• 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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  • Ark. party chairmen: Romney, Obama to skip state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chairmen of Arkansas’ Democratic and Republican parties said Wednesday they don’t expect President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, the all-but-certain GOP nominee, to campaign in the state before the November election. But the party heads disagreed over how much the …

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  • Petrino fired

    Bobby Petrino FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Petrino talked time and again about winning a national championship at Arkansas. From the day he was hired in 2007, Petrino never wavered in that goal or belief. Petrino won’t have that chance now, felled by scandal, and he blamed …

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  • Pipe bomb left at church

    HARRISON (AP) — The Boone County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are  investigating an apparent pipe bomb that was found after Easter services in the parking lot of a Mormon church near Harrison. Sheriff Danny Hickman said a caller reported finding the device about 2 p.m. …

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  • Prayer walk to be held

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church in Sidney will hold a spring prayer walk at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants will walk as a group for approximately 30 minutes and pray for the country and the community. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. Area churches and members are …

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