• Therapeutic stables set to open Thursday

    When nationally known horseman Rick Wheat of Batesville suffered a massive stroke in 2012 he didn’t waste much time out of the saddle. Instead, he found horseback riding to be just what the doctor ordered, and on Thursday, he along with wife Shana, hope others …

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  • Defraying jail costs – Judge wants cities’ district court funds

    As cities and counties start preparing their budgets for 2015, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin hopes the cities in his county will share in the expense of the county jail. Griffin has sent a letter to Independence County mayors asking for their district court general …

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  • Batesville, Bikes and Backroads

    Get your motor running and head on down to Main Street for the Batesville, Bikes and Backroads event on Saturday. The day-long event will feature bike games, a poker run, a Biker Babe contest, entertainment and more. The annual event has been moved from Riverside …

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  • Thida home burns again – Drug arrest made at scene

    A home in the Thida area that had previously been burned by an arsonist was the scene of another blaze and a drug arrest Saturday morning. Deputies Aaron Moody and John Carroll were dispatched to 309 Harwood Road around 7:30 a.m. where they reportedly found …

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  • Tickets still available; Aunt Minnie Miles to perform

    Tickets are still available for the ninth annual Variety Night, a fundraiser for John 3:16 Ministries set for Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. A catfish dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m., with a …

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  • Midland discusses classrooms, stadium

    PLEASANT PLAINS —A classroom addition at the high school and development of a football stadium topped discussion when the Midland School Board met recently. Architect Josh Siebert with Modus Studios discussed with the board classroom addition and showed a stadium that his studio did in …

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  • Road to be closed

    CAVE CITY — West Center Street in Cave City between Hamlett Springs Road and Conyers Road will be closed beginning Monday until further notice for bridge repair, according to the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • Ethel Moxley to mark 98 years

    MELBOURNE — Ethel Marie Moxley of Izard County will celebrate her 98th birthday Oct. 6. Born in 1916 to William and Olevia Davis, Moxley grew up at Twin Creek with two sisters, Edith Davis Hutchins and Ida Davis Gillihan and a brother, Ray Davis. As …

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  • Shamrock Community Cemetery meeting is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — An organizational meeting for the Shamrock Community Cemetery will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 1500 Shamrock Lane in Charlotte. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

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  • Salem’s Old Main restoration to hold fundraising event

    SALEM — The Old Main Schoolhouse in Salem will be the setting for an old-fashioned chili supper, pie auction, talent show and candidate meet and greet at 5 p.m. Oct. 4. The school is located at the intersection of Oak and North streets in downtown …

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  • Barbecue, bake sale set for Saturday

    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual barbecue and bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The church is located at the corner of 10th and Oak streets. The price for dinner and a drink is $7. Dinners include barbecue, coleslaw, beans, bread and …

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  • Hoggard reunion announced

    CAVE CITY — The Hoggard reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cave City First Baptist Church. A potluck will be served. For more information call (870) 613-1371.

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