• Lake Charles State Park sets activities

    POWHATAN — Several activities are planned at Lake Charles State Park this weekend. Saturday’s events include: 1:30 p.m., Nature Center, feed the critters — Have you ever watched a snake have a snack or a newt have a nibble? It’s dinner time in the Nature …

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  • Women Woodland Owners conference set

    HOPE — The percentage of women who own and manage farms, ranches and forest land is increasing in Arkansas. “Planning for the future transfer of these lands from one generation to the next often happens haphazardly,” Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources …

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  • Area students net awards

    ARKADELPHIA — Scholarships, awards and honors were presented to students at Henderson State University during the annual Heart & Key awards assembly April 10. The event is presented each year by Heart & Key to publicly recognize the recipients and to show appreciation to the …

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  • Little Miss Three Rivers Pageant

    The Miss Three Rivers Pageant Association sponsored the 2012 Little Miss Three Rivers Pageant April 28 at Arkansas State University at Newport Center for the Arts. Thirty-two contestants competed in five age categories.  Aubri Easter was crowned Baby Miss Three Rivers as well as winning …

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  • President’s List released

    MAGNOLIA — A total of 213 students were named to the President’s List at Southern Arkansas University following the spring 2012 semester. To be qualified for the President’s List, a student must earn all As for the semester. Area students include: Heather Luck, a senior …

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  • Barrett inducted into Mu Omega Chapter

    CONWAY — Emily Barrett, a sophomore biology major from Batesville, was one of 62 Hendrix College students inducted into the Mu Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at Hendrix on May 1. More than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, …

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  • College student leaders release state policy recommendations – Students met for ‘Arkansas 2032’ conference hosted by Clinton School

    LITTLE ROCK — Extending legislative term limits, encouraging regional collaboration in economic development, passing a sales tax increase for higher education and expanding the “Natural State” branding campaign to promote healthy lifestyles are among the state policy recommendations issued April 28 by student leaders from …

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  • Civil War event planned

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the National Park Service will sponsor “An Empire in Extent: The Civil War West of the Mississippi,” a seminar to be held Aug. 9-11 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in Fayetteville. Topics include …

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  • Boater education class set

    HIGHLAND — Registration is taking place now for a boater education class that begins at 9 a.m. May 19 at Midlake Marine Sales in Highland, according to a news release. The registration deadline is May 17. Lunch for participants on the day of the event …

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  • Tagged catfish stocked around state

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fisheries Program is continuing its efforts to get families involved in fishing with a tagged catfish campaign, according to the commission’s weekly Arkansas Outdoors newsletter. Thousands of channel catfish from the AGFC’s warm-water …

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  • Shrew not normally found in state located in Ozarks

    LITTLE ROCK — In a recently published research paper in the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, researchers announced the identification in the Arkansas Ozarks of a species of shrew not previously known to exist in the state, according to the  Arkansas Game and …

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  • Ashdown students sickened by powdery substance

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Authorities say 10 sixth-grade students in Ashdown fell ill after they ingested a powdery substance that one of them brought to class. Police Chief Doyle Crouch says authorities haven’t identified the substance yet. The students all reported feeling sick to their stomachs. …

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