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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.

Flying high and saving lives: LifeNet Air marks 35th anniversary

Published Jun. 21 2018

Heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits of those who attended LifeNet Air's 35th anniversary celebration Wednesday evening at Northridge Country...

Donors needed for critically low local blood supply

Published Jun. 20 2018

LifeShare Blood Center is calling for donors because the local blood supply is critically low. Right now, there is only...

Program gives students a look at medical jobs

Published Jun. 18 2018

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences MASH program is under way. The two-week program, which ends Friday, introduces students to...

Food bank needs help picking corn

Published Jun. 18 2018

Harvest Regional Food Bank needs 50 to 100 volunteers thanks to a generous donation. From 8 a.m. to noon June 25...

Food bank asks for help to keep children fed

Published Jun. 17 2018

Harvest Regional Food Bank is partnering with a variety of programs to ensure children have food to eat this summer,...

Berry Good Fun

Published Jun. 12 2018

The Texarkana Blueberry Patch kicked off berry pickin' season Monday by opening its gates to the public. The farm, where people...

Free summer meals are available for area youngsters

Published Jun. 10 2018

The United Families of America Arkansas is providing free summer meals for children 18 and younger at various sites in...

Randy Sams' seeks community assistance

Published Jun. 9 2018

Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter is looking to the community to help solve a major problem. The shelter's van, used to...

Summer sun, something's begun

Published Jun. 4 2018

Mid-summer heat set in before spring was over this year, and the quick transition could cause issues for people who...

LifeNet honors local emergency personnel with barbecue lunch

Published May. 23 2018

LifeNet Inc. celebrated local first responders with a luncheon Tuesday at The Silvermoon on Broad in conjunction with National EMS...

Report: Survival rate of local sudden cardiac arrest patients higher than national average

Published May. 20 2018

LifeNet Inc. recently released its 2017 annual report on local survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of...

Wadley stroke treatment saves lives in Texarkana

Published May. 19 2018

Wadley Regional Medical Center provides a variety of life-saving, quality health care services to the people in this region.

Local Alzheimer's Alliance provides for patients and caregivers alike

Published May. 19 2018

The Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area Our Place Respite Center works to make life better for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.

Annual Heart Walk slated for Saturday

Published May. 17 2018

The American Heart Association Heart Walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spring Lake Park. Registration begins at...

Food drive nets more than 30,000 pounds

Published May. 15 2018

The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected more than 30,000 pounds of food. The drive,...

Food drive kicks off at local post office

Published May. 9 2018

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive kicked off Tuesday at the Oaklawn Post Office. Approximately 70,000 paper bags...

Arkansas governor's wife visits Texarkana

Published May. 8 2018

First lady of Arkansas Susan Hutchinson visited the Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center Monday afternoon. She toured the facility and spoke...

Alzheimer's Alliance wine fest will be today at Spring Lake

Published May. 5 2018

The Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area's fourth annual Un4gettable Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to...

Supplicants ask God to direct families, nation

Published May. 4 2018

Unity was the theme of the National Day of Prayer celebrated Thursday at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church and the...

Relay for Life takes place Saturday

Published Apr. 27 2018

The American Cancer Society's "We Can be Heroes" Relay takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the...