Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large
courtesy Kristal Carlson

When she was just shy of two years old, Eden Carlson fell into the family pool. She was submerged for anywhere from five to 15 minutes, and it took paramedics an hour and forty minutes to get her heart beating again. Her mom, Kristal Carlson, says doctors told her Eden would never talk, laugh or walk again, but then the Carlsons found Dr. Paul Harch's hyperbaric oxygen therapy practice, and after several months of oxygen and pressure treatments, Eden is doing all the things doctors said she would never do again.

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Recently, Tyson Foods, Inc. recognized Jessica McClard, founder of the nonprofit organization Little Free Pantry, with the Tyson Foods Meals that Matter Hero award and $50,000 to expand the initiative.

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On National Hammock Day this past Saturday, the city of Rogers unveiled a hammock rest stop called the Sling Station along the Razorback Greenway. It is located at the Mercy Hospital trailhead.

On today’s show, a call for a new jail in Franklin County. Plus, Johnson County looks to the sun for a new energy project. And we learn about an event next week designed to encourage people to run for office.

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office offered tours of its existing jail facility, which was built in 1974, to make its case for a new facility, which requires approval from voters in a special election Aug. 8. The proposed half-cent sales tax increase would cover the costs of building a new jail and the operations and maintenance that would follow. The current jail has enough room for 36 beds, but regularly houses an average of 50 inmates a day.