• Cushman Class of 1964

    The annual Cushman Alumni Dinner, to be held tonight at the Cushman Community Center, is  for all former students, spouses, teachers and friends. A meal will be catered by John 3: 16. Those in the class photograph of the 50-year graduating class (Class of 1964) …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Pruning a butterfly bush, Lady’s mantle, cactus cuttings

    Can you prune a butterfly bush, and if so, when and how do you do it? Butterfly bush (genus Buddleia) is an extremely hardy shrub and can be pruned almost any time of year. Here in Arkansas, the Cooperative Extension Service recommends pruning in late …

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  • Rice cook-off announced

    WEINER — The 2014 Riceland Rice Cook-Off, an official event of the Arkansas Rice Festival, will be Saturday at Weiner Christian Church, located at 321 W. Second St. in Weiner. Recipes may be entered in six divisions — hors d’oeuvres, salads, breads, vegetables, main dishes …

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  • ‘Perfect Peace’ author to appear in Newport

    LITTLE ROCK — “Perfect Peace,” an award-winning novel by Daniel Omotosho Black, is the selection for the 2014 statewide reading program called If All Arkansas Read the Same Book. Arkansans are encouraged to read the book and participate in author events and book discussions at …

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  • Evergreen Art Expo crowd ‘standing room only’

    The Evergreen Art Expo 2014 brought in more than double than last year with one of the paintings selling for $1,000, according to Dana Dauzat, head of the art department and mental health paraprofessional at Alternative Opportunities (AO). The event was held in the newly …

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  • Boys’ fear of houseguest nets rape charges

    A Cave City man who spent the night at a Batesville residence is being charged with two counts of rape and two counts of sexual indecency after a couple of young boys claimed they had been molested. The affidavit for arrest charges 38-year-old Jeremy David …

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  • Alcohol tax puts $30K into coffers in 2014

    While the Arkansas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments today over a lawsuit challenging the alcohol amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot, Independence County already has a number of places that sells alcohol. And, in the Batesville city limits, those beverages are taxed. In …

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  • ‘Crescent Circus’ coming to Batesville

    The Crescent Circus featuring magic, acrobatics and high energy physical comedy is coming to Batesville on Oct. 20 as the first show in the 2014-2015 performing arts series presented by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Student Government Association and First Community Bank. …

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  • Cup’d Up Calls grows into outdoor store

    The company that can call ducks to hunters can now equip and dress them as well. In a recently built 4,000-square-foot building, Cup’d Up Calls has grown into Cup’d Up Outdoors and has added hunting and fishing equipment and supplies, name-brand clothing, shoes and more. …

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  • Cushman Miners Day kicks off with parade

    Charles and Betty Webb, former teachers at Cushman High School, were chosen to be grand marshals of the 23rd annual Cushman Miners Day on Saturday, said Mayor Jean Weatherford. Several people are working to organize the festival. Charles started coaching and teaching civics, Arkansas history …

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  • Cushman Alumni Dinner set

    CUSHMAN — The annual Cushman Alumni Dinner, to be held Friday evening at the Cushman Community Center, is for all former students, spouses, teachers and friends. A meal will be catered by John 3:16 Ministries. The 50-year-class of the Cushman High School is the Class …

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  • Volunteers raise $50K for shooters

    It was non-stop gun action as supporters raised over $50,000 with auctions and raffles at the annual banquet for the Friends of NRA at Lyon College Saturday night. Spokesman Jeff Eddy said 175 people were at the event that continues to grow each year. “We …

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