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Going to the Rice Expo? There’s an app for that

Jul 30, 2014 4:31pm

Let your smartphone be your guide with the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo app. The app, available for iOS and Android smart phones, is free.

The Arkansas Rice Expo will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday...

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Autism Awareness Month was declared in Lonoke County by County Judge Doug Erwin in a proclamation signing at the Lonoke County Courthouse. Cindy Weathers, with Lillyanne, of Ward; and Anne Swint, with Mary Allen, of Lonoke, accompanied Erwin at the signing. Both daughters have been diagnosed as autistic. Parents at the signing agreed that there are many misunderstandings and called for better education about the disorder. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

Autism: a different way of seeing things

Apr 17, 2014 2:45pm

Usually it is mom who knows first. She knows her child is different but she just cannot quite put her finger on why. Just different. But that is the time to tell a doctor of her concerns and have...

Lonoke Schools menu April 21-25

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 2:26pm

High school

Monday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, gravy, fruit, whole wheat roll, milk.

Tuesday: Cheeseburger, french fries, lettuce/tomato, baked beans, fruit,...

Council hears of new female youth program

Apr 17, 2014 2:22pm

Tara Shephard spoke to the Lonoke City Council on Monday night about a new girls mentoring program for Lonoke County.

Shephard, who is a 1993 graduate of Lonoke High School, is looking to...

Lonoke student expelled for remainder of the school year

Apr 17, 2014 2:21pm

The Lonoke School Board met on Monday night during a special meeting to discuss disciplinary issue with a male high school student.

By unanimous vote of the board, a tenth grade, male high...

AgHeritage Farm Credit services to hold annual stockholders meeting

Apr 15, 2014 10:21pm

The AgHeritage Farm Credit Services annual stockholders meeting will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, for the purpose of presenting the reports of the association and opening the election process for...

Central Arkansas public housing programs among grant recipients

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $16,501,505 to 105 Arkansas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements, including several operations in...

Before the Lonoke Democrat

Apr 10, 2014 8:58am

141 years ago, Prairie County Democrat – Feb. 1, 1873:

TO OUR PATRONS

With this issue, the publication of the DEMOCRAT ceases at this place [DeVall’s Bluff]. The press and material...

Reason No.5 to sign up with Smart911

Apr 10, 2014 8:54am

Smart911 Safety Profile service is available to all Arkansans through an act of the State Legislature. The service is paid for, it is ready for residents to use – all that needs be done is for...

Former Arkansas Razorback D.J. Williams and mother, Vicky Williams , on right at the head table, were keynote speakers at the annual Open Arms Banquet held Thursday at Cabot Junior High School North. Their accounts of surviving domestic abuse underscored the need for services such as provided by Open Arms Shelter at Lonoke. “I would have left [the abuse] much sooner had there been someplace I could have gone or for my children,” Vicky said. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

Open Arms Shelter: a chance to catch a dream

Apr 10, 2014 8:52am

Supporters of Open Arms Shelter at Lonoke filled the Cabot Junior High School North cafeteria Thursday evening for the second annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Banquet.

Keynote...

Lonoke kinderarten registration is April 24.

Apr 10, 2014 8:47am

Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will be held Thursday, April 24, from noon to 7 p.m. at Lonoke Primary School.

All children who are 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2014, are...