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Mount Zion General Baptist Church in Morganton will hold a community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30. The Easter story will be told at 11 a.m. followed by an egg hunt and lunch. Everyone is welcome.

The Van Buren County Health Department will host a reception in celebration of 100 Years of Public Health from 1-3 p.m. April 5 at the office on Quality Drive in Clinton. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Gary Wheeler of the state Health Department.

The fifth annual Ride for Life is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6, 2013, at the rodeo arena on the Clinton school grounds. There will be games, races, food and drink. Horses must be current on coggins. For more information call Mercedes Duncan at (501) 213-6265 or 745-6060 or e-mail

Photography workshops are set for each Saturday in April at Bill Ward’s cabin near Bee Branch. Ward is the author of two books, including his latest, Beyond the River … Stories of Life Near the Arkansas. For more information on the workshops call (501) 450-2599 or visit

On April 3, cattlemen and industry experts will gather to discuss issues affecting the cattle industry at the Little Red River Beef Cattle Conference, held at the Cleburne County Livestock Auction, 749 Pangburn Drive, Heber Springs. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information contact Danny Griffin at the Van Buren County Extension Office, 745-7117.

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