Skyla Conger (left) as Gwendolen Fairfax and Gavin Wilson as Jack Worthing rehearse a scene from the Arkansas State University Department of Theatre production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. Performances will be Friday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30 in the Drama Theatre of the F…

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During recent hands-on training sessions, Firefighter Essentials students at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas practiced specialized life-saving techniques. Firefighter students were trained to work in teams of two to rescue victims and render aid to other firefighters who have bec…

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Ohlin Rousch Bice

PARAGOULD — The band Special Consensus will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., in downtown Paragould

JONESBORO — The Department of English, Philosophy and World Languages, along with the A-State Writing Center at Arkansas State University will celebrate National Day on Writing on Wednesday.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University recently released the names of those students graduating for the summer of 2021.

LITTLE ROCK — Medicare Open Enrollment Period begins today and the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) Senior Health Insurance Information Program (AR SHIIP) offers free counseling to assist Arkansans who are eligible for Medicare.

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After completing a crash-course in comedy, two A-State faculty members, Dr. Virginie Rolland (top), associate professor of quantitative wildlife ecology, and Dr. John Artim, lecturer in biology, will perform stand-up comedy live on stage in Denver, Colo., along with other scientists in “Stan…

JONESBORO — The Arvest Foundation has announced donations of $19,500 to nonprofit organizations in Jonesboro. The organizations receiving grants all work to improve the quality of life for children and adults.

FORREST CITY — The East Arkansas Community College Gallery in Forrest City is currently offering an exhibition by artist Donnie Copeland of Arkadelphia, “Discordant, Clashing, and Found: Painted Collage.” The exhibit will run through Nov. 30.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has recently released the names of students on the dean’s list for the summer 2021 semester. Undergraduate students must achieve a grade point average between 3.6 to 3.99 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours to be included on the dean’s list. S…

Church sets revival

Scott II and Morgan Bell of East Prairie Mo., are the parents of a son, Ohlin Rousch Brice. The 8-pound, 14-ouncer arrived at 4:49 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 at Saint Frances Healthcare Family BirthPlace.

POCAHONTAS — The 28th Annual Novaria/BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament was held Sept. 24 at Rolling Hills Country Club, raising over $46,000 for the Black River Technical College Foundation to fund student scholarships.

JONESBORO — Monday is Columbus Day and while it is a federal holiday, few city or county offices will close in observance.

POINSETT COUNTY — The 45th Annual Arkansas Rice Festival is set for Saturday in downtown Weiner. The festival, celebrating Arkansas rice farming and the harvest, is held annually the second weekend in October in conjunction with National Rice Promotion Month.

POINSETT COUNTY — The 45th Annual Arkansas Rice Festival is set for Saturday in downtown Weiner. The festival, celebrating Arkansas rice farming and the harvest, is held annually the second weekend in October in conjunction with National Rice Promotion Month.

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Seth Harmon (left) portrays neat freak Felix Ungar and Landon Rogers plays slovenly Oscar Madison in the Valley View Theater Department of “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. The production is directed by Jason Despain. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Valley Vi…

The annual fall workday at Brockett Cemetery on Arkansas 115 between Pocahontas and Maynard will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools.

JONESBORO — The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Archives (ASA) recently announced that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue the digitization of historic Arkansas newspapers for a third cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

TYRONZA — Southern Tenant Farmers Museum officials will host a celebration honoring the 15th anniversary of the center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 117 S. Main St.

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