• Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit to open Thursday

    JONESBORO — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” will premiere Thursday at the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University. The exhibit will run through June 16. The exhibit examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration …

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  • Diverse landscape makes motorcycling in Arkansas stand out

    The terrain of Arkansas is as varied as the motorcycles that crisscross it. The state’s six geographic regions offer a diverse topography that is a lure for both locals and riders from across the nation. “It seems everywhere I go outside the state when I …

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  • Walmart CEO to speak

    SEARCY — The 2013 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will conclude with president and CEO of Walmart Bill Simon at Harding University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Benson Auditorium. The event is open to the public and no ticket is necessary. For more information …

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  • 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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