Three Arkansas papers to close this week

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After 150 years, the Daily Siftings of Arkadelphia, Ark., will publish its final issue on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Hope Star, in print for 145 years, also will print its last issue on Friday. The Nevada County Picayune, based in Prescott, publishes its last issue on Sept. 12.

The Daily Siftings announced on its Facebook page that the Hot Springs Village Voice will continue to provide comprehensive digital marketing solutions to its business customers to reach Clark County communities.

Subscribers to the newspapers will receive refunds for the balance of their subscriptions within 30 days, the papers said.

In a statement, Arkansas Press Association Executive Director Ashley Wimberley said: "A community loses part of its spirit when it loses its newspaper. We're saddened for the hard-working employees of these three papers and for the residents of three southwest Arkansas cities who will be without their best source for local news."

Arkadelphia, Hope

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