• Depot Days music festival to rock Newport Sept. 27

    NEWPORT — The 17th annual Depot Days music festival is set to take place on Sept. 27 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. Admission is free. The festival is a showcase of local, regional and national talent paying tribute to the early history of …

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  • Body in Arkansas River said to be missing man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County authorities say a body found in the Arkansas River has been identified as that of a missing Barling man. Lt. Philip Pevehouse said Thursday that the Arkansas State Crime Lab identified the body as that of Jamison Boyster. A …

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  • Skeleton ID’d as Ark. woman

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a skeleton found in a Red River sandbar has been positively identified as a 42-year-old Ashdown woman who has been missing since February. The remains are those of Janice Northcross, who fell into the river near Fulton to avoid …

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  • ‘Blue Jeans’ fund supports Stone Co. Honor Guard

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Members of the Stone County Honor Guard recently visited with employees of Citizens Bank’s Mountain View Branch to accept a $500 contribution from the bank employees’ “Blue Jeans Fund.” The Stone County Honor Guard is a volunteer group of former military servicemen …

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  • Midland Elementary to receive shade trees

    LITTLE ROCK — Nine Arkansas elementary schools will each receive five shade trees, mulch, watering supplies and planting guidelines through the Arkansas Forestry Commission S.T.O.P. (Shade Trees On Playgrounds) program. Midland, whose new elementary building opened last year, will be among the recipients. School representatives …

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  • Road now open

    ASH FLAT — Nelsonville Road is now open, announced Sharp County Judge Larry Brown.

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  • Annie Holland to celebrate 80th birthday

    SULPHUR ROCK— Annie Lowren Sherrill Holland will celebrate her 80th birthday at noon Saturday with a barbecue lunch at Sulphur Rock Community Center. The event will be hosted by her children and grandchildren. Holland was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Sulphur Rock and has lived …

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  • Equinox Jubilee planned

    PLEASANT HILL — Equinox Jubilee will be held Saturday at 143 Piney Fork Road in Pleasant Hill beginning at 6 p.m. Solo performances will include Chelsea Savage Vanscoder and Scott Shipley. Featured bands are Honeyshine and the Whole Famn Damily. There will be a surprise …

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  • New Hope holding revival

    New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a revival Sunday through Tuesday. Garland Skidmore of Hampton will be the guest speaker. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. with services following at 7 each night. The church is located at 3655 Bethesda Road. The …

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  • District Fair announces schedule

    MELBOURNE — The 2014 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held Monday through Sept. 27 at the fairgrounds, located at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. The fair area is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. All creative arts …

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  • Spring River Gallery awards announced

    HARDY — A reception was held Sept. 14 by the Spring River Artists Guild, host of the 2014 Fine Art Show and Competition, at the Spring River Art Gallery. There were 74 entries. The awards, presented by guild director Trisha Corder, are: Pat McCarroll, best …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Jalen Meadows of Batesville recently enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. Meadows will serve with Company B 2/153 Infantry Battalion in Batesville as an infantryman. Meadows is the son of Margaret and Joe Haynes Jr. …

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