• Student writers wanted

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy is seeking submissions from high school students statewide to compete in its Future Pharmacists Essay Contest. Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and will compete for a $250 prize in …

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  • Hillcrest alum participates in research

    CONWAY — Desiree Shaw, a senior at the University of Central Arkansas and a 2008 graduate of Hillcrest High School, recently participated in a student research seminar hosted by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. Her presentation was …

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  • Atlas receives resurfacing bid on Highway 25

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Independence County. The purpose of this project is to resurface approximately seven miles of Highway 25, north of Dowdy. The work will extend from Highway 122 to the …

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  • Local student to perform

    BEEBE — The Singers and the Chamber Singers at Arkansas State University-Beebe will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus. Members of the choral groups include Michael Spinks of Batesville. Both groups are under the …

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  • Audubon Society meeting set

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Dutch-treat dinner at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Vickie McDonald, associate professor of ornithology at …

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  • Japanese American Internment Museum, exhibits dedicated at McGehee

    McGEHEE — Actor George Takei spoke quietly and thoughtfully as the Japanese American internment museum and the exhibit “Against Their Will: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas” were commemorated through two ceremonies in Desha County on Tuesday. The museum is located at …

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  • Hillcrest senior awarded

    PARAGOULD — Brandon Scott of Jesup been awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester at Black River Technical College at Paragould. The scholarship provides full tuition renewable up to four semesters provided the recipient successfully completes a minimum of 12 credit hours …

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  • PB man jailed for theft from graves

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Jefferson County authorities say a Pine Bluff man has been arrested for stealing metal plates from the grave markers of military veterans. Sheriff’s Maj. Lafayette Woods said that 44-year-old Harold Lawes was trying to sell the metal plates for scrap metal. …

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  • Birdhouse workshop offered

    JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will have a “gourdeous” birdhouse workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Gourds provide a natural, protective nesting site for birds and offer many hours of bird watching. All supplies are furnished. There is no …

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  • Fairview to host old-time revival

    VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will hold an old-time revival at 6 p.m. April 21 and at 7 p.m. April 22 through 24. Curt Howard will be the evangelist. For more information call Randy Bailey, pastor, at (870) 322-7316.

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  • Storms, heavy rain forecast for tonight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe storms are expected today throughout Arkansas as a storm system and cold front gradually make their way through the state. The National Weather Service says isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are possible ahead of and along the cold front. The …

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  • Call center opening for Izard storm damage victims

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state is opening a call center for residents in Van Buren, Izard and Lincoln counties who have damage to their homes as a result of the April 10 storms and tornadoes that struck Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management …

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