• Car wraps around tree, killing 3

    SCOTT (AP) — Three people died when a sport-utility vehicle veered off a two-lane road near Scott and collided with a tree. State police identified the dead as the driver, 35-year-old James Freeman, his 16-year-old daughter Hannah Freeman and 35-year-old Elizabeth Noe. Six-year-old Trinity Craig …

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  • Barge explosion claims one

    GARFIELD (AP) — A Missouri woman has been killed in an explosion on a barge on Beaver Lake. The Benton County coroner says 23-year-old Kayla Woolsey of Hollister, Mo., died Friday after being thrown from the barge she was standing on in the Lost Bridge …

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  • Arkansas leads nation in teenage birth rate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Despite a 16-percent decrease since 2007, Arkansas still leads the country in the number of babies born to teenage mothers, according to a new report. A National Center for Health Statistics report found that teens in Arkansas gave birth at a …

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  • Cancer survivor banquet set

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life will have its annual survivor banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Registration will begin at 5. The event is to honor those who are fighting cancer or have won the battle against cancer. …

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  • Block party planned

    A neighborhood block party hosted by Calvary Baptist Church will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church recreation area at the corner of 18th and Porter streets. The event, originally planned for May 11, is free and open to the public …

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  • 40 Days of Blanchard slated

    FIFTY SIX — Blanchard Springs Caverns will celebrate 40 Days of Blanchard May 29 through July 7 with the following special activities: June 1, Blanchard 5K run/walk; June 2-8, natural resources week; June 9-15, border states week; June 15, A Remarkable Journey program and Blanchard …

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  • Fly tying seminar to be held

    HEBER SPRINGS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center will hold a Fly Tying Seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Participants must be 12 or older. Call (501) 362-9067 in advance to sign up. The center is located at …

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  • Underground Railroad Conference planned

    Little Rock — The annual National Underground Railroad Conference will take place in Little Rock June 19-22, bringing together scholars, archivists, community researchers and enthusiasts from across the nation. The four-day conference will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of state …

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  • Melson, Neal set date

    Keith and Ellen Melson of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Audrey Melson, to Jordan Neal, son of Jim and Christie Neal of Gilbert, Ariz. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alice Smith of Jackson, Mo. She is an athletic …

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  • Board of commissioners to meet

    The White River Regional Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will have its quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill restaurant in Batesville.

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  • Cockrill, Conyers to wed

    Alan and Deborah Cockrill of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Meagan Denae Cockrill, to Justin Darrell Conyers, son of Jeff and Theresa Tomlinson and Darrell Conyers, all of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Iantha Anderson and Jay …

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  • Bentley Parker Hutchins

    Jessie Hutchins and Stephanie Holt of Cave City and Haven and Chase have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 20, 2013. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 7.2 ounces and has been named Bentley Parker Hutchins. Grandparents …

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