By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer There are only two days left to vote early for the 2014 General Election. Early voting has been held at the Ouachita County Courthouse since Oct. 20. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday before election day...
Category: Local News    Published: Friday, October 31st, 2014     comments
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First United Methodist Church preschoolers dress up in costumes to sing Halloween songs and parade Thursday morning for family and friends.
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By PATRIC FLANNIGAN Staff Writer The Ouachita County Health Units is announcing that a date has been set for the local, free flu vaccination clinic. The Ouachita County Mass Flu Clinic is set for 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the gym at First Assembly of God Church located at 1275 Maul Roa...
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Dasia Peterson, foreground, and Breyonna Creer, background, both of El Dorado, enjoy being frightened by Camden Jaycee Bryant Carman, not pictured, and the chainsaw he chased them with during the Jaycees' “Scareview” haunted house Thursday night. The house will be open from 8 p.m. until...
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The Camden Police Department and the Animal Control Division is hosting a “Pet of the Week” item each week to feature animals in the local pound. As an added incentive for resident to adopt one of these dogs, Dr. James Rocconi of Camden Animal Hospital is donating his services for an ad...
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By JENNIFER SHERIDAN Staff Writer Ouachita County’s unemployment rate decreased from August to September, according to statistics released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. The last reported unemployment rate for Ouachita County in the Camden News was for July. One year afte...
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Anytime Fitness will hold its Relay for Life 5K Pumpkin Run at 8 a.m. Saturday.  Proceeds will benefit the Ouachita County chapter of Relay for Life. All area Relay for Life teams are invited to participate in the 5K, and participants can run the race in honor of, or in memory of, loved ones...
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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday and clocks should be set back one hour Saturday night. The end of Daylight Saving Time is also a good time to check the batteries in smoke detectors throughout the home to make sure that the devices are functioning properly.
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(Information for church briefs should be submitted to the Camden News office no later than noon on the Wednesday before the event. Information must be dropped off on FULL, 8x11” sheets of paper, emailed to the office at camdennews@camdenarknews.com, mailed to: Camden News, P.O. Box 798, Camden...
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith’s w...
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By the Rev.  Steve Ellison Hebrews 10:31 states a sobering truth, “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” However, one of the dominant themes of both the Old and New Testaments is a recurring promise that God gives regarding His faithfulness. He repeat...
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Jaycees hosting ‘Scareview’ event “Scareview Presents: Massacre on Maul Road” by the Camden Jaycees will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight today; and from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday. The house will be closed on Wednesday. The house is located at 392 Maul Road, next to...
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Court upholds dismissal in Dirksmeyer murder LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit that was filed by the boyfriend of a slain Arkansas beauty queen. Kevin Jones was initially charged and put on trial for the 2005 killing of his girlfriend, Non...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state election panel is sending an election monitor to an eastern Arkansas polling site to keep an eye on early voting. The move by the state Board of Election Commissioners comes after monitors found several violations during early voting last week at the Phillips County...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency's executive director over claims he didn't provide documents requested by an Arkansas newspaper. District Judge Alice Lightle signed the warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, the executive director of the Metropolitan Housi...
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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton ventured outside their parties' geographic bases Thursday, underscoring how much the rivals in Arkansas' Senate race are hunting for every vote in the final stretch of their nationally watched campaign. Pryor v...
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Nissan Infiniti SUVs recalled to fix air bags DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it’s recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers the QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from 2014. The compa...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that’s now getting a second look. A report coming out today from...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. In a complaint filed Thursday in federal court, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that the company misled consumer...
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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Today, a few dozen recently built homes sit on Kalapana&rsquo...
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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation’s most closely watched clash between p...
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NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.’s refining and chemical operations rescued the company’s third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company, posted a surprise increase in profit thanks to a 38 percent increas...
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, said the filmmaker remain...
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1. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Broadway Books) 3. "The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 4. "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 5. "The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 6....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury should decide a claim by the children of Marvin Gaye that the 2012 hit song "Blurred Lines" improperly copied elements of their father's music, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt made the ruling after reviewing conflicting analyses...
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