• 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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  • Area escapee caught in Missouri

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who walked away from work detail in Lawrence County has been captured in Missouri. Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett says James Lundry was caught by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Fisk and reportedly surrendered without a struggle. …

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  • Izard County singing to be held

    PINEVILLE — Wises Chapel Baptist Church in Pineville will host the Izard County Singing Convention along with its annual dedication and Mother’s Day activities Sunday. The singing will begin at 2 p.m. The upcoming music school will be held June 11. For more information call …

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  • Lipschitz to speak in Mountain Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Dr. David A. Lipschitz will deliver a free lecture, “The Role of the Caregiver in the Alzheimer’s Patient,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in McMullin Lecture Hall, located on the second floor of Dryer Hall, Room D200, on the campus of …

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  • 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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