• River Valley Canners announce party potluck

    The River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office for a party potluck. The club will be celebrating completion of its successful first year. The club won the Grand Champion for its education booth at …

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  • Singing school to be held

    CAVE CITY — An old-fashioned “Do-Re-Mi” singing school will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 through 16 at Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2925 Highway 58 near Cave City. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Classes will be held for all …

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  • Festival to kick off

    CAVE CITY — “Free” and “entertainment” are two key words for the 34th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Saturday night, said Charles Landers, chairman of the watermelon festival committee. Registered growers’ and youth watermelon contest entries, and best-dressed …

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  • Woman charged in inmates’ escape

    NEWPORT — A $200,000 bond has been set for a Bald Knob woman charged in connection with the escape of her husband and another inmate from the Jackson County Jail on July 29. Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Mitchell was extradited back to Jackson County from the Howell …

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  • Bicycle ride planned in memory of young boy

    The White River Medical Center Cycling Club will hold a bike ride in memory Taylor McKeen Shelton, who died June 15, 2013, at 14 months of age, the son of Dr. Wes and Ella Shelton of Bentonville. The bike ride is set for Saturday and …

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  • Millikin named King

    In 1956, Dwayne Millikin got to drive “Miss Perfect Posture,” a local beauty queen, in a convertible during a parade. On Sept. 21 during the 70th annual White River Water Carnival, the Batesville native who now lives in Oil Trough will be the one being …

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  • Man claims he found ‘weed’

    Saying he found bags of meth and weed on his way home from an AA meeting didn’t keep a 31-year-old man from going to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shay Moore said she encountered Michael A. Goodman Friday night around 9:30 p.m. while she was …

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  • Wanted man accused of attempted dog snatching

    Trying to stop a possible dog snatcher resulted in the arrest of a wanted man. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Moody said he was called about an erratic driver in a Hummer south of the airport over a man with a gun trying to steal …

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  • ‘Smart Start’ is Tuesday

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project will host its second annual “Smart Start” back-to-school distribution event from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday (August 13) in the Cave City Elementary safe room. The organization will have school supplies for grades K-12 for those in need; bags will be …

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  • Newspapers In Education connects students to the world around them

    Elizabeth Smith’s children might not have known LifePlus International was a worldwide company based in Batesville had they not had to research and write a report on the sponsoring business that helps makes the local Newspapers In Education program possible to the Independence County area. …

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  • Chamber CEO earns certificate

    Crystal Johnson, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce president/CEO, was among the 32 individuals who were awarded graduation certificates during the 27th annual Community Development Institute–Central (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas on Aug. 2. Johnson completed all three years of the institute’s program of …

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  • Intimidator building to open

    A grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in celebration of the most recent Bad Boy Inc. expansion, the Intimidator building, 102 Industrial Drive. Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will be present.

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