• United Auto retirees to gather

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Country Quilters Guild plan get-together

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, located at the corner of highways 9 and 62 in Salem. Following a brief business meeting, installation of several new officers and refreshments, a …

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  • Honor students recognized

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 337 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a …

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  • HU names Dean’s List

    SEARCY — More than 1,000 Harding University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Area students include: Bradford — Kelsey  Whitener Mountain View — Keshi  Nordrum, Amber Smith. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with …

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  • West Plains holds old-time music, Ozark heritage festival

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — “Cookin’ in These Ozark Hills” is the theme of this year’s “What’s Cookin’ Stage” at the 18th annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo. Organizer Judy Harden is inviting everyone to come and share their family’s best …

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  • UCA building remains closed after evacuation

    CONWAY (AP) — A building at the University of Central Arkansas remains closed after being evacuated and 11 people were treated at a local hospital. Five students, five UCA police officers and a paramedic were treated for nausea Thursday after Burdick Hall was evacuated when …

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  • Teen who shot sister gets 45 years

    RUSSELLVILLE — An Arkansas teen pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering his sleeping sister and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a crime he still hasn’t fully explained. Colton Harvey, 15, grabbed his father’s .22-caliber rifle one January morning while his parents were out …

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  • Highway department distributing new maps

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is offering the 2012 Arkansas State Highway Map free to residents. Officials say the maps will be available at any of the highway department’s district headquarters around the state and at all Arkansas Welcome …

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  • Small earthquake recorded in northwestern Arkansas

    DIAMOND CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake near Diamond City in northwestern Arkansas. The Survey reports the 2.3 preliminary magnitude quake was recorded just before 9 p.m. Thursday five miles northeast of Diamond City. No injuries were reported — …

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  • Biker’s Sunday to be held in Oxford

    OXFORD — Oxford Baptist Church will host the 15th Annual Biker’s Sunday on June 10. Bikers will leave Salem City Park at 10:30 a.m. Warner Allen will bring a message from God’s word. A meal will follow. The event is open to the public. For …

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  • Brockwell Music School to open for 65th year

    The 65th Annual Brockwell Gospel Music School will open at 2 p.m. Sunday with the regular Sunday afternoon singing and continue through June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Old-fashioned four-part, shape note harmonies and song writing are taught. General music classes …

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  • Veteran treasures letter from child

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Young Americans who write letters to U.S. troops at work on foreign fronts may do so with little doubt that simple prose from the heart can warm hearts a world away now and in years to come. One letter discovered recently …

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