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Red Devils featured in 25th Hooten’s Football

The Atkins Red Devils are picked third in 4-4A , as voted on by conference coaches in the 25th annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine. The book retails for $16.99 and is on sale now at Atkins Shell. The 432-page book, which takes more than five months to compile, offers the most comprehensive preseason football coverage in Arkansas. Arkansas Razorback quarterback Austin Allen graces the cover. Hooten’s Arkansas Football takes a look back at the past 25 years since Arkansas joined the SEC, and offers a “what if” scenario with the Hogs staying in the Southwest Conference. In addition to providing extensive coverage of every high school team in the state, the book offers an in-depth preview on the Razorbacks and coverage on each Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas State and every state college are previewed as well as all 130 Division I college teams in America. The national award-winning book features coaches’ polls for each high school conference, statewide rankings for every team, super teams for each classification, a national college poll and complete college and high school schedules. Alabama is tabbed to win the SEC West, followed by LSU, Auburn, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Georgia is picked to win the SEC Eastern Division, followed by Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Missouri. Arkansas State is ranked second in the Sun Belt and 63rd nationally....

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Atkins Softball team win USFA State Championships

Arkansas Outlaws ’06, a competitive youth softball organization based out of Atkins, won the USFA Arkansas State Championships 10 and Under Open Division held June 23-25 at Riverside Park in Benton. They are also the Fall USSSA Arkansas State Champions. The team will travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama, July 17-22 for the USSSA Open Class National Championships....

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Atkins First Baptist Vacation Bible School Dates

Atkins First Baptist Church, 201 N. Church Street, will have Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 8, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. All children completing K5 through 6th grade are invited (no 3 & 4 year old class this year). To pre-register please call the church office at 479-641-2693 or complete the registration form on the church’s website at: www.atkinsfbc.com (Go to the events tab and select VBS from the drop down menu). Registration will also be held on the day of VBS at 8:30 am. Transportation will be provided. On Sunday, July 9, at 5:00 pm, the children will participate in the closing program for their...

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Medical marijuana patient card applications available

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will start accepting applications for medical marijuana registry identification cards on June 30. These cards will allow patients or caregivers to purchase medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary. Currently, there are no licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas. Cards will be issued to qualifying patients and caregivers approximately 30 days before medical marijuana is available for legal purchase in the state, which is likely to be early next year. A link to the online application system will be available on ADH’s website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov. Patients are strongly encouraged to use the online system, but paper forms can be requested by contacting the ADH’s medical marijuana program. The application process will include a written certification from a doctor that the patient has a qualifying condition on an official ADH form. Letters from doctors will not be accepted; only a written certification on the ADH forms can be submitted for consideration. The Physician Certification Forms will be available beginning June 23. The application process also includes a $50 fee, a copy of a valid Arkansas driver’s license or other official Arkansas state-issued identification, and an application form. The $50 fee is non-refundable. The medical marijuana card will include the photo of the qualifying patient or caregiver. The application must be submitted directly to ADH by the patient or caregiver; applications through a third party are...

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