• Students place in bookmark contest

    Batesville High School student Rebecca Zellar has had poems published before, but never has she had artwork printed on hundreds of bookmarks to be distributed at the Independence County Library. Now, she along with three other area high school students can say they have after …

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  • Look Good, Feel Better slated for Monday

    The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants. The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer patients …

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  • Concord Food Pantry receives $1,200 grant

    CONCORD — The Concord Food Pantry operated from the First Apostolic Church of Concord recently received a $1,200 grant to support its operations, said Trudy Bruton, who arranges for shipments of food to benefit the hungry. “We hope this grant makes your community a better …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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  • Newark woman found safe

    An Independence County woman reported missing Wednesday afternoon was found safely a short time later after officials received numerous tips from the public about her possible whereabouts. Local officers located Katie Hickerson of Newark at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after she was last seen at …

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  • Highway 289 to perform at MITM

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Highway 289 Band will perform songs from performers such as the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Herman’s Hermits, the Mamas and the Papas, Connie Francis, …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The buffet includes drink and dessert. Prices are $10 for those 12 and older; children 11 and younger eat free. Take-outs are available …

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  • BHS reunion set

    The Batesville High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, downstairs in the River Room. Members of the class will also meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the home of Angela and Rick Reed. …

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  • AARP to hear from Vinson

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in the lower level. The speaker will be Jane Vinson from Wildewood Assisted Living, who will discuss the facilities. A buffet-style lunch will be served at 11 …

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  • Committees meet tonight

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a budget committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in the juvenile courtroom above the library. Included on the agenda will be fire department budgets. The policy committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. or immediately following the budget committee …

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  • Club News

    Izard County 4-H Horse Club MELBOURNE — The Izard County 4-H Horse Club hosted a clinic May 9 at the Izard County Fairgrounds. Guest speakers were Mark Russell, equine specialist with the University of Arkansas, and Izard County Extension agent and staff chairman Carroll Prewett. …

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  • Izard Co. singing scheduled

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brockwell Auditorium. The event is open to the public. The music school, which is in its 66th year, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. For more information call (870) 368-4146 …

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