• Hillcrest students build items for auction

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest Future Farmers of America members are busily building and consigning items for a consignment auction to raise money for the chapter, according to a news release from the school. The Hillcrest FFA Consignment Auction is set for 10 a.m. March 16, on …

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  • Businessman dies at 94

    He was a solid citizen. Doyle Rogers, the man known as a visionary near and far, died Monday morning at his home in Batesville. He was 94. Rogers began making headlines at an early age. He was no stranger to taking chances when it came …

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  • Re ‘Pete’ offender wanted

    Already a fugitive from the law for aggravated robbery and other felony charges, Christopher Pete Brown, 44, of Batesville has been named as the suspect in yet another incident of robbing a Ruddell Hill residence at gunpoint. Police were called to the Benny Dodd residence …

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  • Accused shoplifters get break

    Two women accused of shoplifting at the Batesville Walmart Friday afternoon got a break from police and didn’t go to jail since both had small children with them at the time they were apprehended by store personnel. Independence County Deputy Mike Price said Lacy E. …

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  • Commission makes appointments

    The Independence County Election Commission last week reappointed Cathy Drew to chair the organization. June Fournier was named vice chair. Amanda Roberts will also serve as the third member pending local county Democratic Party and state board of election commissioners’ approval.  She will be secretary …

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  • GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will be hosting the following ongoing GED classes for spring 2013: Melbourne campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ash Flat campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain View campus — Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

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  • Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation holding fundraiser

    Commemorating 10 years as a nonprofit foundation and charity, the Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation will sell 500 chances to win a 2013 Jeep Compass 4×4. Tickets cost $100 each. The raffle is hosted by Altman Motor Company and Ozark Heritage Bank. Tickets are on sale …

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  • Scholarship fund established

    CAVE CITY — A scholarship fund in memory of Tyler Ray Crews has been set up at the Bank of Cave City. Donations may be deposited at any Bank of Cave City branch: Cave City, Evening Shade, Strawberry or Lynn. Donations may be mailed to …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 10 Harmontown Rd., Bethesda Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Col. William B. Nolde, the last official American combat …

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  • UACCB: Advising a priority

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville continues to use funds from a federal grant to increase the level of academic advising for students. According to Jennifer Cannon, advising specialist, UACCB is implementing an “intrusive advising program” for students enrolled in all degree programs. …

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  • A-State releases honor lists

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University at Jonesboro has released its Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List for the fall semester. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 for the semester while the Dean’s List includes students with a …

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