• Closet: More than just clothes

    Clothes don’t make the man, but in junior high, a time when appearances sometimes leave a lasting impression, they can make the student. What began as a donation to help a family with three children after a house fire left them with only the clothes …

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  • Shot man tries to assault copter crew, transported by ambulance

    Newport — A Newport man who was shot Wednesday night tried to assault a member of a medical helicopter crew so instead was transported by an ambulance, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital …

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  • Lyon College to host Visiting Writers Series

    The Visiting Writers Series at Lyon College will feature author John Hornor Jacobs at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Alphin Board Room for a public interview. He also will host a public reading at 7:30 that night in Bevens Music Room. Jacobs is a Lyon …

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  • Ingram to be speaker at quarterly luncheon

    Emily Ingram, associate director of Arkansas Coalition for Excellence, based in Little Rock, will speak at the North Central Volunteer Network’s quarterly brown bag lunch meeting at noon Feb. 14 in the First Community Bank Southside branch community room, located at the corner of Highway …

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  • Harding to host ‘Idol’ winner

    SEARCY — Harding University will host Phillip Phillips, “American Idol” season 11 winner, Monday. The concert, originally to be held in the University’s Administration Auditorium, has been moved to Benson Auditorium adding an additional 1,000 tickets. “Due to the overwhelming interest, we felt like a …

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  • Quiz bowl tourney set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will once again host the Invitational High School Quiz Bowl on Feb. 23. Volunteers are welcome and can contact Tina Paul, UACCB director of development, for more information about how to help with event at tpaul@uaccb.edu or …

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  • Jubilee Family to hold Super Bowl viewing party

    Jubilee Family Church will show the Super Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on a 120-inch by 67-inch high-definition projection screen with a 2000-watt sound system. Steve Carrier, a member of the Mega Force Team and a Guinness World Record holder, will make a presentation at …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Marine Corps Pfc. Michael A. Parker, son of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathon L. and Carrie L. Parker of Fort Belvoir, Va., and grandson of Darla Sharp of Concord, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members. On this date: In …

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  • Honor Rolls – Hillcrest Elementary, Midland Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School at Lynn, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Jennifer Brown, Summer Doyle, Taylor Foster, Kylie Geurin, Haley King, …

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  • Honor students named

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts recently announced the 2012-13 fall semester honor roll. Area students who made all A’s include: Cherokee Village — Karam Sra.   Area students who made all A’s and B’s include: Batesville — Meagan …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    AN UNIDENTIFIED picker concentrates as he plays guitar in Stone County almost 25 years ago. The picture is one of many of the late Samm Woolley Coombs’ photos now on display at Old Independence Regional Museum. It is also one of the numerous pictures in …

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