• Jacksonport holds Fall Harvest

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park’s first Fall Harvest Celebration event will be Saturday. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. in the courtyard. There will be activities for all ages. The main attraction will be steam engine demonstrations by the Rusty …

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  • Corn bread cooks crank up for annual Cornbread Festival

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Cornbread Festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 on South Main Street between 13 and 16th streets in downtown Little Rock, is seeking amateur and professional cooks to show off their best corn bread recipes …

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  • Students share faith on YouTube

    JONESBORO — What started with a couple of friends, a basketball and an iPhone in the gym has led to a YouTube trick basketball ministry that has attracted thousands of fans. Arkansas State University students, Kevin Frisbee of Batesville, a senior physical education and coaching …

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  • Missing Gosnell man found, arrested in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a missing Gosnell man has been found in Mountain Home and arrested for trespassing and public intoxication. Sheriff John Montgomery says 21-year-old Josh Wilson was found Wednesday lying unconscious on the lawn of a private home. Wilson …

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  • Rockin’ Fall Festival kicks off Friday

    TUCKERMAN — Tuckerman’s Rockin’ Fall Festival will be Oct. 26 and 27 at Tuckerman City Park. On Friday a Halloween costume contest will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. with first, second and third place ribbons being awarded. There is no entry fee. A …

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  • ‘Two nights of horror’ begins Friday at LaCrosse

    LaCROSSE — Relay for Life will present “two nights of horror” in the Haunted House from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the Izard County Fairgrounds in LaCrosse near Melbourne. A press release asks “Can you handle it?” The cost is $3. The …

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  • State fair cattle winners named

    LITTLE ROCK — Cattle judging continued Friday at the Arkansas State Fair, according to a report from the fair’s media center. Local winners in the Open Beef Cattle division include: Open Simmental — Grand Champion Bull, shown by Jesse Hicks of Pineville. Open Charolais — …

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  • CSP sign-up deadline is Nov. 16

    LITTLE ROCK – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program is Nov. 16, according to a news release. Arkansas producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office to be considered during …

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  • Olivia Otwell wins

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners were named Saturday in the Dairy Goat Show at the Arkansas State Fair. Olivia Otwell of Cave City showed the Senior Reserve Grand Champion Doe in the Nubian division last week at the Arkansas State Fair, reported the fair’s media center.

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  • Lorch shows grand boar

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners have been announced in the Breeding Swine Shows at the Arkansas State Fair. Erin Lorch of Batesville showed the Reserve Grand Champion Boar  in the Open Spotted division and also the Reserve Grand Champion Boar in the Junior Spotted division.

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  • ASU to host First Congressional District debate

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s Department of Political Science is joining with the ASU Radio-Television Department and the Jonesboro Sun to host a debate between the candidates vying for office in the Arkansas First Congressional District from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Richard Wang, associate professor of …

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  • Writers’ retreat announced

    PIGGOTT — The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott has announced its fall Creative Writers’ Retreat for adults will be held Nov. 5 through 9. The retreat will be held in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio and will offer adults the opportunity …

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