City recreation centers serve as cooling locations

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JONESBORO, Ark. – A heat wave across NEA could be a serious health hazard for those without access to a place to cool off but Jonesboro is looking to hit that problem head on.

Those needing ways to escape the heat wave that has engulfed Jonesboro this week can enjoy a free respite in the afternoons and evenings at any of the City of Jonesboro recreation centers.

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Allen Park Recreation Center (3609 Race St.), Earl Bell Center (1212 S. Church St.) and Parker Park Recreation Center (1506 N. Church St.) are open noon-9 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

City E-911 Director Jeff Presley reminds residents to check on neighbors, especially the elderly, to ensure their safety, and bring all pets inside during the day.

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