• Car enthusiasts kick off Bandit Run in Texarkana

    TEXARKANA — Arkansas is set to be the starting line for the 2012 Bandit Run, the annual re-enactment of the legendary drive featured in the 1977 Burt Reynolds “Smokey and the Bandit” movie that made the Pontiac Trans Am a superstar. The route begins in …

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  • Highway bids opened

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to roads in Cleburne and Independence counties, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission. The first project calls for the resurfacing of 5.1 miles of Highway 25, between Concord and …

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  • Retired auto workers to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, 210 Airport Road, Paragould. Guest speaker will be Gary Latanich, who is running for Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District.

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  • 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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