• Reunion planned

    DARDANELLE — The Duncan-Wolfe Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pavilion No. 8 at Old Post Road Park at Dardanelle, said organizer Art Duncan. Old Post Road Park is three miles west of state Highway 7 south in Russellville on the state Highway …

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  • Miss Black Ark. pageant slated

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The first Miss Black Arkansas USA pageant will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Argenta Community Theater, located at 405 Main St. in North Little Rock. The pageant is for women of color ages 17 to 27, regardless of …

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  • Buildings damaged, trees down

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says nearly 900 customers remain without power after severe storms moved through the state on Wednesday. The utility reported the highest number of outages in Drew and Union counties in south Arkansas. Minor damage was reported Wednesday in Clarendon, …

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  • Meningitis investigation extended to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says some products manufactured by a Massachusetts company whose steroid products are linked to a meningitis outbreak were shipped to Arkansas. State epidemiologist Dr. Nate Smith says no illnesses have been reported in the state in …

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  • 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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