• HSIC to host dog bath, dip

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have a dog bath and dip from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. In conjunction with the event, Thousand Hills Veterinary Service will have its monthly low-cost vaccination clinic …

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  • WRHS implements online tool to help patients

    While it may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, the new patient portal offered by White River Health System called My WRHS Health, is a tool hoping to bring convenience to patients. A patient portal is a secure website that gives patients …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Independence Day Parade and Celebration, Horseshoe Bend, 10 a.m. Call (870) 670-5433. • Fish ID and Techniques, 2 p.m.; Grandmother’s Trunk, 3:30; Owl Prowl, 8. Jacksonport State Park campground, Jacksonport. Call (870) 523-2143. • Celebrate America, Riverside Park, 7-10 p.m. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members …

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  • Vacation Bible Schools scheduled

    Fairview Baptist Church VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through July 11. The theme this year is “Cross Canyon Tail.” The event is for ages pre-kindergarten through teens. Activities will include …

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  • Sharp County Fair details set

    ASH FLAT — White River Medical Center will host the Sharp County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program July 24 in which youth 13 to 18 will sign a pledge and get $1 off their general admission ticket to the Sharp County Fair. The Dale and …

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  • River Valley Needle Works announces upcoming meeting

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension Building, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. Anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross stitch are encouraged to attend. Those who already have …

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  • ‘Snakes Unveiled’ set for Saturday at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — The program “Snakes Unveiled” with expert Kory Roberts of www.herpsofarkansas.com will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jacksonport Courthouse in Jacksonport State Park. Many varieties of live snakes will be on display. Those attending will learn about the unique characteristics of snakes …

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  • Storytellers plan monthly swap

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Storytellers will hold its monthly story swap from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the White Oak Auditorium in the Administration Building at Ozark Folk Center State Park, located at 1032 Park Ave. in Mountain View. Admission is free. Storytellers at …

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  • Music session slated

    Acoustic players and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of First Community Bank to jam and sing oldies and patriotic songs. The session is open to all musicians and singers as well as those who would like to drop in …

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  • Scholar named 

    Jennifer Taylor Wyatt of Batesville has accepted membership to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, according to a news release. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. …

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  • UCA confers degrees 

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas recently conferred 927 undergraduate degrees and 199 graduate degrees during two spring ceremonies. Area graduates include: Batesville — Lauren Reynolds, bachelor of science in education; Madeline Schmidt, BS Newark — Haylie Hoffman, bachelor of arts Pleasant Plains — …

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  • Steiner awarded degree

    Lindsey Steiner of Batesville has been awarded a bachelor of arts in business and economics from Hendrix College in Conway, according to a news release. The daughter of Max and Sandee Steiner, she was a 2011 home-school graduate and concurrent student at University of Arkansas …

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