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Soaking up some rays

June 5, 2013

Easton Ray, 6 months, enjoys his pool for the first time on a recent hot afternoon. Easton is the son of Cory and Nikki Ray.

Mississippians taking supplies to Okla.

June 5, 2013

SMITHVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A group of volunteers from a Mississippi town that was hit hard by a tornado in 2011 will travel this week to help victims of a deadly twister that hit Oklahoma.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal says volunteers from Smithville Baptist Church will leave Wednesday to take a trailer full of supplies to Moore, Okla.

A deadly EF5 tornado hit devastated Smithville in April 2011. Sixteen people were killed and 153 homes, four churches, the Town Hall, the police headquarters and 14 of the 15 businesses in the one-square-mile town were destroyed.

Marshals Museum plans 2016 opening in Fort Smith

June 5, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A fall 2016 opening is planned for the $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, organizers announced Tuesday.

The museum's board of directors said the groundbreaking for the museum will be held Sept. 24, 2014. The Southwest Times Record reported Wednesday that the groundbreaking will coincide with the release of a commemorative coin marking the 225th anniversary of the Marshals Service.

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