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from neighboring departments including three from Vandervoort, four from Wicke s, and one at eld unit responded. Polk County Emergency M anagement also responded and said ve bystanders assisted in trying desperately to quench the large flames. “People were just pulling over wanting to help,” said yle Rowland, Deputy Emergency M anagement Coordinator for Polk County. Arkansas State Police and Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to provide traf c control as the home sits right on the highway near “Midway,” a dangerous intersection known for having “tons of wrecks,” according to Rowland. The home also sits atop a hill in a series of small rolling hills, making it dif cult for travelers to realize there was an emergency ahead. The re was under control in approximately minutes, however, the home was a complete loss. A pick up truck sitting near the home at the time of the re also received heavy damage. Branson and ylie Provence were stated to be residents of the home. Two persons were in the home at the time the re was reported. One person was injured in the incident with non life threatening injuries. o other details are known at this time.

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unduplicated headcount of 9 3 8 students, a 7% increase over the fall 2016 headcount. Chancellor Phillip Wilson stated, “This increase in enrollment is due to the great job done by our faculty and staff to retain more students and through a series of targeted recruitment strategies implemented by our Admissions Department.” In addition to the College’s overall growth in enrollment, the UA Rich Mountain Waldron campus experienced a increase in students for the fall 1 semester. Areas of growth included rst time freshmen, sophomores, and high school concurrent and Career Center programs. Wendy McDaniel, Director of Admissions stated, “UA Rich Mountain offers individuals who want to obtain a degree in higher education or workforce education, a place close to home with uality instruction at one of the lowest rates in Arkansas. This institution is a fantastic resource for our area and I am excited to see so many students taking advantage of the uality education UA Rich Mountain has to offer.” UA Rich Mountain is currently exploring the addition of a new technical degree and certi cate offerings such as massage therapy and skin conditioning within the School of Cosmetology. ousing, athletic programs, and new student organizations are also in the research phase as list of options to enhance the college experience for students. Chad Fielding, ice Chancellor for Student Affairs reiterated, “This is an exciting time to be at UA Rich Mountain. I think plans over the next two years will bring even more opportunities for student and greater sense of pride for our communities. While we are happy that more students are choosing to attend UA Rich Mountain, we look forward to watching even more students walk across that stage and graduating in the years to come”.

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