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‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ could split top Oscars

By Brian Smith, Special to The Sun
“American Sniper” may be the people’s choice, but it’s almost certainly not going to get the Academy Award for best picture this year. It will just have to settle . . . more »

Local DAR recognizes essay winners, good citizens

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the winners of its annual essay contests, as well as Good Citizen Award recipients on Tuesday in the fellowship . . . more »

Juvenile fiction author to visit library Tuesday

JONESBORO — Best-selling author Sheila Turnage will present a program at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Round Room of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave.
Turnage is proof that . . . more »

Social calendar

Today
Spring River Gem and Mineral Club, 10 a.m., Museum of Imagination, Salem.
B2B Business Network International, 11:30 a.m., Front Page Cafe, 2117 E. Parker Road.
Altrusa Club, noon, . . . more »

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ASU hosting third faculty recital Monday

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Department of Music will present the third concert in the 2014-15 Faculty Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive. . . . more »

Museum announces student art winners

PIGGOTT — Winners of the 13th annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition were announced during a reception Jan. 31 at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott. . . . more »

Pianists to present Treble Clef program

JONESBORO — The Treble Clef Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the recital hall of the Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center. . . . more »

Creech art on display in El Dorado

EL DORADO — "Delta Landscapes by Norwood Creech" will continue through Feb. 28 in the Merkle Gallery of the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St. . . . more »

Brown’s work on display at public library

JONESBORO — The works of Randy Brown will be on display through Feb. 28 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »

Births

Niya Ruth is the name chosen by Joshua and Melani Robles of Marmaduke for their daughter, who arrived Wednesday, Jan. 28, at St. Bernards Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
Niya . . . more »