• VBS announced in Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Strawberry will have vacation Bible school Monday through June 13. The theme will be “God’s Great Rescue.” The event is open to the public.

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  • Genealogy workshop Saturday

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a genealogy workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Topics covered will include oral history, using archival records and the Internet and preserving family keepsakes. The workshop is appropriate for both beginner and intermediate genealogists, and …

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  • Izard County Singing set

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 4243 Highway 9 North at Brockwell. The event is open to the public. For more information call Anna Floyd at (870) 368-5012 or Mike Haney at 368-4146.

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  • Nursing facility to open in August

    CALICO ROCK — The new 71-bed White River Health Care nursing facility is scheduled to open in August. The facility will offer skilled nursing care for residents as well as outpatient therapy services. Its location on Highway 56 is minutes from the Community Medical Center …

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  • NEA clinic adds cardiology to care in Newport

    JONESBORO — Northeast Arkansas Baptist Clinic has continued its expansion into regional communities by adding cardiology care at its new NEA Baptist Clinic family practice location in Newport. Dr. Matt Haustein will see patients at the Newport clinic, located at 1500 McLain St., on a …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “Fall’s Flames” is the title the late Barney Sellers, then photographer for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, gave this photo he took at Guion, probably in 1975. “This is the time of the year when colors occupy the thoughts of many as seasonal changes brighten the …

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  • Swiss man runs into challenges while canoeing to Mississippi River

    Felix Wirth of Switzerland didn’t expect to be told no when asking others for help to move his canoe from the boat ramp to the White River sandbar. Forced to leave the boat at the ramp for the night, he also didn’t expect to awake …

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  • Body found

    The search for Linda Jo Stingley is over. Stingley, who was first reported missing around 9 p.m. Monday, has been found and her remains have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an exact cause of death. According to information from the Independence …

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  • Ex-employee accused of stealing $30K

    A former employee of G.W. Palmer Logistics, LLC, now Roadrunner Transportation Systems, in Batesville has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 to pay his credit card bill. Richard Steven Ryan, 49, of Newark, former vice president and chief financial officer, has been charged with …

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  • Habitat for Humanity to open store, needs donations 

    In anticipation of its store opening, Habitat for Humanity is asking for donations of used building materials as well as appliances, tools and other household items. The store is slated to open later this summer at 392 Harrison St. Habitat is also in need of …

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  • 3.8 magnitude earthquake recorded at Fairfield Bay

    FAIRFIELD BAY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.8 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Fairfield Bay. Police say there are no reports of damage or injuries — although several residents called police to ask about the temblor. The USGS reports the earthquake …

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  • Southside approves $350 bonus

    SOUTHSIDE — All employees of the Southside School District will soon see an extra $350 in their paychecks after the Southside School Board approved a one-time bonus for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Roger Rich said the bonus will cost the district about $92,000 and …

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