• Farm Bureau donates $2,500 to campaign

    MELBOURNE — The Board of Farm Bureau Insurance has committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Its contribution will pay to furnish an area in the Student Services Center on the Melbourne campus. In December 2013, Ozarka College broke ground on …

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  • ‘Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night’ set

    PARAGOULD — KASU-FM, the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University, will present “Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night” for its next Bluegrass Monday concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The Clark Family Trio and Clancey …

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  • Local trap winners announced

    The following is a list of winners of trap tournaments held at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex last weekend. Winners of Saturday’s John H. Hickman Foundation shoot were: 1st Flight: 1st Place – Clay Crushers – Blake Caldwell, Shawn Caldwell, Randy Lamons, Sawyer Keller, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This Ball-Barnett family photo was taken about 1906-07 in front of the Ball Farmhouse near Batesville. They are (standing, from left) Lockie Ball Barnett, Ira Nelson Barnett, Simon Adler Ball, George Cornelius, Charles W. Barnett, Washington Monroe Ball, William Franklin Ball and Bessie McDonald (Mrs. …

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  • Mt. Pleasant grad earns degree

      POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Christopher Morgan of Sidney graduated from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, during recent 2014 commencement exercises. Morgan received a bachelor of science in computer science. He is a Mount Pleasant High School graduate. This year, 321 students participated …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Madison Barnett, Sarah Campbell, Justus Cooper, Hannah Curtis, Brittney Dudra, Adam Johnson, Amethyst …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Repelling deer, growing artichokes, field phlox, zinnias

    The deer love my vegetable and flower garden. Any suggestions to keep them at bay (other than the obvious)? Aside from the many gadgets readily available, there are numerous natural ways that work for some gardeners. Using human hair, soap flakes, and plants that deer …

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  • Murder suspect found in Chicago

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal investigators say a suspect in a 2013 killing at Little Rock was found this week in a Chicago emergency room after seeking treatment for wounds suffered in a street fight. Cornelius Pittman, 25, was returned to Little Rock late Wednesday. …

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  • State unemployment rate dips

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Unemployment in Arkansas has dropped for the eighth consecutive month, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 in May. The Department of Workforce Services on Friday said the state unemployment rate was down more than a full percentage point from …

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  • Couple married 63 years, dies two days apart

    When Snodie Ferguson went into the nursing home, husband Dick wasn’t far behind. “Mammaw went in, papaw went right in after,” their granddaughter Lauren Conn said. “He didn’t know what to do with himself, without her.” Together, at Mountain Meadows nursing home in Southside they …

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  • Multi-purpose building dedication bring graduates home

    CHARLOTTE — Looking out at a crowd of more than 600 people Saturday evening, John 3:16 Ministries director Bryan Tuggle found a Bible verse that summed up the new multi-purpose building: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God …

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  • Board OKs gym repairs

    What Batesville school maintenance staff thought would consist of giving the Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary gym bathrooms a fresh look will instead require repair after a sinking foundation was discovered. The Batesville School Board on Monday night voted to repair the gym bathroom floor at …

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