• Silent no more

    Cindy Leonard was 27 and a mother of two children when she met her ex-husband. The relationship quickly progressed. “I had never met anyone who seemed to care about every single thing about me,” she explained at the fifth annual Dine to End Domestic Violence …

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  • Motorcycle wreck claims life

    MALVERN — A Batesville man died Friday night in a two-vehicle accident near Malvern in Hot Spring County, according to Arkansas State Police. Charles Lancaster, 63, of 310 Section Lane died at a Hot Springs hospital from injuries he sustained when the motorcycle he was …

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  • 32 Pirates to graduate

    CONCORD — Concord High School will have its graduation at 7 p.m. May 16 at the high school gymnasium. The number of graduates is 32. Co-valedictorians are Jacob Roark and Andrea Chegue Pichardo. Roark is involved in Future Business Leaders of America, basketball, baseball, Fellowship …

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  • Businesses plan events

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for Harris Podiatry Clinic will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 3443 Harrison St. Then, on Thursday, AT&T will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the chamber, located at …

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  • Irvin to address Ozarka graduates

    MELBOURNE — Arkansas Sen. Missy Thomas Irvin will address Ozarka College graduates during the 2014 commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday  in the auditorium of the John E. Miller Education Complex. Irvin is serving her second term in the Arkansas Senate representing District 18, which …

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  • Students compete at science fair

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary recently held a science fair. The winners of each category and team competed in the district event May 2 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The class competition winners received ribbons and category and team …

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  • Pleasant Plains forms neighborhood watch

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Due to an increase in crime, Pleasant Plains has formed a Neighborhood Watch program, according to founder Kenneth Burns. The first meeting will be at 7 tonight at the Pleasant Plains Community Center. Pleasant Plains Marshal Mark Clark and Independence County Reserve …

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  • Civil War group to hold annual banquet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The Dutch-treat meeting is open to guests; cost is $8-9, payable at the door (those attending are asked to call William Coe at …

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  • Friends of Library plan book sale for weekend

    HARDY — The Friends of the Library Semi-annual Book Sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hardy Gym in Hardy. Buyers are asked to bring their own sturdy bags to hold their purchases. Donations of books may be made between …

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  • Batesville student performs in Spain

    JONESBORO — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once called music the “universal language of mankind.” The Concert and University-Community choirs at Arkansas State University recently found that to be true after returning from a trip to present concerts in Spain as part of the choirs’ “American Celebration …

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  • Gospel jam to be Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Emmanuel Baptist Church will have a gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Performance slots are available with registration at the door. Admission is free. For more information call (870) 307-5554. The church is located at 1915 Batesville …

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  • Memorial luminarias available for purchase

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will be June 6. Luminarias are available for purchase to honor loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer or those who have fought and defeated cancer. Luminaria bags are $5 each. Picture luminarias are $10 each. …

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