• Southside Dairy Bar razed – Hamburgers, milk shakes were 25¢

    SOUTHSIDE — A single hamburger was 25 cents. With cheese, 30. Milk shakes cost a quarter and foot-long hot dogs with chili and slaw were 35 cents. “Isn’t that funny how that stays in your mind?” Patsy Roath said, standing among the rubble that once …

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  • Great-great-grandma still “digs” archaeology

    SPRING MILL — Digging in the dirt all day in the hot sun and sleeping in a tent for two weeks may not be some people’s idea of fun but for 87-year-old Anna Parks, it’s a time she looks forward to each year. As a …

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  • ‘Old school’ going New Tech

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School may be part of a rural district but that doesn’t mean students don’t deserve the same opportunities in preparing for the real world as Principal Mike Smith believes. That’s why this fall Hillcrest is going New Tech as it works …

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  • Info night set

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest New Tech High School will host its second public information night to include presentations and question and answer opportunities for parents and citizens at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Strawberry campus cafeteria. A free chili supper will be served. The meeting is …

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  • Hard drive, clothes are targets of thieves, police say

    Attempting to steal a couple of outfits from the Batesville Walmart store landed two women in jail Wednesday. Caitlin Medina and Linda Lumbreras, both 18, were seen in the women’s department placing two pair of shorts and two shirts into Lumbreras’ purse, according to a …

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  • Lyon trustees appointed

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved a slate of new and current trustees to be recommended to the Synod of the Sun for election to the board for terms beginning July 1. The Synod is the regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). …

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  • Microsoft scam targeting area

    At least one Independence County resident has been targeted in a scam from fake Microsoft phone solicitors who tell victims their computers may be infected with malware and then offer a free security check. Scammers then get permission to access their computer remotely and instead …

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  • Melbourne to mark Arbor Day

    MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at the city’s walking trail at Veterans Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Melbourne Mayor Shannon Womack, Izard County Forester Kenny Smothers, Ozarka College President Richard Dawe and children from the …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2013.

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  • After-prom event seeks donations

    The Batesville High School Students Against Drunk Driving chapter will host an after-prom party on Saturday in order to give students “a fun event after the prom that is alcohol, tobacco and drug free,” SADD adviser Sarah Pickett said. Businesses are being asked to help …

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  • Jewelry making program slated

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a jewelry making workshop with instructor Marlene Gremillion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Students will learn how to use wire and beads to create a necklace or bracelet and earrings set. Individuals will work with copper …

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  • Beebe Believers to perform

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Community Church will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Beebe Believers will be the featured singers. A time of fellowship will follow the singing. The event is open to the public. The church is located eight miles northeast of …

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