• Salado to host VBS

    SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 6.
    This year’s theme will be Saddle Ridge Ranch. There will be Bible stories, missions, craft activities, games and refreshments.
    Classes for ages preschool through sixth grade will be held.
    Family night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The children will present a short program with singing and a review of the week’s activities. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.
    For a ride to the church, call (870) 251-2255 or (870) 283-5238.

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  • Student registration scheduled

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary School will hold new student registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
    Those who cannot attend one of these dates can visit the elementary office before Aug. 19 to secure a classroom assignment. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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  • Garner, Thomas wed

    NEGRIL, Jamaica — Beverly Garner and Danny Lee Thomas were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony June 19 in Negril, Jamaica.
    The bride is the daughter of Sonny and Helen Garner of Magness. The groom’s parents are Robert and Melda Thomas of Southside.
    The ceremony took place at sunset in a white gazebo overlooking the ocean.
    The bride wore a strapless fitted and flared silk and satin diamond white gown with asymmetric beading at the waist in a vertical pattern with a demi-length chapel train. She carried a bouquet of Calla lilies.

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  • The Weekend Events

    Friday
    • 44th National Invitational White River Canoe Race, public is invited to Calico Rock from 8-11 a.m. to cheer on canoers. Call (870) 799-3690 or visit www.whiterivercanoerace.com.

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  • Eggshell starting to crack

    A huge mosaic made of tile covers the floor of the ancient Palazz Barberini at Palestrina, Italy, depicting a scene of the Nile River in one of its annual flood stages when boats of all sizes could move about areas that were usually under cultivation.
    Remember, this tile mosaic was put into place when the building was constructed 2,200 years ago, in the first century B.C.

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  • Vote for prosperity

    Jobs are key to moving our economy back toward prosperity for everyone.
    Between now and November’s election savvy voters will seek information about jobs, the economy, new and rising taxes, growing deficits and debt, and ideas about how to lead our nation back to prosperity.
    Savvy voters will look for leaders who propose solutions, not politicians who look backward with nothing more than name-calling, blame-gaming ineptitude and poor judgment.

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  • BHS grad sees benefits of park

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  • Community center at Fitzhugh, ball fields on Gap Road

    Dear editor:
    I would like to address many recent letters to the editor opposing the tax for a sports complex and community center.
    First, I want to clarify and emphasize that the community center would be located at the current site of the little league fields and tennis courts at Fitzhugh Park, providing a central location for all city and county residents to use the new pool, aquatic center and recreation facilities. The ball fields will be moved to one location on Gap Road.

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  • Cities asked to repeal bans on synthetic marijuana

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities in Arkansas that have passed laws banning a synthetic marijuana are being asked to repeal the bans now that a new state rule is in place.
    The Arkansas Municipal League attorney Mark Hayes says he’s e-mailed cities with such laws because the Arkansas Health Department approved an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of the substance known as K2.
    K2 is sold as incense under brand names such as Spice, Genie, Blaze and Zohia.

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  • All ages come out to complex

    PARAGOULD — After Ed Moellinger suffered a major coronary in 1998 and underwent quadruple bypass surgery on his heart, he hit the ground walking as recommended by his doctors.
    At 80, he continues to do the same — sometimes as often as three times day and for three years has been a regular visitor at the Paragould Community Center’s indoor walking track where he spends an hour making the rounds while wife Ann watches from her wheelchair.

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  • Paragould residents tout health, social benefits

    PARAGOULD — Before the Paragould Community Center opened, Ela Fair would visit her chiropractor to work out the kinks. There wasn’t much else she could do, other than moan and groan, and even getting an adjustment wasn’t enough to ease her pain.
    When the indoor aquatic center opened in 2005, Fair was one of the first visitors. Her health improved so much it wasn’t long before she quit going to the chiropractor.

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  • Hundreds attend Harps opening

    SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday morning for the long awaited opening of Harps Express grocery at Southside.
    “We’re excited to be here,” said store manager Kevin Parker Wednesday afternoon. “The response from customers has been excellent, we’ve been busy all day long and everyone has been telling us how happy they are that we are finally open.”

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