• Salado Baptist homecoming set

    SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon. The gospel group Beebe Believers will perform at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Three receive accreditation

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Veterans Outreach Ministries of Pleasant Plains has announced the recent accreditation of three members as Veterans Administration claims agents. Receiving their VA accreditation are Paul Bunn of Bradford, Benjy Rook of Searcy and Bobby Bowman of Greenbrier. By federal law, an …

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  • Farm Bureau donates $2,500 to campaign

    MELBOURNE — The Board of Farm Bureau Insurance has committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Its contribution will pay to furnish an area in the Student Services Center on the Melbourne campus. In December 2013, Ozarka College broke ground on …

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  • ‘Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night’ set

    PARAGOULD — KASU-FM, the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University, will present “Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night” for its next Bluegrass Monday concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The Clark Family Trio and Clancey …

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  • Local trap winners announced

    The following is a list of winners of trap tournaments held at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex last weekend. Winners of Saturday’s John H. Hickman Foundation shoot were: 1st Flight: 1st Place – Clay Crushers – Blake Caldwell, Shawn Caldwell, Randy Lamons, Sawyer Keller, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This Ball-Barnett family photo was taken about 1906-07 in front of the Ball Farmhouse near Batesville. They are (standing, from left) Lockie Ball Barnett, Ira Nelson Barnett, Simon Adler Ball, George Cornelius, Charles W. Barnett, Washington Monroe Ball, William Franklin Ball and Bessie McDonald (Mrs. …

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  • Sullivans mark 50th anniversary

                      Mr. and Mrs. Billy Dean Sullivan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Pauline Hawkins and Billy Dean Sullivan exchanged vows June 21, 1964, at 20th Street Baptist Church. Leon Carmichael officiated. They have two children, …

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  • Mt. Pleasant grad earns degree

      POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Christopher Morgan of Sidney graduated from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, during recent 2014 commencement exercises. Morgan received a bachelor of science in computer science. He is a Mount Pleasant High School graduate. This year, 321 students participated …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Madison Barnett, Sarah Campbell, Justus Cooper, Hannah Curtis, Brittney Dudra, Adam Johnson, Amethyst …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Repelling deer, growing artichokes, field phlox, zinnias

    The deer love my vegetable and flower garden. Any suggestions to keep them at bay (other than the obvious)? Aside from the many gadgets readily available, there are numerous natural ways that work for some gardeners. Using human hair, soap flakes, and plants that deer …

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  • Few people know about this major health problem

    It’s called one of the biggest worldwide health problems of today and strangely few people even know about it. Iodine deficiency. That’s right, the stuff that’s in iodized salt has been disappearing from our diets. So what is iodine and what does it do? Iodine …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    One person’s battle with Obama care My Nightmare: In November 2013 my insurance agent contacted me regarding health insurance. The agent stated that Blue Cross Blue Shield had contacted them stating that my health insurance rates would be going up and that they thought I …

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