Boat found; no sign of missing man in Ark. river

May 31, 2011 PIGGOTT, (AP) — Clay County authorities say they’ve located a capsized boat but still are looking for a man who went missing while fishing on the flooding St. Francis River.Sheriff Gerald McClung tells television station KAIT that Charles Dickens of Campbell, Mo., vanished early Sunday after the boat capsized on the river near Piggott in far northeastern Arkansas by State Highway 1.

Search resuming for 2 missing White County boaters

May 31, 2011 FLOYD (AP) — Authorities are resuming their search for two missing boaters on Lake Barnett in White County.Which County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeremy Clark tells The Daily Citizen that family members of the two 27-year-old men found their capsized boat about noon Saturday. Authorities began searching soon after that.The missing men are identified as Alphus Chayne “Bo” Moore and Joseph Miller. Moore’s father, Steve Moore, says the two men went fishing at the lake Friday night.

Healed bald eagle to be released

May 31, 2011 HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — A bald eagle that’s been nursed back to health after suffering a broken left wing will be released back into the wild at an Arkansas lake this week.The bird was found about four months ago in Calhoun County in southern Arkansas. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission turned the eagle over to Rodney Paul, who runs Rapture Rehab of Central Arkansas in the rural White County community of El Paso.“It’s great to see something that you’ve taken care of, that wouldn’t have survived (otherwise) ... go back into the wild,” Paul said.

Memorial to be dedicated at Albert Pike area

May 31, 2011 LANGLEY (AP) — A year after a flash flood killed 20 people at the Albert Pike Recreational Area, a memorial is set to be dedicated.The Texarkana Gazette reports members of the Langley community near the Albert Pike area have raised more than $5,000 and bought a statue for the memorial.The memorial will be dedicated on June 11 — one year to the day after the fatal flash flood. The dedication ceremony will be held on property overlooking the Albert Pike swimming area near the Lowery Store.

Man drowns at Ark. lake

May 31, 2011 ARKADELPHIA (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff’s office says a Hope man who went under water in a lake has died.Officials told KLRT-TV that 20-year-old Adrian Aguilar was swimming with his family at DeGray Lake when he went under on Sunday. It was 15 minutes before he could be rescued.Aguilar was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.Officials didn’t have any additional details.

S. African regulators allow Walmart deal

May 31, 2011 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African regulators approved Walmart’s $2.4 billion bid to buy a controlling share of Massmart today, imposing conditions that the companies themselves had proposed.Unions and government officials have expressed concerns that the arrival of the world’s biggest retailer could hurt jobs and local manufacturing. But Walmart’s interest in coming to Africa for the first time can also be seen as a vote of confidence in South Africa’s economy and the continent’s potential.

NADT to host ‘Alice’

May 31, 2011 The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will host “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus.Tickets will be available at the door and are $7 for adults and $3 for under 12.For more information, call Cindy Hubberd at 1-866-GOT-NADT ext. 0 or visit

Green reunion is Saturday

May 31, 2011 SULPHUR ROCK — The Green family reunion will be on Saturday at the Sulphur Rock City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The reunion is open to all friends and family.

Floral reunion planned

May 31, 2011 FLORAL — The Floral School reunion will be Saturday in the Midland Elementary School cafeteria in Floral. A potluck will be served at noon.The class of 1961 will be honored, as members are celebrating their 50-year reunion.The event is open to all former students, teachers and graduates. For more information call Sandra Grammer at (501) 345-2634.

Egner Cemetery to host service

May 31, 2011 The Egner Cemetery memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery.The event is open to the public.