• Genealogy course offered at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A course called Genealogy 101 will be offered through Arkansas State University at Mountain Home’s Community Education. The course begins Tuesday and will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday through April 29. Vicki Roberts of Yellville will be the teacher. …

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  • Dept. of Music presents Steinway Student Gala Recital

    JONESBORO — The Department of Music will present a Steinway Student Gala Recital at 3 p.m. Saturday in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The concert is free and open to the public. This special contribution program showcasing …

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  • Gun show in Conway set

    CONWAY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds Expo Center, located at 2505 E. Oak St. in Conway. A large selection of new and used rifles, …

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  • Dutch oven workshop offered

    POWHATAN — A Dutch oven workshop and St. Patrick’s Day Feast will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan. Registration fee is $12. Some of the early settlers in Powhatan were of Irish ancestry and brought …

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  • Ag department announces school ‘garden of the year’ contest

    LITTLE ROCK — Entries are being accepted for the inaugural Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest hosted by the Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit, according to a news release. Applicants can be any Arkansas school, grades prekindergarten through 12th, that had a …

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  • DSQC concerts announced

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Deep South Quartet Convention Concerts will be at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Gateway Pentecostal Church in Russellville. Crusaders Ministries, Ed Held, New Living Quartet, Patrick Quick & the Travelers and Terry Lemay will perform. Compact discs and Christian wear merchandise …

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  • Senators promote U.S.-raised catfish

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are asking the U.S. commerce secretary to uphold a decision reached last summer that determined U.S. catfish producers have been harmed by unfairly-priced frozen fish fillets from Vietnam. The Commerce Department continues to …

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  • LRSD investigates teacher’s inappropriate photo

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock School District says it’s investigating after an “inappropriate photo” on a teacher’s cell phone was transmitted onto iPads being used by students. District spokeswoman Pamela Smith says the incident occurred March 5 at Forest Heights Middle School. Smith …

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  • Delay sought in fraud trial of Ouachita Co. judge

    CAMDEN (AP) — Attorneys for Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly are asking a federal judge to delay his upcoming fraud trial currently set for next month. Hesterly’s attorneys filed a request this week to push back the judge’s trial, based on issues related to Hesterly’s …

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  • Electric grid company to break ground at LR site

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A company that manages part of the nation’s electric grid is to break ground on a regional headquarters in Little Rock, where about 50 employees will earn an average annual salary of $85,000. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, known as MISO, was …

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  • Forestry panel warns of wildfire danger

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires. Officials have classified the state as being moderate a moderate risk of wildfires. The agency says that with milder weather, many residents will be inclined to …

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  • Shoffner still has fraud 10 charges waiting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is still in the middle of her journey through the legal system. A federal jury convicted Shoffner on 14 bribery and extortion counts. But the judge said after Tuesday’s verdict that he didn’t want to start …

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