• ASU-MH to hold beginner computer classes for seniors

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A six-week beginner computer class for seniors will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Course topics include “What is this machine and what will it do,” “How do I …

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  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Pucker Up for these Luscious Lemony Desserts I pretty much love lemon everything. As a kid, I would politely say “no thank you” if a dessert had lemon in it. Thankfully, my taste buds changed. Now, I can’t get enough lemon! And one of my …

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  • Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation. Little River County officials closed the historic county courthouse on Friday and employees got a half day off with pay. County Judge Clayton Castleman said the courthouse was besieged …

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  • Ark. attorney general settles with charity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed against the New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation. McDaniel said Tuesday that the NPDF agreed to pay $120,000 restitution to consumers and to stop professional fundraising activities …

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  • Woman killed while jogging

    PRAIRIE GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while jogging along the side of a highway in northwest Arkansas. The Prairie Grove Police Department says the collision happened Tuesday morning along U.S. 62. According to police, 46-year-old Deborah Hildebrand was killed …

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  • Moody, Mullens win

    CAVE CITY — Steve Moody and Fred Mullens won the Cave City Bass Club’s eighth tournament of the year on Crown Lake recently with a stringer weighing 10.60 pounds, according to a news release. “The weather was hot and humid and the bass a little …

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  • It’s time to buy hunting licenses

     LITTLE ROCK — It is time to get a new hunting license. Old ones expired June 30. Arkansas hunting licenses are different from fishing licenses in that they all expire on June 30. Fishing licenses expire one year from date of purchase. A purchase of …

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  • Andrew Parker joins AGFC panel

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Andrew is one of our bright, up-and-coming Arkansans who has a lifelong love for the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and …

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  • Bear cub gets head stuck in cookie jar

    RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree in New Jersey. Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese says the 6-month-old cub apparently found …

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  • Tick season returns in full force – They can carry serious illneses

    FAYETTEVILLE — Despite a cold winter that some hoped would kill off ticks, the pestilent  pests are active and biting throughout Arkansas and neighboring states. “This year we’re seeing an abundance of lone star ticks and American dog ticks,” said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for …

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  • USDA to help boost declining honey bee population

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations. More than half of the commercially managed honey …

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