• Walker, Turner win bass club’s Anglers of Year

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner, with 471 points, were the Cave City Bass Club’s Anglers of the Year for 2014, said tournament director Steve Moody. Moody and his partner, Fred Mullens, were runner-ups with 465 points. The Big Bass of the year …

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  • Aerojet reunion announced

    The Aerojet reunion will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House. For more information call (870) 613-1371.

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    UACCB thanks community for support

    While community college enrollment has declined as much as 7 percent in Arkansas — the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville only lost a handful of students this fall. Enrollment is at 1,320 for this fall semester, Chancellor Deborah Frazier announced at the eighth …

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  • There to lend a helping hand – House saw potential

    When all a person needed was a helping hand, Howard House was there to lend it. When others would raise their eyebrows at some idea, he could see the potential, son-in-law Mark Lamberth said this morning. From Bad Boy Mowers to the establishment of Colton’s …

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  • Variety Night coming up

    It’s dinner and a show — plus giveaways, auction items and much more. John 3:16 Ministries will present its ninth annual Variety Night fundraiser on Oct. 4 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. A catfish dinner with all the trimmings …

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  • S-Rock gym repairs estimated at $250K

    Two new buses, two new minivans and new security systems are coming to the Batesville School District, but a proposal to renovate or repair the Sulphur Rock Magnet gym will have to wait. The Batesville School Board on Monday night again tabled discussion on repairs …

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  • Longtime volunteer retires

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A longtime volunteer of the Stone County Community Resource Council’s Dorcas House was recently remembered for her work and honored with a luncheon. Marie Schultz was employed at the Mountain View Hospital in the early 1980s when she began volunteering at the …

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  • Bark in the Park to crown best costume, trick, kisser, more

    The Humane Society of Independence County is hosting its sixth annual “Bark in the Park” Doggie Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday centered around the amphitheater at Riverside Park in Batesville. The schedule is: • Best dog competition I (best dancer, best kisser, best …

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  • Searcy fire inspector recalls Columbine school shooting

    SEARCY (AP) — Searcy Fire Department Fire Inspector Brian Simpson was on the scene during the Columbine High School massacre 15 years ago, and remembers it sounding “like Vietnam.” Simpson, 57, became Searcy’s fire inspector earlier this year. He said he was “a paramedic captain” …

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  • Calico Rock teacher named regional finalist

    LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen outstanding teachers from around the state have been selected as 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalists and will be recognized later this month by Gov. Mike Beebe. The top four finalists will be announced at the event. “Each year …

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  • Northside Fire Department to hold open house

    Northside Fire Department will have an open house at its new facility from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The new fire station is located at 4355 N. St. Louis St., just north of Batesville. Food will be provided by First Community Bank, Hawgs Exxon, Pepsi …

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  • Sew with Cotton calling for entries

    The annual Farm Bureau Sew with Cotton Contest is calling for entries for the contest that will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Farm Bureau Insurance located at 805 Neeley St. Adults and youth who are age 14 by Aug. 1 are invited …

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