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Hamburger supper held for local teen

Local teenager Braxton Beard was injured in an ATV accident in May, resulting in serious, life-threatening injuries. Since then, Beard has come a long way in his recovery but is still receiving medical care. Friends of the Beard family organized a hamburger supper fundraiser to help with expenses. It was...
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A lesson in generosity from seven-year-old Reed Spellmeyer

For many seven-year-old boys and girls, the loss of a tooth means one thing – a quick influx of cash, thanks to the efforts of the beloved tooth fairy. And, for a child, that cash offers endless possibilities. Now imagine the possibilities created when the tooth fairy visits not once...
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Stuttgart Animal Shelter to hold free adoption drive on Saturday

The Stuttgart Animal Shelter will hold an adoption drive on Saturday, June 19, at the Stuttgart Police Department. The shelter currently has several healthy kittens in need of good homes. Susie Kagabein, a volunteer at the shelter, says the adoption drive will start at 8 a.m. “We’re going to do...
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Board approves curriculum purchases for 2021-2022 school year

The Stuttgart School Board of Directors met in a special session Thursday to approve several curriculum purchases for the 2021-2022 school year and to address personnel matters. Board members Victor Johnson, Tim Vose, Candace Prine, and chairperson Napoleon Davis, Jr., were present. Superintendent Dr. Rick Gales suggested four specific curriculum...
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Obituary: Clarence Edward Nelms of Stuttgart

Clarence Edward Nelms, 94, of Stuttgart passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Baptist Health-Little Rock. Mr. Nelms was born July 8, 1926, in Hamburg, Ark., to Benjamin and Cora Nelms. He retired as shift foreman after over 30 years with Riceland. He always enjoyed gardening and was known to sit in a rocking chair under the pear tree to “watch his garden grow”. He had a passion for the outdoor whether it be hunting, trapping or fishing. He loved to entertain big crowds with a fish fry or singing around the piano, but his great love was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them. He was a deacon and faithful member of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.
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Juneteenth celebration to be held in Stuttgart this Saturday

The Second Annual Sugartown Juneteenth celebration will take place this Saturday from 1-7 p.m. at J.B. Bryant Park on N. Buerkle St. in Stuttgart. Tiffany Earls, an event organizer, said that the celebration is open to everyone. “It’s for everybody to have a good time, come out and enjoy, and...
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Ricemen drop a pair of close contests to Maumelle #2

After a doubleheader sweep of Pine Bluff on Tuesday, Stuttgart’s American Legion team traveled to North Little Rock on Thursday, where they squared off against Maumelle #2. A six-run first inning followed by a three-run fourth proved to be too much for Stuttgart to overcome in a 10-8 loss in the first game Thursday night.
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Stuttgart Ricemen sweep doubleheader from Pine Bluff

Stuttgart’s American Legion team hosted a team from Pine Bluff on Tuesday night at Charlie Crawford Field with the Ricemen earning a doubleheader sweep. The Ricemen won game one, 12-2, before outlasting Pine Bluff, 7-6, in the nightcap. Game One: Stuttgart 12 Pine Bluff 2. Dylan Duncan started game one...
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Best of the Grand Prairie 2021 Winners

The Best of the Grand Prairie people’s choice awards celebrate the best of the best in Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, and Prairie counties. Our readers and listeners have voted on their favorite restaurants, shops, services, people, and more. The votes have been counted and all of the winners can be viewed here!
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Stuttgart Police Department Incident Reports: June 15, 2021

Popeye’s, 2104 S. Main St., second-degree criminal mischief. An employee discovered the restaurant’s front south-facing double window broken and a large rock inside. 400 block of W. Spring St., first-degree terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing. Intersection of N. Maple St. and W. Erie St., operation of a vehicle during DWI license...
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Arkansas Postcard Past

Almyra, circa 1920: The small but prosperous Arkansas County farming town's high school was having a parade, one of the floats, pictured here, resembling a Dutch cottage, complete with windmill and covered in shocks of rice. Presumably the driver of the vehicle beneath, likely a farm truck, looked out the front opening.
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Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce News: June 17, 2021

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS | GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET | BEARDED CHEF GUY | GREAT GRANTS FOR TEACHERS | TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON DOOR PRIZES | RIGHTFIBER BY RITTER COMMUNICATIONS | WELCOME NEW MEMBER | APRIL & MAY MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS | CITY SALES TAX REVENUES | CHAMBER EVENTS CALENDAR. Business After Hours.
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Clarence Edward Nelms, 94

Clarence Edward Nelms, 94, of Stuttgart passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Baptist Health-Little Rock. Mr. Nelms was born July 8, 1926, in Hamburg, Ark., to Benjamin and Cora Nelms. He retired as shift foreman after over 30 years with Riceland. He always enjoyed gardening and was known to sit in a rocking chair under the pear tree to “watch his garden grow”. He had a passion for the outdoor whether it be hunting, trapping or fishing. He loved to entertain big crowds with a fish fry or singing around the piano, but his great love was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them. He was a deacon and faithful member of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.
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Quilters regroup after 2 years apart

The Grand Prairie Quilt Society held its Country Quilt Camp VII on Thursday-Sunday at the Cross Heirs Retreat Center at Humphrey. Eight members attended. "We were all excited to be back together after a two-year absence," a spokesman said in a news release. "After arriving on Thursday, tables and sewing machines were set up and some serious sewing and visiting ensued."
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Kroger Closes Stores, Edwards to Prevent New Food Desert

Kroger Co.'s decision to close five stores in Arkansas would have left two more towns with no full-service grocery stores, but the Edwards grocery store chain is coming to the rescue in Brinkley. Citing “poor performance and struggling sales” even amid the pandemic as the cause for all of the...
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