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Stories from Saturday, August 27, 2011

Spring River gem club presents flintknapping Sept. 1 (08/27/11)
The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club cordially invites everyone to our Thursday morning, September 1, 2011, meeting, 10:00 AM, at the Omaha Center, Cherokee Village, Ark. Special guest speaker, Al Spencer, will be presenting the program, "Getting Started in Flintknapping."...
Highland Council approves land purchase (08/27/11)
Highland City Council met in a special meeting last week to discuss the possibility of obtaining two properties required to build the city park, which will be paid for through a grant. A setback occurred when the land designated for the park was not large enough to accommodate the new facility. The city then began work to obtain property near East Lakeshore Drive in Highland...
Rebel Booster Club reports on progress to SRACC (08/27/11)
The Spring River Chamber of Commerce had an exciting meeting Aug. 16 at Cozumel in Hardy as representatives from the Rebel Booster Club and Highland High School gave a briefing on upcoming activities for the 2011-2012 school year. Highland First Assembly of God Pastor Chris Clem also gave a briefing of the recent Backpack Extravaganza...
Online car buyers warned of latest scam to defraud customers (08/27/11)
More and more people are searching for -- and finding -- their new vehicles online. Unfortunately, scam artist are aware of this virtual market and have found ways to take advantage of it. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation in warning consumers about the latest scam in which shoppers are being victimized by fraudulent vehicle sales and false claims of vehicle protection programs...
Salem school year off to a good start (08/27/11)
As the new school year begins, it appears that enrollment at the Salem School District is holding steady. The Salem School Board met on Aug. 15, at the end of the first day of school. "Our first day of school was a great one here at Salem," said Superintendent Ken Rich said. "We're off to a very, very good start. We had 720 students here today. That is down, just slightly, from last year's three quarter average of 727."...