• Mount Pleasant cancels dinner

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary has canceled its annual senior citizens banquet, originally planned for Thursday night, as a result of the weather and poor road conditions, according to organizers. It will not be rescheduled.

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  • Shoffner seeks separate trial on new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ former treasurer asked a federal judge Monday to hold separate trials on charges that she took improper payments from a broker who did business with the state and accusations that she committed mail fraud while tapping money from a campaign …

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  • Bill filed to keep post empty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The top party leaders of the Arkansas Senate filed a bill Monday aimed at avoiding a special election to fill the lieutenant governor’s office after Mark Darr resigned over ethics violations. Senate Majority Leader Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, and Senate Minority …

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  • Concord Pirates crush rivals, remain unbeaten in district

    GREERS FERRY — The Concord Pirates remained undefeated at 11-0 in the 1A 2-South District after crushing the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles 61-45 Monday. The game was moved from Concord to Greers Ferry due to icy conditions at Concord. The 28-1 Pirates led 16-9, …

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  • Paragould juniors sweep district games in Batesville

    The Paragould Junior Lady Rams held off a second-half charge to begin a 5A-East District, basketball sweep Monday night in Pioneer Gym. The Lady Rams led the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 8-4 after one quarter of play and 16-6 at halftime. The home team outscored …

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  • Lyon’s Neyen wins AMC award

    Lyon College senior Ben Neyen posted his second strong outing on the mound Sunday and that effort was good enough to earn Neyen the first American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. The 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander from Carrollton, Texas …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Beebe Lady Badgers (5-2, 5A-East District; 11-6, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (1-6, 3-16) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. The Lady Badgers, who shared the district championship last season with the Paragould Lady Rams, are staying in the hunt for another title with the outside-inside, …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY Junior and senior high basketball: 4A-3 District Tournament for juniors at Brookland — Cave City girls vs. Trumann, 4 p.m.; Pine Bluff Dollarway seniors at Southside, (Senior Night), 5:30; Cave City junior varsity and varsity boys at Highland, 5:30 p.m.; Sloan-Hendrix seniors at Hillcrest …

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  • ASU Red Wolves down visiting Hilltoppers with defense

    JONESBORO (AP) — Melvin Johnson III scored 22 points, hitting eight of 12 shots from the field, as Arkansas State beat Western Kentucky 72-58 in the Convocation Center Monday night. The game was tight throughout the first half with ASU holding a 25-20 lead at …

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  • Lyon College cast to present production starting Thursday

    Dr. Fonzie Geary, assistant professor of theatre, will direct A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” a comedy/drama that tells the story of the dying culture of upper-middle class Americans, known as White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or WASPs. The play presents the lives of dozens of characters throughout …

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  • Hatfield Ready Mix donates $2,500 to Ozarka campaign

    MELBOURNE — Hatfield Ready Mix has committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center capital campaign. “Ozarka College provides a lot of opportunities for both its students and the local economy,” said Suzanne Hatfield. “Hatfield Ready Mix is pleased to be a part of …

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  • Crop This House deadline approaches

    ASH FLAT — The fifth annual “Crop This House” scrapbooking event is Feb. 28-March 1 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ’s Family Life Center. Registration fee is $50 and all proceeds go toward Rock This House Annual Women’s Conference. Doors will open at noon …

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