• Honor Roll – Hillcrest New Tech High School

    STRAWBERRY — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Hillcrest New Tech High School in Strawberry, according to Mike Smith, principal: Seventh: all A’s — Mollie Morgan, Paige Penn; general — Victoria Hendrickson, …

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  • ASUMH forms partnership for new course offerings

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home plans to grow its vocational/technical program offerings, according to a news release. On Aug. 1, ASUMH will enter into a lease on the Ultimate Buick GMC building at 4034 Highway 62 West in Mountain Home to house classes …

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  • Stubb’s offers Bar-B-Q recipes

    Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q has recipes for simple, delicious dishes that are sure to please the whole gang and can be made quickly and easily in the warmth of the kitchen. Stubb’s sauces, spice rubs and marinades are all-natural and certified gluten-free, with no high fructose …

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  • ‘Clementine Hunter ­­— Making a Mark’ to be on display in Natchitoches, La.

    NATCHITOCHES, La. — An exhibition of important early works of the celebrated Natchitoches artist Clementine Hunter will be on display in the Lemee House in Natchitoches, La., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit, “Clementine Hunter — Making a Mark,” will showcase some …

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  • Education co-op sets meeting

    MELBOURNE — Members of the Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in its training room at 1013 Haley St., Melbourne. Reports will include those given by Dr. Tony Prothro with the Arkansas School Boards Association and Robyn Keene with the …

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  • Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies

    ST. PAUL, Minn.  — Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as “Joan of Art” for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83. Walter Mondale, sons Ted and William and other family …

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  • Mildred Neff

    OXFORD — Mildred Jean Fanning Hiles Neff, 84, of Oxford died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Calico Rock. Born Nov. 22, 1929, in McFall, Mo., she was the daughter of Dale Fanning and Emma Lucille Daniels Fanning Richardson. She was united in marriage to Bobby …

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  • McMullin service

    The funeral service for Earlene McMullin scheduled for 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Batesville was canceled due to inclement weather. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ——— www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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  • Alice McClusky

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Alice Mae McClusky, 86, of Pleasant Plains died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Searcy. Born May 3, 1927, in Cherry Valley, she was the daughter of John E. Prince and Pearl Burnett Prince. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity …

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  • Johnny Swanson Sr.

    Johnny Edwin Swanson Sr., 71, of Batesville died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1942, in Rogers, he was the son of Edwin Leroy Swanson and Betty Ann Melvin Wilcox. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was …

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  • Pat Hooper

    ROSIE — Pat Hooper, 78, of Rosie died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Batesville. Born Aug. 2, 1935, in Batesville, he was the son of Chester and Mattie Smith Hooper. He was a long-time member and deacon of Rosie Baptist Church. He was the founder …

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  • Beautifying the community, one garden at a time

    We may have snow on the ground right now, but I’m already thinking about the warmer days ahead and what to plant outside this year. I enjoy looking at magazines and reading articles about gardening, but they don’t always pertain to this area. I want …

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