Vatican astronomer to speak March 13-14

March 7, 2017 Bro. Guy Consolmagno, astronomer and president of the Vatican Observatory, will present two lectures March 13 and 14 on the Lyon College campus.

Concert in The Loft to be Saturday

March 7, 2017 The next night of music in producer Danny Dozier’s free series of concerts, “Concerts in the Loft,” will be Saturday, featuring The Leatherwoods.

Ozarka purchases firearm training system

March 7, 2017 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has purchased a firearm training system, using funds provided through the federal Carl D. Perkins grant. The system will …

Library Friends foundation to meet

March 7, 2017 The board of directors of the Independence County Library Friends Foundation will hold its March meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County …

Road to be closed

March 7, 2017 Brushy Road from McHue Road to Cedar Drive in Independence County will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for road repairs, …

Body found on SE Ark. farm

March 7, 2017 DES ARC (AP) — Arkansas State Police special agents are investigating along with sheriff’s deputies after a person was found dead at a farm …

Marijuana smoking ban rejected

March 7, 2017 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has rejected a proposal to ban smoking medical marijuana in the state. Senators voted 15-10 on …