• Cleanup set at Agnos Cemetery

    AGNOS — An Agnos Cemetery Cleanup Day is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, said Boyd Estes, who is helping organize the cleanup. “Bring your own tools,” Estes said. Agnos is four miles northwest of Ash Flat on highways 62-412. For more information call …

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  • Blevins to address Izard historians

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Izard County Senior Citizen Center south of Brockwell on Highway 9. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Dr. Brooks Blevins will discuss …

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  • Railroadiana Show and Sale to be Saturday

    PINE BLUFF — The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc. will have its annual Railroadiana Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1700 Port Road in Pine Bluff. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 12. Children …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Barbara Larkin of Blue Cross will be in attendance to address any billing problems.

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  • Main Street Searcy slates ‘Swing into Spring’

    SEARCY — Main Street Searcy is hosting a fund-raising event, “Swing into Spring,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy. Tickets are $25 each. There will be silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Rodger Cargile of …

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  • C-Rock resident honored at reception

    CALICO ROCK — Hazel May was presented the key to the city of Calico Rock and a plaque recognizing her service by Mayor Ronnie Guthrie during a reception in her honor March 31 at the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center. A crowd of 75 …

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  • Car chase, theft, drug bust keep officers busy

    RAVENDEN — The Ravenden Police Department had a busy week, starting with a high-speed chase on April 1, continuing with mid-week arrests for breaking or entering and theft and winding up Friday with an unexpected drug bust, Police Chief Tim McComas said. On April Fool’s …

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  • 3 new rabies cases reported

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — New cases of rabies have Garland County officials warning residents to beware of wildlife. According to the Arkansas State Department of Health, more than 50 animals have tested positive for rabies so far this year, just 10 less than last year’s …

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  • Batesville native retiring as AGFC director

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Loren Hitchcock announced Friday his retirement effective June 30, said AGFC spokesman Keith Stephens. “Hitchcock, who began his career with the AGFC in 1985, has served as director since January 2011. Before that, Hitchcock had served …

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  • Race crime sentencing due

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas man is due in federal court for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to several charges for his role in a plot to firebomb an interracial couple’s home in Hardy. Gary Dodson is to be sentenced today in federal court …

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  • Trappers to meet at expo

    Arkansas Outdoors  RUSSELLVILLE — The National Trappers Association will be sponsoring the 2012 Southeastern Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo in Russellville April 13-15. The recreational experience will be hosted by the Arkansas Trappers Association in conjunction with the Russellville Advertising and Promotion Commission. The event …

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  • AGFC considers hunting proposals

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK — During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners were presented with proposals for the 2012-13 hunting seasons. Commissioners will study the proposals and make a final decision at their April meeting. AGFC Chief of Wildlife …

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