• Body of missing boater found

    CONWAY (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the body of a missing boater has been recovered in the Arkansas River. Officials say 43-year-old Mark Russell’s body was found Sunday afternoon and was identified by a family member. Russell had gone fishing on …

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  • Voters to consider tax extension

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Voters in Sebastian County will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to continue a 1-cent sales tax that’s been in place for 20 years. Last year, the tax brought in nearly $22 million. The tax is allocated to the …

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  • ‘Dinosaur Discoveries’ coming to ASU Museum

    JONESBORO — A new customized traveling exhibit titled “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” will be open at the Arkansas State University Museum from June to August. The massive exhibit, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and custom built by New York’s American Museum …

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  • State park announces heritage month activities

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host the program “Restoring Powhatan: Origins of a State Park” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday as well as May 18 and 25. The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’ Historic Structures.” …

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  • Woman drowns in Buffalo

    HARRISON (AP) — The National Park Service says a Vermont woman has drowned while kayaking on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. The park service said Wednesday that the 79-year-old woman’s kayak overturned around 2:30 p.m. Monday in Newton County, upstream from Ozark Campground, …

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  • Club News

    Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood’s Arkansas State Chapter’s 80th annual convention was held April 26 and 27 at Northeast Arkansas Community College in Blytheville. Attending were 224 members. The 2013-14 Arkansas State Chapter Executive Board was chosen at that time. PEO is …

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  • Century Farm deadline nears

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications until May 31 for the 2013 Arkansas Century Farm program, said Zachary Taylor, director of marketing. “The program recognizes Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for …

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  • Littletons win

    Bobby Littleton and Dalton Littleton teamed to win the White River Health System Employee/Contractor Bass Tournament held Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament organizer Steve Moody. The Littletons weighed a 12-pound, 8-ounce stringer. Moody and Fred Mullens came in second with 9 pounds, 14 …

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  • Vandals hit Boone Co. school

    OMAHA (AP) — Classes are back in session today at a north Arkansas school district after thieves broke into the school over the weekend, stole electronics and vandalized school buses and classrooms. Omaha School District Superintendent Jerry Parrett says the vandalism and theft happened Friday …

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  • Johnny Cash home to open in 2014

    DYESS (AP) — Organizers haven’t set a date yet but the restoration of the Johnny Cash home in Dyess is on track to open in 2014. The project by Arkansas State University also includes restoration of a nearby theater and the Dyess Colony administration building. …

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  • Woman killed in house fire

    CHESTER (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say a Crawford County woman was killed in a house fire this weekend. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said that 69-year-old Claudia Patterson was killed in the fire early Sunday morning in Chester. Brown says another woman at …

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  • Prosecutor: No new evidence

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas prosecutor says no credible new evidence has come up to point to a new suspect in the killings of three West Memphis Cub Scouts 20 years ago. Eight-year-olds Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers disappeared 20 years ago …

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