• Volunteer delegates needed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging, is seeking Arkansans who are at least 60 years old to volunteer to serve as delegates to the Eighteenth Biennial Silver Haired …

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  • Free trees offered

    JONESBORO — Free three- to four-foot young pin oak trees will be distributed to people leaving the Jonesboro Car Show at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center Saturday and Sunday. The trees will be given away by Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club as part of …

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  • Horse judging camp set for June

    LITTLE ROCK — 4-H members interested in sharpening their horse show judging skills can learn new skills at the Arkansas 4-H Horse Judging Camp, set for June 28 at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center. “We’ll cover a variety of classes, including western and English …

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  • Calico museum to honor woman

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will host a reception to honor Hazel May from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Refreshments will be served. May worked at the U.S. Post Office in Calico Rock for more than 34 years and served as postmaster for …

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  • Fire destroys Jonesboro funeral home; no one hurt

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities in Jonesboro say a funeral home has been destroyed in a fire. The manager of the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home says hot tar on the building’s roof ignited a fire Monday afternoon. Manager Terry Snow said everyone was evacuated safely. Jonesboro …

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  • Hwy. 87 to be resurfaced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Cleburne and Independence counties, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission. The project will resurface approximately 16 miles of Highway 87, near Pleasant Plains. Atlas Asphalt …

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  • Lipschitz to speak on Alzheimer’s

    Dr. David Lipschitz MOUNTAIN HOME — A four-part lecture series on Alzheimer’s disease will be provided to four locations simultaneously, including the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus, beginning Thursday  and running through June 28. Dr. David A. Lipschitz will speak in a combination of in-person …

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  • Ozark Folk Center to open Craft Village

    Mountain View — The Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View opens for the 2012 season at 10 a.m. April 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 20 crafts people will be on hand to talk with …

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  • Corps to make releases through spillway at Norfork Lake

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Army Corps of Engineers will start releasing water today from the spillway of Norfork Dam while a powerhouse turbine is out of service for maintenance. About 6,000 cubic feet per second will be released, half through spillway releases and the other …

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  • Fayetteville advertising panel reinstates director

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Officials say the executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission will keep her job after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor violation of the state’s Freedom of Information Act. The commission voted 4-2 to reinstate Marilyn Heifner as its executive …

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  • US judge denies halt on Ozark drilling permits

    LITTLE ROCK — An environmental group’s quest to preserve the Ozark National Forest has hit a snag after a federal judge denied its request to prevent drilling for natural gas. The Ozark Society wants the U.S. Forest Service to not grant drilling permits while awaiting …

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  • Scheiman speaks on Kenyan birding safari

    CLINTON — Dr. Dan Scheiman will present a program about his July 2011 birding safari in Kenya, Africa, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. Scheiman and his wife, Samantha, and three other birders hired a guide to introduce them to the …

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