• Society to mark 50th anniversary

    TYLER BEND — The Ozark Society will mark its 50th anniversary of conservation efforts in Arkansas this weekend with a return to its original roots on the Buffalo River. The two-day celebration at Tyler Bend Recreation Area for OS members and guests will include presentations …

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  • Campgrounds reopening

    RUSSELLVILLE — The group camping areas and the upper loop for camping and picnicking at Blanchard Springs were reopened for overnight use Wednesday, according to Judith Henry, forest supervisor. The lower loop remains closed. Concerns for visitor safety due to the possibility of flash floods …

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  • 63rd annual homecoming festival to begin

    SALEM — The 63rd Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival will be held Friday and Saturday on the Fulton County Courthouse Square in Salem. A barbecue dinner to benefit the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Boat Fund will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at North …

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  • Good Ole Days begin Saturday

    MOUNT IDA — Good Ole Days 2012 will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include an antique car show, heritage day at the museum, arts and crafts show, front porch music, train rides and moon walks. Food and drinks will …

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  • Student named to Dean’s List

    CONWAY — Meredith McKinney of Batesville, a sophomore biochemistry/molecular biology major at Hendrix College, was selected to the college’s Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. A student must earn all A’s to qualify for the college’s Dean’s List. Only 14 percent of students at …

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  • Natural gas tax group alleges intimidation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The backer of a proposed ballot item that would raise the severance tax on natural gas claims opponents of the tax intimidated some of his signature gatherers into leaving polling places during Tuesday’s primary. Sheffield Nelson said Wednesday that the organizer …

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  • Prosecutor, legislator in runoff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state legislator and a prosecutor who negotiated the West Memphis Three plea deal will face off in a Democratic runoff next month for the party’s nomination in east Arkansas’ First Congressional District. Prosecutor Scott Ellington was a few hundred votes …

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  • Henderson names graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Spring commencement ceremonies were held at Henderson State University May 11 with approximately 446 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees, according to a news release. Area graduates included Jeremy A. Ball of Floral and Jill Isabella Woodward of Mammoth Spring.

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  • Students awarded

    CONWAY —  Two area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Hendrix College beginning in the fall of 2012. Peter Wood of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School and the son of David and Audrey Wood, has received an  academic scholarship and an Odyssey …

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  • WBC names honor students

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2012 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those …

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  • UAMS graduates 906 in NLR

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded certificates and degrees to 906 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Diplomas were presented to 129 in the College of Medicine; …

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  • 2012 passes are now available

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Army Corps of Engineers’ 2012 annual day use pass is now available for purchase between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Mountain Home Project Office. The annual pass may also be purchased at park entrance stations during the camping …

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