• Police warn ranchers to watch for rustlers

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas are warning ranchers to be alert for cattle rustlers. Last week, 145 head valued at $150,000 were stolen from Yellow Creek Ranch in Hempstead County and officials say the thefts are a growing problem. Howard County Chief Deputy …

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  • Workshops at Powhatan state park involve rugs, herbs, stringing pearls

    POWHATAN — Workshops involving rug making, herb gardening and pearl stringing are coming up at Powhatan Historic State Park in Lawrence County, said Kristyn Watts, park interpreter. A Hooked Rug Workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. The registration fee is $15 per …

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  • Condoleezza Rice to be in Searcy

    SEARCY — The 2011-12 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will conclude at Harding University Thursday with Dr. Condolezza Rice, the United States’ 66th secretary of state. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Tickets are free for Harding students, faculty and staff …

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  • 2 Waltons donate to alcohol fund

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Financial reports filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission show that two grandsons of Walmart Stores founder Sam Walton have donated a total of $220,000 to a group that supports alcohol sales in Benton County. Brothers Tom and Steuart Walton each donated $80,000 …

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  • Arkansas Pioneers hold Centennial Luncheon

    The state association of Arkansas Pioneers held a Centennial Luncheon April 5 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Organized in 1912 by Harriet Woodruff Jabine, daughter of W.E. Woodruff, founder of the Arkansas Gazette, the objects of the association are to honor and …

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  • Lyon to co-host outdoor conference

    JASPER — The Lyon College Education and Adventure Program along with the University of Arkansas will host the Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference Friday-Sunday in Jasper at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. The Arkansas Adventure Programming conference is a student-oriented programming weekend for individuals who want to connect …

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  • Jones Bar-B-Q chosen as classic

    MARIANNA — The James Beard Foundation designated Jones’ Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna as an America’s Classic on March 13. The organization defines America’s Classics as “restaurants with timeless appeal and that are beloved for quality food that reflects the character of their community.” Jones’ is …

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  • ‘No Vaccine for Stupid’ – Former Guard writer publishes book

    Camille Nesler Camille Nesler has written her first book, “No Vaccine for Stupid,” which is now available online at www.CreateSpace.com/3820418; Amazon.com; and www.TigerEyePubs.com. “You’d expect a school nurse to deal with tummy aches, scraped knees and snotty noses, but what about swallowed bugs, bad haircuts, …

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  • Storms leave some damage, no injuries in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say possible tornadoes may have blown trees onto power lines in parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service reported tree damage near Lincoln in Washington County and that trees had been blown onto power lines along Arkansas Highway 356 in …

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  • Conservation leader DU celebrates 75th year

    Arkansas Outdoors  LITTLE ROCK — Seventy-five years is a long time, except when you get on the uphill side of it. Seventy-five years is a milestone, and Ducks Unlimited is celebrating that event this year. This leading international conservation organization was born in the dark …

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  • Girl Scouts to honor ‘Women of Impact’

    LITTLE ROCK — Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will recognize 10 women from around the state at its Reflections: 100 Years of Honoring Women event to be held Saturday at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The Women of Impact honorees …

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  • Land developer facing $3M suit

    Wayne Watkins LITTLE ROCK — Former Sharp County land developer Wayne Watkins of Hardy faces $3 million in civil penalties as a result of a judgment rendered in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in 2008 over claims that Watkins swindled thousands of …

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