• FSA to celebrate National Ag Day

    LITTLE ROCK — “Everyone is encouraged to take a moment to appreciate the hard-working farmers and ranchers in Arkansas on March 25, National Ag Day,” said Linda Newkirk, State Farm Service Agency executive director. “This year’s theme is ‘Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths …

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  • ADEQ fires inspector

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality inspector said he’ll appeal his firing over revelations that he frequently hunted on a 700-acre landfill tract in north Baxter County. Gary Meador had inspected the NABORS landfill for 25 years along with facilities in …

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  • Alzheimer’s grants available

    LITTLE ROCK — Alzheimer’s Arkansas has Family Assistance Grants available specifically for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Approval for the grants is not based on income. These $250 grants may be used to pay for respite care, legal …

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  • ‘Fantasticks’ rescheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Fantasticks” performance, which was canceled due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, has been rescheduled for April 22 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. All tickets previously purchased will be …

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  • AG issues consumer alert

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert to inform Arkansas consumers about the Funeral Rule. The law, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, ensures that funeral providers give consumers clear, itemized price lists for the products and services that they …

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  • ‘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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