• ‘Love and Respect’ video conference to be held

    A “Love and Respect” video conference will be held April 25 and 26 in the Family Life Center at Batesville First Assembly, located on the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. The conference is for anyone who is in a relationship or wants to be, …

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  • Physicians recognized for long-term service

    NEWPORT — In honor or National Doctors’ Day on March 30, four Newport physicians were recognized for long-term service. Drs. Roger Green, Guilford Dudley, Jabez Jackson Jr. and Mufiz Chauhan have given more than 40 years of service each to Newport residents. In January, Green …

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  • McKameys to perform at Belview

    MELBOURNE — The McKameys will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Belview Baptist Church. Donations will be taken. The church is located at the corner of Highway 9 and Knob Creek Road in Melbourne.

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  • Watoto choir to perform

    Believers Community Church of Batesville will host the Watoto Children’s Choir of Africa for a performance scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Admission is free and open to the public. “The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto …

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  • Alleged phone store burglar charged

    MELBOURNE — A suspect from a phone store burglary has been formally charged, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Latina Kurtley, an early suspect in a March 30 burglary of Russell Cellular, was arrested Wednesday and charged with commercial burglary, a class C felony, …

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  • Library board discusses strategic plan, bans e-cigarettes

    National Library Week is April 13-19 when people are encouraged to visit their local libraries. But at the Independence County Library from April 13-30, it also means Fine Free Days when patrons can return their overdue books without penalty and have the fines removed from …

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  • CC student suspended; coach hired

    CAVE CITY — During a special meeting last week, the Cave City School Board suspended a 16-year-old male student following a hearing for disciplinary problems on a bus, said Superintendent Steven Green. Following a review of documents and testimony, all of which was closed to …

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  • Team to be recognized

    NEWARK — Modern Woodmen of America will honor the Cedar Ridge senior boys basketball team at a drop-in reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newark Elementary. The public is invited to come out and congratulate the team on its recent state championship win …

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  • Putting banking behind her, Creighton plans to keep busy

    “Blessed,” says Linda Creighton. “That’s the one word that sums me up.” She has been blessed, she said, by the support of her husband, Donald, her family, her friends and co-workers. Creighton retired Friday after a 46-year career in the banking business in Batesville. Her …

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  • Bank supports local 4-H program

    An avid supporter of the 4-H program, First Community Bank recently made a $4,000 donation to the organization, according to Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. “It’s our privilege to help our local 4-H chapter,” said Cole. “By creating opportunities that teach …

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  • Business After Hours planned

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After Hours” reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Main Branch, located at 200 S. Third St. in Batesville. The event will be hosted by CEO John Dews and President Phil Baldwin, who …

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  • Delta Regional Authority announces 2014 funding

    The Delta Regional Authority has announced the timeline for the 2014 federal grant program. Applications are due to the local Planning and Development District offices by 5 p.m. July 3. The White River Planning and Development District coordinates the DRA funding for the following counties: …

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