• Nursing home hosts yard sale

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Nursing Home Family Council yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the nursing home patio. Proceeds will go for residents’ Christmas gifts. For more information call Pat Christopher at (870) 283-5313.

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  • Kessinger to mark 90th year

    BETHESDA — Jimmy Kessinger will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. He requests no gifts.

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  • Area UCA student receives scholarship

    CONWAY — Six accounting students at the University of Central Arkansas, in Conway  were recently selected as the recipients of scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each, offered by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Student Education Fund. Among them is Kaci Burrow, of …

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  • Oak Park gains new employee

    Heidi Machen Dr. Lackey Moody, owner of Oak Park Medical Clinic, has announced the recent addition of Heidi Machen to his staff. Machen, an advanced practical nurse, is qualified to see patients and prescribe medication the same as a physician, according to Moody. The clinic, …

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  • Hwy. 69 reopens after rollover

    JACKSONPORT — Highway 69 near Jacksonport reopened at about 3 this morning after a one-vehicle accident Wednesday left the driver of a semi-tanker truck injured and crews working to clean up spilled gasoline. The rollover, which trapped the driver, occurred at about 11 a.m. Wednesday …

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  • ASU considers tuition increases

    NEWPORT (AP) — The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday to consider tuition increases at its campuses in the state. The system says the proposal includes a 3.5 percent tuition increase at the Arkansas State campus in Jonesboro. The plan also includes …

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  • Grandmother, grandson plan to graduate Friday

    NEWPORT — When Alva Jean Hendrix enrolled in college at Arkansas State University-Newport she jokingly told her teachers it was to keep an eye on her grandson. But on Friday, not only will the 64-year-old be cheering on 21-year-old Coty Hendrix — she’ll be on …

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  • Leaders help foster college, career readiness

    According to the American Diploma Project Network, 35 years ago, only 12 percent of jobs in the United States required some postsecondary training or an associate’s degree and only 16 percent required a bachelor’s degree or higher. In the next decade, nearly eight in 10 …

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  • Helping our soldiers win the battle

    It was called “soldier’s heart” during the Civil War, “shell shock” in World War I and “battle fatigue” in World War II. It’s now known as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it’s taking a heavy toll on veterans. PTSD is a mental health condition …

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  • Lankford to lead CW discussion

    Dr. George Lankford With 2012 being the 150th anniversary of Arkansas’ involvement in the Civil War, local historian Dr. George Lankford will be hoping to help others better understand the war fought between the North and South when he heads a five-part program beginning May …

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  • Burglars hit home Extension club, again

    Just four days after burglars took just about everything imaginable from the Pfeiffer Home Extension Club on Highway 167 North, they returned over the weekend to take even more items, according to a report filed Monday with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Phillip Pickett …

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  • Relay for Life sets fundraisers

    Relay for Life of Independence County has scheduled several fundraisers with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. A barbecue lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Community Bank community room, 1325 Harrison St. Meals are $5 a …

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