• State using special districts to fund some local projects

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A critic of legislative spending claims the General Assembly has worked around a law that bans state tax money from going toward local projects by creating special development districts, through which the money is funneled. Mike Wilson, a Jacksonville attorney, sued …

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  • Woodland owners to meet

    The Ozark Woodland Owners Association will hold its fall meeting Thursday in the conference room of the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville, said Alice Witterman, secretary. A barbecue dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to …

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  • Sharp JPs move meeting

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse in Ash Flat rather than tonight as originally scheduled, said County Clerk Tommy Estes. The monthly meeting was postponed one day because the courthouse is closed today …

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  • Concord has light agenda

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Warren Rone. The aldermen will review bills and hear departmental reports.

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  • C-Ridge board to meet

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include reorganization of the board along with financial and personnel reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Yellville has turkey drop, from window, not plane

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Turkeys flew at this year’s edition of Yellville’s Turkey Trot Festival, but not from an airplane. The turkeys were dropped from a second-floor window of a building on the downtown square. The festival has drawn criticism from animal rights activists who objected …

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  • Ozarka-Ash Flat to offer basic computer class

    ASH FLAT — The Ozarka College continuing education department will offer a six-week introduction to computers course at the Ash Flat campus. The course will begin Friday and will be held each Friday through Nov. 22 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. The cost to attend …

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  • Campfire cooking workshop to be held

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host a campfire cooking workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. State park employees will demonstrate the proper way to build a good cooking fire. Participants will cook outdoor recipes such as pig in a blanket, pizza, cherry …

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  • Federal employees meeting slated for Tuesday in Hardy

    HARDY — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1605 of Cherokee Village will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Words and Afterwords, located at 201 N. Spring St. in Hardy. The group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month …

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  • UDC event held

    The 118th annual Arkansas Division State Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was held recently at the Hot Springs Embassy Suites. Hosted by District V (chapters from southwest Arkansas), the event was attended by members from chapters around the state. Martha Koon, District …

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  • Stine, Ward to wed

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Larry and Shay Lee of Mount Pleasant and Greg and Bobbie Stine of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassie Nicole Stine, to Justin Lee Ward, son of Benny and Nova Ward of Camden. The bride-elect is …

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  • Emma Jean Britton

    Eric and Stacey Britton have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Oct. 2, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6.8 ounces and has been named Emma Jean Britton. Grandparents of the child are Steve and Dolores Britton and Charles …

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