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Ashley Gardner (Reporter)

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Ashley Gardner covers health and civic organizations for the Texarkana Gazette, where she's worked since 2002.

Serving Up Savory Soups

Published Apr. 18 2019

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary's 39th annual Stone Soup Luncheon takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at...

Measles growing problem across U.S.

Published Apr. 15 2019

Cases of the measles continue to be an ongoing problem throughout the country even though there is a vaccine available...

CHRISTUS, Wadley team up with Southwest Transplant Alliance for National Donate Life Month

Published Apr. 14 2019

April is National Donate Life Month and both CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System and Wadley Regional Medical Center are teaming...

Fishing Tournament slated for April 27

Published Apr. 13 2019

Cooper Tire's fifth annual Big Bass Fishing Tournament takes place April 27 at Millwood Lake near Ashdown, Ark. The tournament...

New clinic opening on Ninth Street

Published Apr. 11 2019

People in Texarkana and the surrounding areas will soon have a new option for health care. Lansdell Family Clinic opens...

Annual triathlon returns April 28 at Bringle Lake

Published Apr. 8 2019

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System will host the Four States Triathlon at 8 a.m. April 28 at Bringle Lake, 7602...

Autism Awareness Rally and Walk slated Saturday at local stadium

Published Apr. 7 2019

The Autism Awareness Rally and Walk takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Liberty-Eylau Harris Field Stadium. The...

CASA recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Published Apr. 5 2019

CASA for Children is calling attention to the issue of child abuse this April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

DVP shelter needs donations

Published Apr. 4 2019

Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. is in critical need of donations for residents of its shelter.

Despite serious diagnosis, area athlete continues to win on and off the court

Published Mar. 30 2019

Taylor Hardin had big plans for her junior year of high school.

Middle school students show math, science skills at festival

Published Mar. 30 2019

St. James Middle School had a Science and Engineering Festival on Friday. Instead of the traditional science fair projects, students...

A Labor of Love

Published Mar. 28 2019

A group of Ashdown, Ark., high school students put hundreds of hours of work into helping the less fortunate by...

Local food bank holding benefit fundraiser April 12

Published Mar. 24 2019

Harvest Regional Food Bank's Wine & Jazz fundraiser is slated to take place at 7 p.m. April 12 at the...

United Way campaign reaches a six-year high for fundraising

Published Mar. 23 2019

The United Way of Greater Texarkana announced the results of its 2018/2019 fundraising campaign Friday, which was up significantly from...

Manna Kitchen in New Boston to end Friday

Published Mar. 21 2019

Manna Kitchen in New Boston, Texas, will cease operations on Friday. The nonprofit organization, operated by Chapel of Light Church,...

Redwater Elementary evacuates after bomb threat

Published Mar. 20 2019

A bomb threat called in to Redwater Elementary School on Tuesday morning resulted in school administration evacuating children and staff...

Race will help bring clean water to world's needy

Published Mar. 17 2019

Fellowship Bible Church is having a 6K race to raise money for WaterMission.org, an organization that provides clean water to...

Shelter fundraiser slated for April 11

Published Mar. 14 2019

The Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter's fundraiser Cigars 'Tinis & Tunes takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 11...

Scout-o-Rama 'taking over' Spring Lake Park in April

Published Mar. 12 2019

Scout-o-Rama will take place April 26-28 at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana, Texas.

Opioid-focused event will bring together professionals and the public

Published Mar. 10 2019

There will be an Opioid Crisis: Awareness to Action event from 6 to 8 p.m. March 18 at First Baptist...