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Local Chamber hosts annual appreciation luncheon, golf tourney

Over 175 chamber members, business leaders, government officials and golfers turned out last week for the annual Randolph Chamber of Commerce Member Appreciation Day. The 175-plus in attendance was by far the largest turnout in several years, and the unseasonably cool weather and sunny skies helped the golfing portion of the Appreciation Day to be maxed out as well.

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Pocahontas Board approves new PE/ multi-purpose facility at Junior High

The Pocahontas School Board has given the greenlight to a new PE/Multipurpose facility to be built at Pocahontas Junior High School. At their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, July 21, the board members heard from Architect Albert Frankenberger, who has done several projects for the district over the past 20 years.

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Love marbles? Show to feature collectors from several states

The 3rd annual Northeast Arkansas Marble show will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Days Inn and Suites, Hwy. 67 S. in Pocahontas. Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded. Collectors from several states will be on hand with their extensive marble collections. On Thursday and Friday the public can bring marbles in for appraisal or identification. The Saturday  show is free to the public.

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Local youth bowlers place in tournament

Pocahontas youth bowlers participated in the Arkansas State USBC Youth Championship tournament in Springdale. Julia Morgan placed 7th out of 69 Prep girls division with a 665. Joe Collins placed 8th out of 135 senior-major boys division.

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Granddaugher of local couple places first in USFA World Series

Marley Hinesley of Vilonia placed first in the 12 and under Fast-Pitch Softball U.S.F.A. World Series Tournament held in Florida recently. She plays on the Arkansas Pride team. Marley is the granddaughter of Benny and Melody Blackwell of Pocahontas.

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Great day for fishing on Spring River

Al Pearson of Yellville, formerly of Pocahontas, caught this Largemouth Bass on Spring River near Ravenden on Sunday using a soft plastic minnow.

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