Counselor to be honored

September 23, 2008 EVENING SHADE - Julie Royal Stroud has been notified that she is the Arkansas Counseling Association School Counselor of the Year. She is a member of the Central Region.

Wholesale store under new management

September 23, 2008 For those with a home remodeling project in their near future, M & J Wholesale carries an extensive line of both decorative and utility lighting to fit just about any need, according to manager Keith

Apex launches AT&T ‘Superstore’

September 23, 2008 The newest and largest AT&T authorized retail store in Arkansas is now open Batesville, according to Tim McNatt, president/chief executive officer of Apex Communications headquartered in Wynne.

Bernanke: Recession certain in absence of bailout

September 23, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned Congress today it risks a recession, with higher unemployment and increased home foreclosures, if lawmakers fail to pass the Bu

Family & Friends Briefs

September 23, 2008 Brain injury conference slated LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas: State of the State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference will be Nov. 7 at the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center in Little Rock.

Penny will get design changes

September 23, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Next year, the penny will be getting not just one new look but four of them, the first changes to the 1-cent coin in 50 years.

Area Briefs

September 23, 2008 Ken James to speak at Lyon Arkansas' commissioner of education, Dr. Ken James, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College's Nucor Auditorium.

Oxford man arrested on drug charges

September 23, 2008 MELBOURNE - A traffic stop during the late night hours Wednesday has resulted in the driver's arrest on drug-related charges.