• Rings Chapel to host revival

    CAVE CITY — Rings Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2925 Highway 58 near Cave City, will have a Bible Conference Revival Sunday through March 14. Meeting times, speakers and subjects include: 6 p.m. Sunday, “The Rapture,” John Deaton of Calvary Baptist Church in Evening …

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  • Ozarka to host ‘Hispanic/Latin American Voices’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will host “The American Voices Series, Hispanic/Latin American Voices” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday  in the John E. Miller Education Complex Lecture Hall. “One of the goals of the American Voices Series is for Ozarka students and …

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  • Library announces artist of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced that its March artist of the month is Dewana McIntosh. McIntosh is a native of Sharp County. She holds a bachelor of fine arts in art education with an emphasis area of printmaking. As a professional artist, …

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  • Election commission to draw for ballot positions

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday for a ballot draw for the 2014 May primary election. The draw for candidate positions will be conducted at Election Central offices in the basement of the county courthouse. Those attending are asked to …

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  • Sharp Co. gardening seminar set

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Sharp County Master Gardeners will hold its Spring 2014 Gardening Seminar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 15 at the Cherokee Elementary School cafeteria, said Ina Gill, who is helping with publicity. Admission is free. Registration will be at 9 a.m. Janet Carson, …

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  • Guard serves as ‘living’ textbook

    Not every day are students in Darlene Greenwood’s history class at Batesville Christian School required to get out their textbooks for the day’s lesson. On those days, they turn to the daily newspaper. From bingo to scavenger hunts, sixth-graders Andrea Amador and Trevor Longo and …

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  • Children found walking street; dad arrested

    A report of two children walking along the highway on Friday with temperatures below 40 degrees resulted in the arrest of a 26-year-old Batesville man, who now faces charges of two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and resisting arrest. According to …

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  • Injured man faces felony charges

    A shooting that was under investigation has resulted in a battery charge as well as a terroristic-threatening charge. Joseph F. Garcia, 31, of Floral faces two felony charges in connection with the Feb. 24 incident on Jamestown Loop, according to documents filed in Independence County …

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  • Boston butts benefit postponed

    NEWARK — Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, a Boston butt fundraiser that was originally scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed, according to Lorie Craig, one of the organizers. The Boston butts are currently being sold as a benefit for Matt Williams, …

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  • Woman charged with theft, forgery

    Leaving a “God bless you” note after allegedly stealing checks from others’ mailboxes didn’t help the case of a Batesville woman who now faces four counts of second-degree forgery and three counts of theft by receiving. Sasha Regan, 25, of 34 Mark Trail, who is …

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  • TRiO/SSS names 2 for hall of fame

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s TRiO Student Support Services program has announced new inductees into its hall of fame, according to a news release. The UACCB TRiO/SSS program, started in 2010, is celebrating students who have achieved success through this federally funded …

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  • Hearing set for Izard Co. gravel-washing facility

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting and hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Melbourne Community Room, 63 Municipal Drive, to accept comments on draft construction and operating permits for a gravel washing operation near Horseshoe Bend. Tri-Co …

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