• ASU to honor Ockert

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Alumni Association will present its Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2013 at Homecoming on Oct. 12. This year’s honorees are Darrel Cunningham of Fort Smith, Danny L. Ford of Rector and Roy Ockert Jr. of Jonesboro. All three are devoted …

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  • Missing carnival worker ID’d as Pocahontas body

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Police in Pocahontas say a body found in the city is that of a missing carnival worker. Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett said Thursday the body was identified as that of 26-year-old Mathew St. Amant of Church Point, La. The chief says …

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  • Cruisers for Cadence benefit set for Saturday

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Cruisers for Cadence McGuire Benefit has been set for Saturday at Holiday Inn at Blytheville. Activities will include a car show judged by Cadence McGuire, a concert held at the Bistro 1121 Club and a silent auction. The 10th Street Cruisers are …

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  • Teen dies in accidental shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a teenager has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting outside of a fast food restaurant. Sgt. Doug Formon says the shooting was reported Wednesday night at Chick-fil-A in Jonesboro. Formon said the shooting happened inside a …

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  • Body found in Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Authorities in Pocahontas say a body was found Wednesday near the Randolph County fairgrounds. Arkansas State Police is investigating. Neither a name nor gender of the dead person has been released. Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett said that three weeks ago his …

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  • Flippin mayor shoots out window at City Hall

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief’s office at City Hall. The rifle had been seized by Flippin police. In the report, Police Chief Dusty Smith says he was …

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  • Political Animals Club celebrates 30th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Political Animals Club was started as a “little group” where people could talk about politics and public service, the Arkansas club’s founder said Wednesday at its 30th anniversary event. Gov. Mike Beebe joined other elected officials and former Govs. Jim …

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  • ASU holds workshop on oral history research

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will host a workshop on documenting and presenting local history and culture at 8 a.m. Friday in the Mockingbird Room of the Carl R. Reng Student Union. Dr. Barbara Truesdell of Indiana University and Dr. Douglas Boyd of …

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  • AETN seeks recipes

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is currently accepting recipe submissions for possible publication in a new cookbook to accompany the network’s “Cooking on the Wild Side” series. Viewers are invited to submit their fish, venison, side dish, soup, chili or dessert recipes to …

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  • Aprons to be displayed in Cotter

    COTTER — Aprons will be a featured display in the Hill ’N Hollow Quilters’ booth at the Bridge Bash on Sept. 21 at Big Springs Park in Cotter. Guild members have made the aprons for donation to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to …

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  • Atty. General warns state against contest entry scams

    LITTLE ROCK — Those drawings for free gifts may actually come with a cost to Arkansas consumers who submit contest entries at fairs and festivals this fall, according to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office. Consumers should expect to exchange their personal information for chances at …

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  • Arkansas Frontier offers pumpkin, pizza patches this fall

    Numerous pumpkin patches open to the public in October, but check out the one at Arkansas Frontier for an option that is traditional with a twist. At this attraction in Quitman, experience time amongst the great orange gourds — along with an Enchanted Forest, a …

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