• Notary seminar to be held

    Danielle Fusco MOUNTAIN HOME — Danielle Fusco, Arkansas Secretary of State’s special projects coordinator, will instruct a free 90-minute notary seminar on Thursday in Room D106 at Dryer Hall on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. The first session will be at 9 a.m. The …

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  • State park plans events

    POWHATAN — Several events have been planned at Lake Charles State Park, located at 3705 Highway 25 in Powhatan. • 2-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nature Center — Come take a look at some live animals that call the park home. A park interpreter will …

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  • Taylor to serve on board

    The Arkansas District Judges Council held its spring judicial college and annual business meeting April 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock. The council meets regularly for the purposes of continuing judicial education for its members and for conducting business that impacts district courts …

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  • Lambert joins racing commission

    HOT SPRINGS — Batesville businessman Mark Lamberth, currently in his second year as a commissioner on the Arkansas State Racing Commission, was recently elected to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) board at the organization’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City. Lamberth will serve for …

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  • ‘Seed Swap’ educates viewers about localized food systems

    CONWAY — “Seed Swap,” a film exploring the process of preserving and sharing seeds from heirloom vegetables, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network at 9 p.m. Monday. While some films expose problems with the industrial food system, “Seed Swap” focuses on practical solutions …

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  • Quilting lecture scheduled

    SEARCY — Debbie Maddy will give a lecture titled “No Diamonds/No ‘Y’ Seams: Old Quilts/New Methods” at 7 p.m. May 7 at First Assembly of God Family Life Center, located on Benton Street in Searcy. Several of Maddy’s quilts will be on display. Admission is …

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  • Threads of Life Quilt, Fiber Art Show opens

    JONESBORO — The Women’s Advisory Council for St. Bernard’s Development Foundation will present the fifth annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Bernard’s Auditorium, located at 505 …

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  • Early rock ’n’roller Larry Donn dies

    Larry Donn BONO — Early rock ’n’ roll songwriter/singer Larry Don Gillihan, better-known by his stage name Larry Donn and who disliked the term “rockabilly” applied to his music, died early Tuesday. Known for his hit records “Honey Bun” and “That’s What I Call a …

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  • Mayhaws are delicacy in Southern cuisine

    Mayhaws have a reputation as a celebrated delicacy of Southern U.S. cuisine. “From the time I was a little girl we grew up eating mayhaw jelly,” said Elizabeth Eggleston, executive director of the El Dorado Historic District Commission. “It’s a very unique taste, very sweet. …

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  • Fish found dead in lake

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is investigating the deaths of about 150 white bass in a lake in Perry County. Officials say a property owner on the 1,200-acre Harris Brake Lake reported seeing 10 fish floating near his dock on Tuesday. …

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  • HS tourism sees big month

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Officials in Hot Springs say March was a record month for tourism in the Spa City. April collections of the tourism tax — which reflects money visitors spent in March — was $532,866. The Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission says …

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  • Quilters guild schedules class

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Hill ’N Hollow Quilters Guild has scheduled a quilting class on paper foundation piecing. The class will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, located at 511 Coley Drive in Mountain Home. Guild member Sharon Crozier will …

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