• Sharp Quorum Court to meet

    ASH FLAT — The monthly meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat.

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  • Watermelon Festival pageant set

    CAVE CITY — The 2013 Cave City Watermelon Festival beauty pageant will be held June 28 and 29 in the new Cave City High School cafeteria. To be eligible for competition, a contestant must be a full-time resident of Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton or Izard …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    During the summer of 1944 these students and others associated with Salem School on what is now Camp Tahkodah Road in Independence County lined up on the step and porch of the school for this photo to be taken. Written on the back of the …

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  • Bocce court opens at park

    Now there’s one more thing for children and adults to do at Riverside Park — play bocce ball. A ribbon cutting on Wednesday formally opened two new bocce courts that are located next to the volleyball court. Court construction got under way last fall. These …

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  • Batesville arts council to hold 25th anniversary celebration – Summer fiesta set for June 14

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will head south of the border when it holds a summer fiesta to celebrate its 25th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A silent auction begins when the doors open at 6:30 and music by …

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  • 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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