• 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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  • Woman drowns trying to save dog

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has drowned while trying to save her dog from a stream that runs off Lake Ouachita west of Hot Springs. Sheriff’s Lt. James Martin says the 40-year-old woman was with her dog about …

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  • Work starts on new Arcade Building in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Construction has begun on a $17 million new building in Little Rock’s River Market District. The Arcade Building is to be complete late next year and will feature retail space, a 325-seat theater and will house other tenants. The project is …

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  • Dutch oven cook-off set

    BULL SHOALS — Bull Shoals-White River State Park will hold its Fifth Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off Saturday in the day use area of the park, located at 153 Dam Overlook Lane in Bull Shoals. Contestants will compete by preparing their favorite dishes the old-fashioned way, …

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  • Boo at the Zoo begins

    LITTLE ROCK — The 21st Annual Boo at the Zoo will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight through Sunday and Oct. 26 through 31 at the Little Rock Zoo. Events include live music, carnival rides, ghostly garden, kids’ corner, haunted train, creature feature animal …

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  • 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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