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April Events Taking Place in the Ouachitas of Arkansas

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

By Zoie Clift, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Spring is the time for chirping birds and blooming flowers and there are plenty popping up around Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Springs. To celebrate, the Outdoor Adventure Series-Birds and Bloom Weekend is April 13-15 at the park. Guided wildflower and bird hikes and educational [...]



Opening Day at the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

By Melody K. Miller,
Ozark Folk Center State Park
The Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View opens for the 2012 Season on Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. The Village is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visit with more than 20 crafts people as they create pottery, knives, quilts, blackpowder [...]



Dennis Evan Ball

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Dennis Evan Ball, of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2012. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on February 20, 1956. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his mother, Geneva Ball of Beebe; two brothers, Lewis Ball of Beebe and Larry Ball and wife, Betty, [...]



Joe J. Rieathbaum

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Joe J. Rieathbaum, 72 of Conway passed away March 20, 2012. She was born April 21, 1939.
Survived by her husband, Donald; daughters, Kay and Kim; sons, Gaylon, Donnie and Derek; sisters, Martha Whitlock of Beebe, Dean Ellis and Mary Metzger.  Services March 24 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Conway. Burial at Mayflower Cemetery.



Loveta Owens

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Loveta Owens, age 76,  of Beebe, passed away March 21, 2012. She was born August 5, 1935. She is survived by her children Lois Gregory of Beebe, Carol Payne, Brian Owens of Beebe and Debbie Foster.  Funeral Services March 25, 2012 at Thomas Funeral Chapel with interment at Apple Hill Cemetery.



Benard Ray Kirby

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Benard Ray Kirby, 73, of Benton passed away March 23, 2012. He was born April 16, 1938. He is survived by wife, Marlene; sons, Greg, Steve, Rodney and Russ; daughters Trecia, Laura, Tammy, Mariann and Pam. Brother, Eddie; sisters, Faye, Joan Nichols of Beebe and Lorraine.
Funeral services March 26, 2012 at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home. Interment [...]



James Herbert Green

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

James Herbert Green 80, of North Little Rock, passed away March 23, 2012. He was born June 24, 1931. He is survived by his wife Helen; three sons; Steve, Tim and Rick. Eight grandchildren; Cole Green and Jacob Green of Beebe, Josh, Casey, Brad, Tyler, Katelyn and Erin.  Services March 26, 2012, burial at Edgewood [...]



State Capitol Week in Review

Mar 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

From
Senator Jonathan Dismang
LITTLE ROCK –  At a meeting of the Senate Committee on Children and Youth, a national advocacy group praised the improvements made in the Arkansas juvenile justice system over the past four years.
Incarceration rates in juvenile lockups are down because more young offenders are being placed in neighborhood programs.  Less reliance on institutionalization [...]



Wayne Alexander Hayden

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Wayne Alexander Hayden, 84, of McRae, Arkansas, was born March 23, 1927, in Shiawassee County, Michigan, and he died March 15, 2012.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Frances Hayden; two sons, Harold (Cheryl) Hayden and Howard (Beverly) Huffman; one brother, Lewis Bert Hayden; four sisters, Mildred Ross, Ruth Dorrance, Cora Miller, Mabel [...]



Ernest Dewell Craig

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Ernest Dewell Craig, 77, of Beebe, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  He was born November 6, 1934 in Ladonia, Texas to the late Luke Mitchell and Mabel Lee Ard Craig.  He was a native Texan, growing up in the North Texas region of Ladonia, Honey Grove, and Windom.  He was a lifetime and 32nd [...]