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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.

Fouke lands grant for community clinic

Published Jun. 19 2019

Fouke School receives $500,000 grant to start clinic

School adds drug dog to combat substance abuse

Published Jun. 19 2019

Fouke Public School District introduced its new canine officer, named Major, Tuesday morning at the school.

Girl Scouts moving to HandsOn center

Published Jun. 15 2019

The Girl Scouts-Diamonds Texarkana office is moving from its current location on Arkansas Boulevard to the HandsOn Texarkana volunteer center...

St. Michael awards $45K to area schools

Published Jun. 15 2019

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System awarded about $45,000 in grants to 22 area schools at a luncheon Friday at the...

MASH program is under way

Published Jun. 14 2019

Eighteen area students are participating in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences MASH program.

Wadley recognized for stroke care

Published Jun. 12 2019

The Arkansas Department of Health recently recognized Wadley Regional Medical Center with an award for stroke care.

New seating is slated for splash pad

Published Jun. 10 2019

The Spring Lake Park Splash Pad will soon have new seating.

Runnin' WJ Barrel Race runs through this Sunday

Published Jun. 8 2019

The 12th annual Runnin' WJ Barrel Race is under way at the Four States Fairgrounds arena and lasts through Sunday.

LifeShare no longer under emergency appeal, encourages continued blood donations

Published Jun. 7 2019

LifeShare Blood Center recently experienced a critical blood shortage and was rationing blood to the local hospitals it serves.. Center...

Collum & Carney Clinic CEO is retiring

Published Jun. 6 2019

After nearly 28 years as the president and CEO of Collom & Carney Clinic Tom Simmons is retiring. June 28...

Hospice hosts grief program for children

Published Jun. 5 2019

Hospice of Texarkana will have Good Grief Day, an event to help children deal with loss, from 10 a.m. to...

Stuff the Bus sets goal of giving 1,800 backpacks to children

Published Jun. 3 2019

Students are more successful when they come to class prepared, but for some needy children in this area, that wouldn't...

United Way undergoes $9K in upgrades

Published Jun. 2 2019

The United of Greater Texarkana office building is getting a little TLC.

Emergency appeal for blood donors continues

Published Jun. 1 2019

LifeShare Blood Center is urging all people eligible to donate blood do so. The blood collection agency issues and emergency...

Gotta have faith

Published Jun. 1 2019

Faith Love & Hope was always a labor of love for Rosie Warfield McGill who founded the youth organization in...

May is stroke awareness month

Published May. 30 2019

Stroke is a potential killer and in May, National Stroke Awareness Month, approximately 65,000 Americans will have a stroke, according...

Officials issue emergency appeal for blood donations

Published May. 29 2019

Blood donors are urgently needed at LifeShare Blood Center which issues an emergency appeal Tuesday.

Texarkana area healthcare providers receive Komen grants

Published May. 28 2019

Susan G. Komen Arkansas Southwest Region recently awarded grants from funds raised at Race for the Cure in 2018.

Soap shop makes a splash downtown

Published May. 27 2019

Opening a store front in Downtown Texarkana didn't seem possible for Desiree Soco several years ago when she was a...

Food bank hits milestone

Published May. 23 2019

Harvest Regional Food Bank has reached a milestone for hunger relief. Each county in the 10-county area served by Harvest...