Samaritan Center in Rogers temporarily closed
ROGERS — Samaritan Community Center at 1211 W. Hudson Road is closed through Friday.
A truck accident over the weekend cut the electrical and phone lines to the building, center officials announced Monday.
The center offers services including a food pantry and hot meals, resale stores, medical services and social workers.
The Samaritan Cafe in Rogers will open Saturday for lunch.
An email from the center thanked Hugg & Hall, an equipment rental business in Springdale, for providing generators Saturday night, which allowed the center to save thousands of dollars worth of food.
The Springdale Samaritan Shop, 2300 W. Sunset Ave., and Samaritan Community Center, 1300 N. Thompson Ave., are open.
Rogers lifts boil order
ROGERS — The city’s water utility has lifted a boil order issued Friday for customers in the Prairie Creek area, east of the Arkansas 12 bridge over Beaver Lake.
Areas along Arkansas 12 east of Dream Valley Road, including Beaver Shores, were also affected.
The boil order was issued because of a loss of pressure resulting from repairing a broken main Friday morning, according to a press release from the utility.
Testing showed the water was safe to drink, the utility said Monday.
Street to close this week
BENTONVILLE — Southwest Second Street from South Walton Boulevard and Southwest F Street will be closed for street surface repairs from Tuesday through Friday.
The closing will be between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
Detour signs will be in place. Weather or other unforeseen circumstances could extend this closing.
Contact Tony Davis, street manager, at (479) 271-3130 with any questions about this closing.
Schools achieve new status
Nine Arkansas school districts have achieved “Five to Thrive” status as part of a statewide campaign to encourage districts to offer students a variety of nutrition and physical activity programs to improve their health and academic achievement.
The districts are Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Russellville, Cotter, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Drew Central, and Fort Smith.
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign are sponsors of the campaign that is funded by Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Natural Wonders Innovation Fund.
Districts received funding and assistance to put into place by August the five required elements of the campaign.
Adopting Breakfast After the Bell and a universal school breakfast program.
Serving or supporting USDA summer and after-school meal programs.
Hosting nutrition education programs.
Maintaining or starting school-based pantries or providing students with backpacks of food for the weekends.
Instituting an evidence-based physical activity program.
NW News on 09/11/2018