• Fleeing vehicle endangers oncoming traffic, human life

    ASH FLAT — A fleeing vehicle traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour involving several Sharp County and Cave City police officers Thursday kept fleeing with no regard for oncoming traffic or human life even after its tires hit spike strips at the intersection …

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  • Paper Chase doubles floor space, slates ribbon cutting, open house

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Paper Chase Book Store at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 136 W. Main St.; the store will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with cookies, punch and coffee. The …

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  • Expulsion hearing to be tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will hold an expulsion hearing during a special board meeting that begins at 7 tonight in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The student was being a discipline problem on a school bus, Green said. …

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  • Commodity distribution date set

    Independence County commodity distribution will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. A variety of items will be distributed. All applicants will need to be re-certified before the distribution or on that date …

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  • Community wide sale announced

    MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne will have its annual spring community wide yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All sales will be held rain or shine. Those having yard sales on this date are asked to call city hall with their …

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  • ‘Rockhounding in Canada’ to be topic

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, with the program being “Rockhounding in Canada” presented by Ed Hakesley from Mountain Home, said President Don Sabie. “Ed will be discussing the …

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  • Ozarka to host diversity discussion

    MELBOURNE — The Institutional Professional Development Committee of Ozarka College will host a program titled “Infusing Dignity into Diversity” from 11 a.m. to noon on April 18, according to a news release. Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Ozarka College provost and executive vice president of learning, …

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  • UACCB to offer survival courses

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community and Technical Education Division will offer basic outdoor survival Phase I and intermediate survival Phase II for all ages. Instructor Dan Nash is a professional mountain guide and the owner of Satori Adventures and Expeditions. He …

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  • Lyon students plan concert

    Lyon College senior music students will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Bevens Music Room at Brown Chapel. The show will feature students Konnie Wright and Patrick Houston, who will perform musical theatre selections, according to a news release. Admission is free and …

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  • Literacy Project to train tutors

    The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Literacy Project office, located at 608 Water St. in Batesville. To register for the workshop or for more information, call (870) 793-5912 or email info@literacyindependence.org. The project, which serves Fulton, …

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  • Hopewell Cemetery to hold work day Thursday

    Hopewell Cemetery work day is at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. In case of rain, the work day will be April 10. Those attending are asked to bring garden tools. If unable to help on this date, individuals may feel free to work at the cemetery at …

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  • ‘Music of India’ to be featured

    Lyon College will feature Ashley Lewis in concert with “An Evening of Classical Music of India” at 7 p.m. Thursday in  Bevens Music Room at Brown Chapel featuring “sitar master” Ustad Imrat Khan. Khan performs classical Indian music with tablaist Monir Hossain, according to a …

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