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Former Arvest exec pleads guilty to bank fraud

Former Arvest exec admits to living above his means, forging dad’s signature

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- H. Dennis Smiley Jr. admitted to federal investigators he had been living beyond his means for at least the past decade, leading him to borrow more than $4 million from 20 banks. Continue reading...

Former Benton County Arvest banker pleads guilty to bank fraud

Subscriber onlyH. Dennis Smiley Jr., former head of Arvest Bank of Benton County, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud Tuesday in federal court. Sentencing will be at a later date. Continue reading...

Group fighting Marshallese cancer travels to Arkansas

Islanders travel to Arkansas to develop survivorship plan

Subscriber only The numbers are high for an island nation with a population of about 55,000. Continue reading...

5 state hubs to give leg up to foreigners

Aim is educating them on options

Subscriber onlyTwo nonprofit groups plan to open five resource centers in the state in the coming months to provide legal services, leadership development opportunities and civic integration support to the more than 138,000 foreigners in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Springdale immigration services center first of five to open in state

Site is one of five planned statewide

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Two nonprofit groups plan to open five immigrant resource centers statewide within the next month to provide legal services, leadership development opportunities and civic integration support to the more than 138,000 immigrants in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Springdale Immigrant Resource Center celebration set for Tuesday

Community members are invited to a block party tonight to celebrate the opening of an Immigrant Resource Center at 1301 E. Robinson Ave., Suite B6 in Springdale. Continue reading...

Goodwill helps train, place area workers

Goodwill does even moregood in NWA communities

Subscriber onlyGoodwill Industries of Arkansas helped more than 2,200 people in Northwest Arkansas find jobs in its last fiscal year, the group's leader said recently. Continue reading...

Center focused on Marshallese health

NW Arkansas home to growing enclave of people from Pacific island nation

Subscriber onlyA newly opened center hopes to improve the health of the local Marshallese community, keep the changes going for generations with education and outreach, and share what it learns to help Pacific Islanders everywhere. Continue reading...

NWACC moving culinary school to Bentonville's former Tyson factory

Walton Family Foundation donates more than $15 million for project

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Grants totaling more than $15 million are reshaping Northwest Arkansas Community College's culinary program and fueling Bentonville's growing foodie culture. Continue reading...

After 25 years, disabled still working for access

Subscriber onlyPaula Boyle remembers growing up with an uncle who had Down syndrome and rarely left the house. She was determined her son would have a better life after he was born with the same disability 44 years ago. Continue reading...

Pacific Islander health center focusing on research, training

Subscriber onlyA newly opened center hopes to improve the health of the local Marshallese community, keep the changes going for generations with education and outreach, and share what it learns to help Pacific Islanders everywhere. Continue reading...

Planned Springdale Children's Hospital to open 2018 near Arvest Ballpark

George family donates 37 acres for 22-bed hospital

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Thousands of Northwest Arkansas families could avoid the trip to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock if the hospital can raise $70 million to build a 24-bed facility in Springdale. Continue reading...

Children's given site for NW hospital

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital plans to build a hospital in Springdale on land donated by Gary and Robin George, a hospital spokesman said recently. Continue reading...

Children's Hospital plans Springdale site

George family to donate land

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Arkansas Children's Hospital plans to build a hospital in Springdale on land donated by Gary and Robin George, a hospital spokesman said during a recent interview. Continue reading...

Mobile veterinary clinic off, running

Subscriber onlyRobb Jones recently started Jones Mobile Veterinary Service. The mobile clinic serves animals in Benton and Washington counties, and it takes appointments from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

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