• Church holds monthly singing

    SITKA — The Pleasant Ridge Community Church will have its monthly singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The featured singers will be The New Beginning of Jonesboro. A fellowship will follow. The church is located eight miles northeast of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka community. The event …

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  • Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers to meet

    Kent W. Thornton MOUNTAIN HOME — Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers will meet Monday at El Chico’s restaurant in Mountain Home. The keynote speaker will be Kent W. Thornton of FTN Associates, who will present a program titled “Think Differently and Act …

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  • Civil War sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — New exhibits at the Old State House Museum and the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, re-enactments at Batesville and Lunenburg, and the opening of a special collections in Gentry are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned …

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  • Old Lebanon Church

    Old Lebanon Church near Lynn in Lawrence County will be torn down starting within a week or two, unless someone can submit an affordable bid for repairing the old log building, said John L. Wells of the Old Lebanon Cemetery Committee which oversees the building. …

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  • World-class art museum at home in Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE — Why travel to New York, Boston, Chicago or Washington, D.C. to enjoy fine American art, when the best of the masters can be enjoyed some 225 miles from Batesville at the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville? Alice Walton and …

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  • April is ‘Safe Digging’ month

    April has been proclaimed National Safe Digging Month in Arkansas by Gov. Mike Beebe, according to a news release. The goal is to encourage excavators and homeowners to call Arkansas One Call System at (800) 482-8998 before digging. State law requires the person responsible for …

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  • Ark. AG rejects 1 ballot item, approves another

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general approved wording of a proposed November ballot item that would legalize casino gambling and rejected another that would reduce the number of signatures that backers of ballot proposals need. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday approved …

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  • ASU ‘historic home’ could stay

    JONESBORO — A historic home on the campus of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro could be calling ASU “home” a little longer. At least that’s what officials are hoping. Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson and ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch announced this week that plans …

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  • Cemetery preservation lecture, workshop to be hosted by AHPP

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a gravestone preservation lecture Thursday in Little Rock and a cemetery preservation workshop Saturday in Batesville, AHPP director Frances McSwain announced recently. The free lecture by veteran gravestone conservator Jonathan Appell of West Hartford, Conn., …

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  • Wind expected on lakes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An approaching storm system will make today a windy day across much of Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a lake wind advisory for 45 counties in the state that will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Forecasters say …

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  • Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The event is the final show of the season for the Performing Arts Series. The …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Recruit Chase H. McGahan, son of Lesley L. McGahan Hollis and Brian L. Hollis, both of Gamaliel, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, McGahan completed a variety of …

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