• Singing in the Ozarks is Saturday

    NORFORK — The Second Annual Hacketts & Friends Singing in the Ozarks will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Norfork Youth Center, located in the old Norfork High School gymnasium in Norfork. The Southern gospel event will feature The Hacketts, the Hawkins Family and Four …

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  • Dutch oven cook-off scheduled

    BULL SHOALS — Bull Shoals-White River State Park will have its 5th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off Saturday at the Day Use area of the park. Prizes will be awarded for each category: bread, main dish, dessert and showmanship. Cooking begins at 10 a.m. Judging will …

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  • Tot drowns in bucket

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say a 15-month-old girl is dead after drowning in a five-gallon bucket. Authorities got the call Tuesday night that Paolo Borroso died after tipping into the bucket, apparently to retrieve some toys. The child and her parents, …

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  • Recycling plant to employ up to 350

    ROGERS (AP) — A $10 million plastics recycling plant announced Wednesday in Rogers will bring up to 350 jobs as the plant converts post-consumer plastics into resin for new products, officials said. NextLife Asset Recovery Services said it will open a headquarters as well as …

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  • Area students net Prism awards

    JONESBORO — Students from Arkansas State University’s College of Communications recently swept major Prism awards at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) gala in Little Rock. The winners were announced in conjunction with the professional awards recognition at the Argenta Theatre. Representing ASU …

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  • S-side super speaks at ‘Nutrition Summit’

    JONESBORO — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich touted ways his district is combating student hunger and was one of several administrators who spoke today in Jonesboro about newly mandated nutrition standards for school lunches that are causing students to turn up their noses or …

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  • Ghost walks begin

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host ghost walks from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Century-old buildings, the Black River and old cemeteries play host to a number of Powhatan’s ghost stories, folk tales and legends. What makes the rattling in the jail? Who …

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  • Teenage spy who chose death over betrayal honored

    LITTLE ROCK — The story of David O. Dodd is relatively unknown outside of Arkansas, but the teenage spy who chose to hang rather than betray the Confederate cause is a folk hero to many in his home state. Street signs and an elementary school …

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  • Man chosen for ensemble

    SEARCY — Nathan Ellis of Ash Flat has been selected for the 2012-13 Harding University Wind Ensemble, according to a news release. The 55-member group offers band performance opportunities for advanced musicians and is open to musicians of all majors who successfully complete the required …

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  • Scholarships awarded

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 school year. Area students and their awards include: Calico Rock — Sarah Rodgers was awarded the Evelyn Hill Osborn Teacher Education Scholarship. Rodgers is a Norfork High School graduate and …

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  • Samantha Fulbright wins big

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners from this area have been announced in various Breeding Sheep Shows at the Arkansas State Fair, states a news release from the fair’s media center. Winners in the Open Division include: Dorper:  Arkansas Champion Ram, shown by Samantha Fulbright of Batesville. …

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  • Winners named in cattle shows

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners have been named in various cattle shows at the Arkansas State Fair, according to a news release from the fair’s media center. Winners from this area in the Open Division include: Open Beefmaster: Reserve Grand Champion Bull, shown by Hailey Langston …

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