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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu September 29, 2016

Historical society moves to former post office building

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

The recent move of the Cleburne County Historical Society to the old Heber Springs post office building might be said to be a prime example of how the society is preserving the history of the county. Charles Stuart, president of the historical society, said Heber Springs’ old post office was built in 1937 at 102 E. Main St. as the Federal Building, housing a post office on the main floor and Department of Agriculture offices in the basement. The building was expanded in 1962 and sold to the county when a new post office was built in 1991. “The county bought it and held dist... READ MORE

White County United Way seeks to raise $400K for area nonprofits By JILLIAN MCGEHEE

SEARCY — About 70 people from Searcy and surrounding areas recently gathered for the United Way of White County Campaign Kickoff luncheon, where it was revealed that $400,000 is the organization’s fundraising goal.

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FestiVille celebrates city’s talent, businesses By SYD HAYMAN

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville’s annual fall festival celebrates the community with two days of entertainment, food, contests and more.

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Weeks enjoys time in Olympic competition By MARK BUFFALO

CABOT — Lexi Weeks of Cabot may not have won a medal or qualified for the finals of the women’s pole vault at the Summer Olympics in Brazil, but she’s still proud of her accomplishments this summer.

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First stone-skipping event successful, founder says By TAMMY KEITH

The Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championships — the first in Arkansas — held at the Fairfield Bay Marina earlier this month was so much fun that the event will likely be held again next year, said founder John Baker of Little Rock.

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School begins Teacher Cadets Program By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — At Batesville High School, students are already receiving hands-on experience in what it takes to lead a classroom.

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Auction to support development center By ANGELA SPENCER

Every student and client at the Lonoke Exceptional Development Center has a goal. Whether it is to develop motor skills, work on communication or get a job, children and adults at the center work every day to overcome their disabilities and meet their needs.

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Depot Days expands to two days By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — Newport’s yearly music heritage festival has grown to add a day for the sounds that helped put Jackson County on the map.

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Speaker to address balanced living By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — Author and speaker Suzette Brawner said she dedicated to helping people enjoy their lives, and she’ll soon bring that zeal when she visits Newport.

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Calico Rock native named Miss Arkansas CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CALICO ROCK — Savannah Skidmore is on cloud nine.

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