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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products into Tunisia. This announcement fol…

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POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will dedicate The Global War on Terrorism Memorial on April 24, 2 p.m., at Patriots Park on the College campus. This is the last installation for Patriots Park, a vision of College President Jerry C. Davis, and a tangible way for the College to hono…

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LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a Desha County woman has pleaded guilty to theft of property by deception for caring for her husband, the patient, which is conduct that would make her ineligible to be paid by the Medicaid program.

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PINE BLUFF — April is National Fresh Celery Month, and Arkansans can mark the occasion by taking advantage of the vegetable’s special flavor when cooking soups, stews, pot roasts or vegetable stocks, Marilyn Burch, Extension associate-foods and nutrition for the University of Arkansas at Pin…

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There are some individuals who are able to provide for their families due to living off the land. They plant and grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise free-range chickens, and supply their cattle herd with all of the fresh green grass their tummies can handle. For many of us, that just…

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In a proclamation signed by Newton County Judge, Warren Campbell, Easter Sunday April 21 (2019) has been designated “Lurton Assembly Sunday.” The church is celebrating 75 years of ministry.

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Chris Martin of Western Grove and Karen Eddings of Bellefonte announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Melissa Martin to Kevin Dale Gibbins, son of Shannon and Vanessa Gibbins of Compton.

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Newton County Library invites the public to an evening with Douglas Stevenson, earth activist, author, media producer, entrepreneur, artist, musician and speaker, Thursday, April 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library. Admission is free. For over 40 years, Stevenson has been on the cutting edge…

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The Newton County Cancer Support Group reminds everyone that cancer is a growing health problem. Each year there are over 1.5 million new cases of varied types of cancer. Over 12 million people have cancer today, and over 1.5 million people will get diagnosed with a type of cancer this year,…

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Three fishing derbies have been planned for this year at the Compton Community Pond, Compton VFD Station No. 1, located 1/2 mile north of Compton on Highway 43 North.

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MT. JUDEA — Last month, the Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education awarded contracts to the members of the certified and classified staffs. At its regular meeting held Monday, April 8, the board approved the salary schedule for the 2019-20 school year. The salary schedule meets th…

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MT. JUDEA — Applications have been sent to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for funding through the agency's Go RED! grant program for the purchase of new school buses for the Mt. Judea campus, announced Deer/Mt. Judea School District Superintendent Dr. Andrew Curry.

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Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and former District Judge Johnnie A. Copeland announced her decision to run for Circuit Judge, Division 4 in the Fourteenth Judicial District. The Fourteenth Judicial District includes Baxter, Boone, Marion and Newton counties. 

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MT. JUDEA — Last month, the Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education awarded contracts to the members of the certified and classified staffs. At its regular meeting held Monday, April 8, the board approved the salary schedule for the 2019-20 school year. The salary schedule meets th…

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MT. JUDEA — Applications have been sent to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for funding through the agency's Go RED! grant program for the purchase of new school buses for the Mt. Judea campus, announced Deer/Mt. Judea School District Superintendent Dr. Andrew Curry.

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After much anticipation among wildflower enthusiasts, waterfall hunters, and hikers this spring, the new and improved Lost Valley Area of Buffalo National River will reopen on Thursday, April 18.

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When I read the article about the butterflies who are welcome in Jasper, it made me remember when I was teaching first grade in Springdale. We decided to raise butterflies so we purchased a kit. It had a netting type cage for the butterflies to be hatched in. We watched every day for any cha…

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LITTLE ROCK — Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Tamera Cantu, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS-Criminal Investigation Dallas Field Office, announced the indictment of Chris Michael Guidry, 44, of Drasco, for allegedly failing to pay over employment tax.

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Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler reported the weekend was busier than normal with several major incidents taking place. In addition to the more common patrol activities, calls for service and the medical and fire emergencies his office dispatched, Wheeler highlighted the more serious calls.

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LITTLE ROCK — Karrie Arbuckle, a principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Bentonville, achieved the status of Master School Principal and was recognized April 11 at the State Board of Education meeting. To achieve this designation from the Arkansas Leadership Academy’s Master Princ…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and ranches and those who operate them, including new data about on-farm decision making, down…

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Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes across the nation’s roadways. The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage drivers to put down their phones while driving.

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LITTLE ROCK — Mike Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist, announced approximately $300,000 in funding is available through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approa…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20th, 2018 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementation of key programs. USDA held several listening…

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In a proclamation signed by Newton County Judge, Warren Campbell, Easter Sunday April 21 (2019) has been designated “Lurton Assembly Sunday.” The church is celebrating 75 years of ministry.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christopher McCarty, age 44, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 168 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, and a fine of $7,400.00, for on…

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Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were contacted at 1:38 AM today by authorities within the Helena-West Helena Police Department. A request was made for the agents to investigate an officer involved shooting that had occurred earlier today.

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LITTLE ROCK —The Correction Department will keep secret any records about lethal injection and carrying out the death penalty, under a bill that exempts those records from the state Freedom of Information Act.

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A new lawsuit by property owners and farmers along the White River and its tributaries, including but not limited to the Black River, Cache River, and Little Red River, has been filed against the United States of America, specifically related to conduct by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Henry Velasco, age 31, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, and a $1,900.00 fine for one count of Po…

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LITTLE ROCK – Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes across the nation’s roadways. The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage drivers to put down their phones while driving.

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WASHINGTON, AR – Learn how to go beyond the basics of researching family history during a free genealogy workshop with the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the WPA Gymnasium at the Historic Washington State Park at 100 S.W. Morrison St.

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LITTLE ROCK — Scam artists are hiding online pretending to sell domestic pets, but instead are taking the consumer’s money without turning over a new fluffy friend. Often, these ads are found on free buy-and-sell websites and use especially endearing photos of the animal they have no intenti…

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The Newton County Cancer Support Group reminds everyone that cancer is a growing health problem. Each year there are over 1.5 million new cases of varied types of cancer. Over 12 million people have cancer today, and over 1.5 million people will get diagnosed with a type of cancer this year,…

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The Mockingbird Hill Water Association board will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m., in the board room of First National Title in Jasper. All water customers are invited.

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There will be a selfie contest in conjunction with the Mt. Judea Heritage Day celebration. Mt. Judea Heritage Day is May 4 from 9 am to 2 pm. Selfies must have been taken in 2019.  A list of the 40 selfies can be picked up at the school, the Mercantile, Ozark Outdoor Sports and Farm Supply, …