• Okolo to be nationally recognized

    Pam Okolo of Batesville has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership, according to a news release. Okolo, a 2013 graduate of Batesville High School, was nominated by her high school counselor and will appear in the …

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  • Graduates announced

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2013 semester and the first summer term ending in July. Conferred were the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of business …

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  • Emery serves as ambassador

    A Batesville High School student recently represented Special Olympics Arkansas as an ambassador where he learned the leadership skills to help jump start a Special Olympics Project Unify movement, according to a news release. Project Unify is an education-based project that uses sports and education …

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  • Fulton County Fair: ‘Farm Fresh Family Fun’

    SALEM — The 2013 Fulton County Fair will be held Monday through Aug. 17 in Salem. Farm Fresh Family Fun is the theme of the six-day event. Creative arts exhibits will be checked in before the fair opens and will be accepted from 11 a.m. …

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  • Benefit announced

    NEWPORT —  The Silver Moon Banquet Hall in Newport will hold a benefit for longtime Swifton citizen and former council member Don Hanan at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will include an auction, raffle and various musical entertainment. Concessions will be available. Admission is a …

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  • Woods, Lefty botch chances to go low at PGA

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Oak Hill may never be this vulnerable again. Adam Scott and Jim Furyk sure took advantage of the rain-soaked course, which looked more like a regular tour stop than a test of major proportions. So did a bunch of other players …

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  • Stewart undergoes second surgery on leg

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart underwent a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina on Thursday and remains hospitalized under observation. The surgery was to insert a metal rod inside the tibia, and Stewart-Haas Racing said a specialist …

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  • Rookie pitcher Ryu lifts LA over St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu has been pitching more like a savvy veteran then a rookie this season. Ryu pitched seven stellar innings and got help from a 3-run homer by A.J. Ellis as the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals …

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  • Guess who got married?

    Well, I finally did it. On July 26, I married my longtime sweetheart, Bryan Hubbard. We pretty much eloped because it seemed like the perfect thing for us since we have known each other for 10 years and didn’t want a big formal wedding. Besides, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis MONTREAL (AP) — Wimbledon champion Andy Murray tumbled out of the Rogers Cup, falling 6-4, 6-3 to Lavia’s Ernests Gulbis in the third round. The second-seeded Murray, a 2-time Rogers Cup champion, was playing his second match since his Wimbledon victory. The loss ended …

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  • The age(s) of happiness

    Get this: Happiness among human beings peaks at age 23, tanks at 55, then peaks again at 69. So says a study by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper. The findings make …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor: Reference “Second person arrested after aerial surveillance”, Wednesday August 7, 2013: Were I the US Air Force, US Army, the DEA, Arkansas Game & Fish, Arkansas State Police, 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force and the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office I would be embarrassed …

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