• A remarkable life – Sallie Stockard: A woman ahead of her time

    (Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a four-part series about Sallie Walker Stockard, whose 1904 “The History of Lawrence, Jackson, Independence and Stone Counties of the Third Judicial District of Arkansas” was her fourth book. The book is sometimes referred to as “The …

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  • Museum of Discovery gets ‘Extreme Deep’: Exhibit features Titanic wreckage

    LITTLE ROCK — The Museum of Discovery unveiled its latest traveling exhibit April 28. The exhibit, titled “Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss,” reveals some of the ocean floor’s mystique and shows how science and technology play integral roles in defining it. Developed by Evergreen …

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  • Melbourne sets commencement May 11

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 11 in the gymnasium with 59 seniors graduating. The speaker will be Dr. Karen Cushman, assistant commissioner for human resources with the Arkansas Department of Education. Valedictorian is Allison Paige Vickery, daughter of …

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  • Littles mark 60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Little, 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Little, 2012                   EVENING SHADE — Jimmy and Anna Lee Little of Evening Shade will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. Anna Lee Thomas and Jimmy Little …

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  • Rabies reports higher than norm

    LITTLE ROCK — There have been higher than normal reports of rabid animals in Arkansas this year, according to Dr. Dustan Clark, Extension veterinarian with the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Rabies is a fatal disease transmitted when infected animals bite …

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  • Civitan proclamation

    Members of the White River Valley Civitan Club watch as Independence County Judge Robert Griffin signs a proclamation declaring April as Civitan Awareness month. Pictured from left are (back row) Lisa Pinkston, WRVCC secretary; Shelley Gipson; Sarah Bolin; April Williams; Lila Harmon (front row) Jennie …

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  • DAR attends state conference in Little Rock

    The Arkansas State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual State Conference recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. Representing the Independence County Chapter were regent Jean Crouch, recording secretary Dora Kate Lee, registrar Mary Miller, Linda Carol Cooper, Elizabeth …

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  • Ozarka to offer GED test

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED test May 14 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, May …

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  • A reformed book snob

    Andrea Bruner “Hear Here” I never thought I would enjoy my Nook as much as I have. I considered myself a book snob, and the smell of a bookstore (not the coffee, mind you — the actual book bindings and yes, even the glue) is …

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  • A tip from ‘The Killer’

    Tony McGuffey “Observations” I only knew him as Big Jim. Back in ’67 he was the older (50s) and senior bell hop at the Holiday Inn nearest the Moline, Ill. airport. He was my mentor as I worked as a bus boy just out of …

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  • Letter to the editor

    More complaints about park tax To the editor: I hope the people who voted in the latest city sales tax are satisfied (but I doubt they are). As of last October, we have to pay to reserve the pavilions at Riverside Park (although there is …

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  • Musings on May Day

    Labor Day, celebrated each year on the first Monday of September, is widely known and celebrated as a holiday for American workers; perhaps less well known as a day for the labor movement is May Day, observed around the world on the first of the …

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