Monthly Archives: October 2011

And in today’s ‘Odd News’ . . .

It’s been a little while since we posted a collection of the day’s oddest news headlines, so we thought we’d catch up, beginning with the story of a 5-year old who took the family car to look for her mother … Continue reading

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Beebe: ‘You’d have to be living in a cave’ to think Obama will win Arkansas in 2012

In an interview with the Talk Business website, Ark. Gov. Mike Beebe said he does not believe President Barack Obama (D) will claim Arkansas in the 2012 election. He noted the president’s low approval rating in the Natural State and … Continue reading

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MJHS announces Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners

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East Side students show what they can be if they remain drug free!

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SAU’s bell tower will chime again

When visitors come to Southern Arkansas University for the holiday season this year, the campus’s landmark Bell Tower will once again be ringing. The Bell Tower was constructed in 1976 as a water tower for the campus, and until recently, … Continue reading

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Magnolia City Council to meet today at 5 p.m.; Redistricting of wards on agenda

Magnolia City Council will meet at 5 p.m. today in City Council Chambers. The agenda for that meeting includes the following: Discussion of new clerk at the District Court. A Resolution expressing the willingness of the City of Magnolia, Columbia … Continue reading

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Garland Co. to Hot Springs man: Don’t mock a cop.

The Associated Press reports that authorities in Garland County have charged a man with impersonating a law enforcement officer for allegedly pulling over motorists and writing fake tickets. The Sentinel-Record reports that 20-year-old Wilmar Arnulfo Perez was arrested at his home Wednesday … Continue reading

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Local 4H clubs seek new members!

Columbia County 4H clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members. The purpose of these clubs is to give youth ages 5-19 an opportunity to participate in the youth development educational program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  Youth … Continue reading

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Banner-News Halloween Costume Contest Entries

As you know, the Banner-News is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest for Columbia County residents ages newborn to 12 years. Three prizes will be awarded: First place, a $50 gift card; second place, a $25 gift card; and third place, … Continue reading

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Hey, deer hunters: Will you win the Triple Trophy Award?

From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission newsletter: A reward, in addition to personal satisfaction, awaits hunters who qualify for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award. Hunters who qualify for the Triple Trophy Award must, within a single annual … Continue reading

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