• Heifer HQ to show animals

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Heifer International is inviting people to its headquarters to learn about the animals it places with poor families around the world so they can become self-sufficient. The charity will have animals from its Perryville ranch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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  • 6-year-old was raped before she was suffocated to death

    BENTONVILLE — A 6-year-old girl who was the victim in an abuse case last year and was found dead this past week in a vacant house in her neighborhood was suffocated and apparently raped, authorities said in a court document released Wednesday. Jersey Bridgeman died …

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  • HU nursing professor re-appointed

    SEARCY— Dr. Cathleen Shultz, dean of the Harding University Carr College of Nursing, recently was sworn in to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing by White County Judge Michael Lincoln, according to a newsr release. Previously, Shultz was appointed to the board from 1989 to …

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  • Fla. man unearths 1.95 ct. diamond

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Florida man found a 1.95-carat brown diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State park, the second-largest diamond found there this year. Park officials said Wednesday that 40-year-old Doug Lay of Hernando, Fla., found a coffee-colored gem about the size of a …

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  • Todd sued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit filed in Pulaski County claims that Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace owes nearly $30,000 to the employment agency that provided signature-gatherers for her failed ballot measure to legalize casinos. The lawsuit was filed this month by Oklahoma City-based PeopleSource of …

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  • Inmate attacks man accused of killing girl

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a fellow inmate attacked a man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a vacant home days before Thanksgiving. Benton County Jail Capt. Chris Sparks said today that a jail trusty was helping …

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  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to perform Friday in M-Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will deliver a special holiday performance at 7 p.m. Friday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Philip Mann will serve as music director. The program will feature holiday classics including “Have Yourself a Merry …

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  • Horse Tales literacy program to be held in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE — Horse Tales Literacy Project will present “Horses — Encouraging Children to Love Reading” at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday at the Pauline Whittaker Arena, located at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The show will include Fred Woehl and Wild Mustangs, an Arabian …

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  • Herman’s Hermits special to air on AETN Thursday – Program features 22 complete songs filmed from ’64-’69

    CONWAY — “Herman’s Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969” will be aired at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Arkansas Educational Television Network. The program repeats at 10 p.m. Monday. Herman’s Hermits were second only to The Beatles in record sales in the 1960s, according to a news …

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  • Unclaimed property auction set

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas auditor’s office has scheduled its monthly online auction of unclaimed property. The auction on eBay is to start at 10 a.m. Friday and will be open for seven days, and bidding is open to anyone except auditor’s office employees. …

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  • An Arkansas holiday tradition, Festival of Trees returns Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK — Ticket sales are under way for the 36th annual CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees, a three-day holiday celebration and fundraiser benefitting CARTI cancer patients set for Thursday-Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom in downtown Little Rock. The CARTI Auxiliary Festival of …

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  • December Civil War events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — A re-enactment on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Prairie Grove, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for December 2012, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial …

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