• ‘Women Can!’ leadership conference to be held

    LITTLE ROCK — A conference titled “Women Can! Empowering the Professional Woman” will be held Tuesday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Professional women from around the state are welcome to come together to discuss leadership strategies, career empowerment, professional development and networking. The …

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  • A-State to present concert in preparation for tour of Spain

    JONESBORO — As part of final preparation for their performance tour in Spain, the Arkansas State University Community Choir will be joined by members of the Concert Choir for a concert of Spanish and American at 7:30 tonight in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. Local participants …

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  • 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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