• Newburg springs to be saved

    NEWBURG — When one thinks of healing and medical springs, it’s usually Hot Springs or Eureka Springs that come to mind. “Very few people of today have heard about the medical springs in Newburg,” said Dot Sanders, but “This is a place that needs to …

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  • AHEC gets new identity

    LITTLE ROCK — The Area Health Education Center North Central (AHEC North Central), a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), today became known as UAMS North Central, a change intended to unify the programs under the strength of UAMS’ reputation for …

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  • Ouachita Baptist seeks orchestra auditions

    ARKADELPHIA — A community-based chamber orchestra is being formed at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia that will perform chamber orchestra literature of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The ensemble will rehearse one night a week (to be determined) and the instrumentation will be comprised …

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  • Committee weighs steel mill proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Senate committee is considering Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposal to provide a company $125 million in state financing to help build a new steel mill in the northeast part of the state. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic …

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  • House OKs naming world’s poultry capital

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Why did SB949 cross the Arkansas Capitol? To get to the governor’s desk. A proposal to name Springdale the “Poultry Capital of the World” is poised to become law in Arkansas after winning final approval from the Legislature Monday. The House …

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  • Sky lantern sales may be banned

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would ban the sale and use of sky lanterns in the state. The Senate voted 25-10 Monday and passed the bill that would prohibit the sale and use of unmanned free-floating devices designed to …

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  • Military Kids Camps offered through August

    Military Kids Camps are being offered through Operation: Military Kids, Arkansas National Guard and Golden Corral Restaurants. The camps seek to foster resilience, promote community, teach critical-thinking skills, embrace the natural environment and create future leaders. The camps include: • Metro Camp, Northwest, April 12-14 …

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  • ‘Cooking on the Wild Side’ to premiere on AETN

    Phyllis Speer, John Philpot of ‘Arkansas Outdoors’ return with best of outdoor fare CONWAY — “Cooking on the Wild Side” will premiere as a monthly series on the Arkansas Educational Television Network at 6:30 p.m. April 2. The show features classic segments of Phyllis Speer …

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  • Crews cleaning up after pipeline spill near Mayflower

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Residents affected by an oil pipeline spill in central Arkansas could be displaced for weeks, officials say. ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. said Sunday that more than 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been recovered since the company’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured Friday. The …

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  • Batesville native to be in hall of fame

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A Batesville native is among three Twin Lakes Area men who will be inducted into the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame on April 20 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the college’s campus, said Christy …

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  • Choir to present spring concert

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Trombone Choir will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Riceland Hall, located in the Fowler Center at 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee. The program includes “The …

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  • Local pastors encourage leaders to apply Biblical principles

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Bryan McMorris, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, and pastor emeritus Elvis Sneathern attended the Capitol Connection Rally in Washington, D.C. March 18 and 19 to encourage the nation’s leaders to apply Biblical principles. “Approximately 250 pastors from all over …

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