northwest Arkansas goes directly to a creek or stream without being treated. When cars are washed on streets and driveways, that dirty water eventually ends up in rivers, streams, creeks, and lakes. Outdoor car washing has the potential to result in high loads of nutrients, dirt, metals, and hydrocarbons entering the waterways. Commercial car washes are plumbed to a treatment plant which keeps these pollutants out of the water.