• Congress: Munchausen by proxy

    Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, now referred to as Factious Disorder by Proxy or FDbP, is where a parent or caretaker enjoys the attention of having a sick child so they exaggerate and sometimes induce their victim’s symptoms. Children are made to be sick; parents are …

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  • Gangsta’ government and the GOP

    America’s founding fathers were beholden to the odd notion that the best prevention against a tyrannical leader or mob rule was the simple yet effective system of checks and balances. Presently, a nominal Republican majority in the House of Representatives is the only thing keeping …

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  • Bilbrey is guest artist of month at Ash Flat Library

    ASH FLAT — Judith Bilbrey is the guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “In Judith Bilbrey’s own words, ‘From the time I could hold a pencil, I drew.  There were a lot of washed walls …

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  • Defeat Diabetes to meet Thursday

    ASH FLAT — A diabetic support group, Defeat Diabetes, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Sharp County Health Department lobby in Ash Flat. Guest speaker is Renee Brink, registered nurse and acting administrator with the Arkansas Department of Health in Sharp County. The …

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  • Church offers special services

    Hope Lutheran Church will have a dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday as well as March 13 and 20 followed by special Lenten services at 7 in observance of the suffering and death of Jesus. The events are open to the public. The church is located …

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  • CSI program enters second year at ASU

    JONESBORO — The “CSI: Classroom Student Investigations” program is now recruiting for its second year at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro within the context of forensic science. Scientific inquiry and practical learning that closely involves teachers and students are central to the program. The teacher …

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  • ‘Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas’ exhibit opens

    JONESBORO — The “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” exhibit is on display in the third floor exhibit and program area of Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library in Jonesboro now through March 21. This traveling exhibit, which chronicles major historical events in Arkansas …

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  • Browns mark 50 years

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Bill and Emogene Brown of Poughkeepsie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Poughkeepsie Fire Department Community Center in Poughkeepsie. Emogene Barnett and Bill Brown were married March 21, 1963, at College Street Church …

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  • Hughes celebrate 40th anniversary

    DESHA — Walter and Anita Hughes of Desha celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary March 3. Anita Colebank and Walter Hughes were married March 3, 1973, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hillsboro, Ore. John Crofoot officiated. They have five children, Samuel Hughes of Ash …

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  • Orbra Hawkins

    NEWARK — Orbra Marion Hawkins, 87, of Newark died Monday, March 4, 2013. Born Jan. 2, 1926, at Newark, he was the son of George W. and Rosie Lee Grizzle Hawkins. He married Mammie Brooks on Nov. 15, 1949. He retired in 1988 from Missouri …

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  • Doyle Maddux

    EDGEMONT — Doyle Ray Maddux, 81, of Edgemont died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Houston, he was the son of Carl J. and Eunice Elizabeth Monk Maddux. Survivors include a son, Danny Ray Maddux of Conroe, Texas; a …

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  • Betty Goodwin

    Elizabeth “Betty” Goodwin, 87, of Batesville died Monday, March 4, 2013. Born Oct. 7, 1925, in Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of Bert and Mable Bates Johnson. Survivors include three children, Molly McGee of Batesville, Amy Reno of Memphis and Barry Reno of Dallas; …

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