• 4 file for Cherokee Village mayor

    ASH FLAT — A few races have developed in Sharp County as municipal filings for 2014 came to a close on Friday. Filings are as follows: Ash Flat Mayor — Danny Traw and Larry Fowler Alderman — ward 1, position 1, Fred Goodwin; ward 1, …

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  • Races develop in Melbourne, Guion, H-Bend, Oxford

    MELBOURNE — A few races have developed in Izard County as municipal filings for 2014 came to a close on Friday. Filings are as follows: Horseshoe Bend Mayor — Robert H. “Bob” Barnes and Charles “Chuck” Spangler. Alderman — ward 1, position 2, James I. …

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  • Midland superintendent looks forward to new role

    PLEASANT PLAINS — From Marked Tree to Lonoke, McGehee, Beebe and Bigelow, Dewayne Wammack’s career in education could be likened to the old country song “I’ve Been Everywhere,” but as new superintendent of the Midland School District, he’s found his way back closer to home. …

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  • Police: Discipline sends teens into tantrums

    Disputes over parental control sent two 14-year-olds into tantrums Saturday. One went to jail, the other to a hospital. Deputies were dispatched to a Cave City address on Northwoods Lane around 8:30 a.m. where a boy, who lives with his grandparents, was trying to tear …

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  • Izard deputies make arrests

    MELBOURNE — Two people were arrested in Izard County for obstructing governmental operations in separate incidents, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Following a disturbance at a Horseshoe Bend business on Aug. 11, Gregory W. Gieseke was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental …

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  • Southside seeks charter – Public meeting scheduled for Aug. 28

    SOUTHSIDE — Administrators at Southside School District want to give their students choices and are hoping to be approved for a charter that they say would allow more flexibility for what it can legally offer. The district submitted a letter of intent on July 17 …

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  • New educators reminded of ‘awesome responsibility’

    New teachers were the guests of honor when about 100 teachers, administrators, school board members and local business leaders attended Citizens Bank’s second annual New Educators Breakfast at Edwards Commons on the campus of Lyon College last week. “You made the right decision to be …

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  • Program launched for business owners, entrepreneurs

    First Community Bank recently announced the launch of a new business consulting division, Community Business Resources, whereby business owners and entrepreneurs will receive education, mentoring, business coaching and team with banking professionals. The program will be headed up by newly hired Tom Massey. Community Business …

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  • Habitat thrift store to cut ribbon 

    The Habitat for Humanity thrift store will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday at 392 Harrison St. The thrift store will be a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity of Independence County. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has …

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  • Pryor’s Mobile Office to be in Independence, Sharp counties

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will head to this area to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Pryor invites Arkansans to visit with his staff at the following stops: Wednesday …

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  • Miners Day to be discussed

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center. Agenda items include discussion of the Miners Day celebration and new bathrooms for the city park. Bills will be reviewed and reports will be heard from the water department …

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  • C-Ridge board to hear reports

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will receive a number of presentations including one for the quiz bowl and show teams when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items also include the annual report to the public, …

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