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Randolph County Fair Parade

The Stars and Stripes make the turn off of Everett Street onto Van Bibber as the 2014 Randolph County Fair parade made its way to the fairgrounds Tuesday night. Despite temperatures in the mid-90’s, a good crowd turned out for the parade, which serves as the unofficial start for the week’s activities.

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Annual Farm Bureau meeting features updates from Peco official

Duane Weems, the Live Ope r a tions Manager for Peco in Pocahontas, was the guest speaker Monday night at the annual Randolph County Farm Bureau dinner held at the Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.

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Farm Family honored

The 2014 Randolph County Farm Family of the Year, the Mike and Becky French family were recognized at the Randolph County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Dinner Monday night. Mike and his son Eric farm 2,600 acres of rice and soybeans in southeastern Randolph County. The family is pictured with Randolph County Farm Bureau President Keith Futrell.

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A-State Athletics announces largest personal gift commitment in its history

The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Tuesday the single largest personal gift commitment in its history, a $5 million contribution by the Johnny Allison family that will be used in conjunction with A-State’s “Centennial Expansion” project. “This is a monumental occasion for Arkansas State University made possible by one of our most successful and recognizable alumni, Johnny Allison, and his family,” said A-State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir. “We’ve taken a major step today in our mission to strengthen our national brand and provide first-class facilities for our student-athletes and fans.

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