• Free summer meals offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals Program offers free summer meals to children 18 years of age and younger at safe, supervised locations in communities across Arkansas such as churches, schools, community centers, parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and libraries. To …

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  • Psychic medium John Edward coming back to Little Rock

    Little Rock — Psychic medium John Edward will be making a return trip to Little Rock on July 10 at Embassy Suites Little Rock, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. The show will be from 8-10 p.m.; doors open at 7. A John Edward “group” event or …

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  • Zoo crew to be at meeting

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present its annual Creature Feature at 6 p.m. June 24 in the Petit Jean Electric Building, located at 270 Quality Drive in Clinton. Several residents of Little Rock Zoo will be featured. Door prizes will be awarded …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    James F. Barbett, 1867-1939, is pictured circa 1900 on the west side of Poke Bayou at the foot of Broad Street, the current site of Golden Overpass.    

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  • Arkansas native to star in NatGeo‘s ‘Die Trying’

    Arkansas native Jason Matthews will star in the new television show “Die Trying” on the National Geographic channel beginning in August. The show follows teams of scientists and adventurers on quests to some of the earth’s wildest locations while doing wildlife research. On the show, …

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  • Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at …

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  • Mending sought for cemetery plot

    The city of Batesville is undertaking an effort to restore the cemetery monuments of Gov. Elisha Baxter and his family. The Baxter family plot is in Batesville’s Oaklawn Cemetery and his wife’s and another family member’s historic tombstones have broken in half. Elisha Baxter, a …

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  • C-Ridge sets free meal program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will begin its free Second Chance at Life summer meal program July 2 for children under 18 at the high school cafeteria, according to a news release. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch …

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  • Monastery open for public tours

    Prayer, work and study. This is the motto of monks at Subiaco Abbey, according to Mike Cumnock, who was the guest speaker at the Batesville Kiwanis club meeting recently. Cumnock, the former CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, also works part-time as the planned giving …

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  • Navajo code talkers, rationing to be part of museum camp

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host for Day Camp. This fun and educational camp will explore life during the Great Depression and the World War II homefront.  “Through hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations we hope to give campers an experience that will help them better …

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  • Provence gets bid for new kindergarten

    CAVE CITY — A local construction company was awarded the bid for Cave City Schools new Kindergarten Center, which also will have an Arkansas Better Chance program addition, said Superintendent Steven Green. The board agreed May 27 to accept the lowest bid submitted at the …

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  • Commercial vending spaces being rented for fair

    Commercial vending spaces are currently being rented for the air-conditioned commercial building at the upcoming 94th annual Independence County Fair. Linda Baxter, chairman of commercial exhibits, said more than 30,000 people visit this area throughout fair week, and this is a great venue for promoting …

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