• NEARA to recognize papers

    POWHATAN — The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, has announced the creation of the NEARA Award to recognize the best original unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, particularly …

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  • GOP, Dems headed to runoff for Ark. Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — A retired telephone company manager and a school district superintendent were the top vote-getters in a special election for an Arkansas Senate seat Tuesday, but neither candidate was able to exceed 50 percent of the total votes cast and will enter a …

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  • Insurance sign-up to end Nov. 20 for Ark. teachers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The enrollment period for Arkansas teachers to sign up for health insurance will end Nov. 20 — not Nov. 30, as was previously announced. The director of Arkansas Employee Benefits Division says the Nov. 20 cutoff is needed so identification cards …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Girl sickened by amoeba returns to park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 12-year-old girl who contracted a rare brain infection at a water park in Arkansas returned to the site on Monday — her first time back since her illness — to help owners announce a benefit fishing tournament for her later …

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  • 1 killed, 4 injured in White County car wreck

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man has died and four others have been injured in a one-vehicle crash in White County. The accident occurred at about 4:08 a.m. Sunday. Arkansas State Police report that 26-year-old Misael Castaneda of Kensett was traveling north on Arkansas 67 …

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  • Man accused of embezzlement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former bookkeeper for the Arkansas Foodbank faces a federal embezzlement indictment that accuses him of stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders said insurance will cover the loss and that people won’t go hungry because …

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  • Art league seeking vendors for Quilt and Artisan Bazaar

    YELLVILLE — The Pallette Art League is looking for artists and artisans to become a part of the Quilt and Artisan Bazaar, to be held Nov. 4 through 30. Wanted are quilters, jewelry makers, potters, wood workers, carvers and artists from the Ozark Mountains and …

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  • Beekeeping for beginners course offered

    LITTLE ROCK — A beekeeping for beginners course will be provided at no cost from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday as well Oct. 15 and 22 at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, located at 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock. The course …

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  • Jonesboro class learns about budgeting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Paychecks quickly dwindle when paying bills, which surprises students as they learn how to properly budget their money in Rhonda Mashburn’s classroom at Jonesboro High School. “A thousand dollars may sound like a lot of money to students, but it doesn’t leave …

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  • ‘Stuart Little’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Dallas Children’s Theater will present E.B. White’s classic story, “Stuart Little,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Meet the Littles. They’re a typical American family living in New York City. Their eldest son, George, …

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  • Court dates rescheduled in cyclist crash case

    AUGUSTA (AP) — Court dates have been rescheduled for a 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip. Prosecutor John Bell said Tuesday that Teagan Ross Martin’s case has been reset for Jan. 7, …

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