• Officer Santa fundraiser slated

    PLEASANT GROVE — A fundraiser for the Officer Santa program will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Community Center. A meal of catfish, french fries, beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and dessert will be served. A bounce house will be available. …

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  • Pew rally set for Sunday

    Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have its third Annual Pew Rally worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop E.D. Childress of New Testament Holiness Church. Activities will include preaching, singing, praise service and old-fashioned fellowship. The event is open …

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  • Holiday ball to be Saturday

    NEWPORT — A Holiday Gala Ball will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonport State Park’s Courthouse, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. The evening will begin with ballroom dancing instruction under the courtroom chandeliers. Dress is casual or period costume. …

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  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be performed

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. A classic version of Charles Dickens’ Yuletide fable, the play weaves traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative. The production remains one of the most power …

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  • Economic announcement planned at Morrilton plant

    MORRILTON (AP) — Arkansas economic officials are to gather at a former factory in Morrilton to make a jobs-related announcement. Gov. Mike Beebe is to be on hand for the event at 11 a.m. today. The new business is to use the former Bosch factory, …

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  • Court reverses order in custody case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed a judge’s decision barring a man’s same-sex partner from staying overnight when his son visits. In a split decision today, the Supreme Court didn’t address the issue of constitutionality but sent the case back to …

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  • Recipe puts turkey leftovers to use

    If you’re like most people, when you think about Thanksgiving dinner you probably anticipate the leftovers nearly as much as the meal itself. Take advantage of the seasonal sales and buy a turkey even if you have Thanksgiving dinner elsewhere, or buy an extra if …

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  • Alexis Josue de León

    Estargli de León and Irma Alvarado have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 17, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9.6 ounces and has been named Alexis Josue de León. Grandparents of the child are Fabiola Muñoz and …

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  • Sadie Leigh Meurer, Silas Baxter Meurer

    Doug and Christina Meurer and Hayes have announced the birth of twin children and siblings at Baxter County Medical Center in Mountain Home on Nov. 4, 2013. Sadie Leigh Meurer weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Silas Baxter Meurer weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents of the children …

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  • Aria Grace Zimmermann

    Nancy and Robert Zimmermann III, Brittany, Bryce and Lillian of Evening Shade have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Nov. 13, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13.9 ounces and has been named Aria Grace Zimmermann. Grandparents …

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  • Searcy Co. teen fought in Civil War battles

    A reminiscence of James H. Campbell’s experiences during the Civil War, 1861-1865, is a fascinating firsthand account of a Confederate soldier who at first meant to side with the Union but changed his mind after Arkansas actually seceded. The reminiscence is printed in the June …

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  • Get real about Santa

    I have to admit it sorta makes me angry when Christmas commercials start playing on the TV before Halloween is even over. It also irritates me to walk into a store the day after Halloween and see Christmas decorations. Yes, I love the whole “Christmas …

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