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Maynard Pioneer Days

Celebrating the past is always a theme at the annual Pioneer Days in Maynard, and what better way to illustrate the past than with a horse-drawn carriage. This buggy was part of the huge Pioneer Day Parade, which was held this past Saturday morning, Sept. 20, through the streets of downtown Maynard.

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Police seize marijuana plants from residence

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Pocahontas Police Department has seized 37 marijuana plants, all in various stages of growth, from a Pocahontas residence on Hwy. 62. This past week, an anonymous tip came to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office about a residence on Hwy. 62. The Sheriff’s Dept. passed along the information to the Pocahontas Police Dept., who began to investigate the residence.

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Arkansas Term Limits group visits Pocahontas

Arkansas Term Limits, a grass roots group against Issue 3, brought this 10-foot tall wooden horse to Pocahontas Sept. 17 to bring attention to the issue that they say will weaken the term limits passed by the Legislature. Currently State Representatives can only serve for six years and State Senators eight years. Issue 3 is also an ethics reform bill that would bar gifts from lobbyists to Legislators, bar elected officials from setting their own salaries and require they wait two years after leaving office before becoming a lobbyist. The Issue would lengthen the time a lawmaker could serve to 16 years.

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Pocahontas’ speed too much for Corning

Dalton Sullivan

Standing in the pressbox at Schoonover Stadium at halftime of the Pocahontas- Corning game last Friday night, former Pocahontas Boys’ Basketball Coach Rick Hagood made the understatement of the night. “You can’t beat speed,” he said. “You can’t teach it, and there is no substitute for it.”

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Archer Realty Players of the week

Pocahontas/Walnut Ridge game: Offensive Lineman - Zac Hart with Joe Difani. Below Defensive Lineman - Shelby Avery with Kim Middleton.

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BancorpSouth player of the week

Melanie Chester, with BancorpSouth, presents Tristan Privett #14, wide receiver and safety for the Pocahontas Redskins, the Player of the Week football for the Pocahontas/Corning game.

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