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Several toddlers huddle under an oak tree on the Harrison town square pretending to burn something.

"P-wish," a little boy says.  "I’m going to light the fire up!”

Their parents stand a few feet away, with roughly 60 other Ku Klux Klan members holding placards as a gay pride parade goes by. The air vibrates with chants and counter-chants, some of the anti-LGBTQ shouts vulgar. The Klan protestors follow the pride procession for several blocks, converging on a local park where parade members are staging a small festival. Protestors are barred from the gated event so take up positions around the perimeter. Many are mothers pushing infants in strollers, children and teenagers, as well as single women, all members of the Christian Revival Center, operated by Pastor and Ku Klux Klan leader, Thomas Robb. 

courtesy / Little Free Pantry

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.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

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

SWEPCO Wind Farm

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A Thursday roundup: SWEPCO will ask for approval for an Oklahoma wind farm, Arkansas' senators want US poultry sold in China and a federal disaster declaration for Oklahoma.

Aisle 24 at Last Saturday

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courtesy / Aisle 24

The band Aisle 24 will perform at Last Saturday this weekend at the American Legion Hall in Fayetteville.