• Three attend event

    Kelly Carpenter, Lisa Davis and Taylor Williams of the Independence County Farm Bureau were among approximately 175 who attended the Membership Service Representative Conference May 9-10 in Little Rock, according to a news release. Featured speakers were Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Sandra …

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  • Students awarded

    CONWAY —  Two area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Hendrix College beginning in the fall of 2012. Peter Wood of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School and the son of David and Audrey Wood, has received an  academic scholarship and an Odyssey …

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  • Henderson names graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Spring commencement ceremonies were held at Henderson State University May 11 with approximately 446 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees, according to a news release. Area graduates included Jeremy A. Ball of Floral and Jill Isabella Woodward of Mammoth Spring.

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  • Arkansas Eastman scholars announced

    Lauren Gunderman, Samantha Comer, Nelson Heringer, and Andrew Todd were recently named 2012 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math- or science-related careers. Lauren Gunderman     Gunderman, …

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  • UAMS graduates 906 in NLR

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded certificates and degrees to 906 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Diplomas were presented to 129 in the College of Medicine; …

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  • WBC names honor students

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2012 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those …

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  • What I will do with my lottery winnings

    Angelia Roberts “In Black and White” For most people, just the thought of winning the lottery makes them giddy with excitement. So far, I have not been guilty of helping finance college scholarships and most of the time it doesn’t cross my mind to even …

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  • Goodbye to another Mayberry pal

    I learned recently that another musician friend was called home, Doug Dillard (1937-2012). It has been nearly 50 years since the Darlings crawled up onto Briscoe Darling’s truck and rode down from the hills into Mayberry. With them were sister Charlene (Maggie Peterson) and all …

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  • Rob Reiner: As funny as ever

    Rob Reiner, in a recent interview with Chris Matthews, showed that while he may have moved on to directing and producing, he’s still a comedic actor at heart. Reiner, best known as Archie’s son-in-law “Meathead” on “All in the Family,” told Matthews — with a …

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  • Marshall, Leslie to host 23rd annual ancestor fair

    LESLIE — The longest-running Ancestor Fair in Arkansas will perform for its 23rd year June 1 and 2 in Leslie and Marshall. The guest speakers will cover Arkansas material in Missouri archives on June 1. The Genealogical Swap Meet on June 2 is open to …

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  • 2012 passes are now available

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Army Corps of Engineers’ 2012 annual day use pass is now available for purchase between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Mountain Home Project Office. The annual pass may also be purchased at park entrance stations during the camping …

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  • Addisyn Maree Lumpkin

    Aaron and Emily Lumpkin of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on May 15, 2012. The baby weighed 10 pounds, 5.7 ounces and has been named Addisyn Maree Lumpkin. Grandparents of the child are Paul and Rose Needham, …

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