• Musicians sought

    Musicians will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to all singers and those who play the accordion, button box, harmonica, guitar, keyboard, …

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  • Project club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Project Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well as experienced …

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  • Culpepper & Merriweather Circus comes to Salem

    SALEM — The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. At 4 pony rides, a moon bounce house and concessions will be available. Performances will include Miss Simone and her breathtaking single trapeze, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Jim Mitchum, 101, lived in the old Independence County Jail building at one time, when he was chief deputy. He said that when the building was torn down in 1952 after a millage was approved in order to build a new jail, it was discovered …

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  • ‘Uncle Gene and the Time Machine’: Stewart documented more than just news

    In his 50-plus years in the news, communications and police fields, Gene Stewart may have interviewed the likes of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, rubbed elbows with famous country music stars and flew over Little Rock to give the daily traffic report. But to his …

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  • ICEDC OKs two grants

    Although no one came out and said it — it was obvious Independence County Economic Development Commissioners are debating on whether to keep Director Larry Jones now that the quarter-cent economic development tax has ended. Commissioners met again Wednesday night to continue working toward a …

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  • Entergy holds ‘wire cutting’

    Cutting a ribbon for the opening of Entergy Arkansas Inc.’s newest facility just wasn’t going to cut it — instead, employees and company leaders cut an actual wire. Entergy held a “wire cutting” ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its new facility located …

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  • Lyon students see works of master artists

    Lyon College students had the opportunity to get up close with works from master artists such as Picasso, Degas, van Gogh and famous contemporary artists such as Trenton Doyle Hancock and Damien Hirst during the Art in Context trip over spring break. Morgan Page, assistant …

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  • Cattle rustling case closed

    ASH FLAT — Case closed. Jeremy Pierce is a free man as long as he pays restitution and stays out of any more legal woes, according to the plea agreement entered Wednesday in Sharp County Circuit Court. Pierce, along with Ron Shepard with Brookfield Cattle …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Sulphur Rock Fire Department Auxiliary chili supper, Sulphur Rock City Hall, $5 adults, children 10 and under $3. • Family dance, Desha VFW, 7-9:30 …

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  • Cemetery cleanup scheduled

    Community service workers will conduct a cemetery-wide cleanup at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on April 5. “All flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before cleanup begins,” Sharon Baker, secretary for the cemetery association, said. “Items that are left …

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  • ‘Love’s Closet’ to open

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will give clothing away at its Love’s Closet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road.

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