• Club changes launching site

    CAVE CITY — Anglers planning to fish Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament, scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Lake Norfork, need to know that the launching site has been changed because of a conflict with another club’s launching area, said tournament director …

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  • Monkey business

    CAVE CITY — There’s a new flea market in town, and it’s all about monkeying around. The main attraction at Mattie’s Flea Market is its namesake — Mattie the Monkey, a 15-year-old white faced capuchin monkey. Owners Arlon and Pamela Welch said that despite having …

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  • Bus driver suspended after field trip

    The Batesville School Board in a special meeting Monday evening rejected a recommendation to terminate the contract of one of its bus drivers. The board called the hearing at 5:13 p.m. Driver Robert Huff requested the hearing be closed to the public while he was …

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  • Moms call police in separate incidents

    Two mothers had their adult children taken to jail in unrelated incidents. One mother called law enforcement after her son had allegedly been out drinking all night and wanted to argue with her after he arrived home. Shirley Burns said her son, Jesse Burns, 52, …

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  • BHS to graduate 171 students

    Batesville High School graduation ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Stadium with 171 graduates. Valedictorian is Rafeh Naoman Qureshi. Qureshi was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He is an avid music fan, enjoying artists from Pink Floyd to Mozart. He is a runner …

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  • County’s new business park taking shape

    The first building will soon be going into the new business park on White Drive, according to Independence County Economic (ICED) Development Director Larry Jones. In Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, Jones didn’t name the business but said it will house an existing …

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  • Heber Springs school official accused of embezzling

    HEBER SPRINGS — As treasurer of the Heber Springs Elementary gifted and talented program, Pauline Johnston’s job was to manage money. Now, the 37-year-old faces felony theft charges in Cleburne County for allegedly embezzling more than $15,000 from November 2011 to February 2013 from the …

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  • Vital Link celebrates EMS Week

    In 1973, President Gerald Ford signed the first proclamation establishing EMS Week. Since that time, EMS Week is celebrated every year to recognize the accomplishments of the men and women who dedicate themselves to saving the lives of others and to educating the public about …

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  • Photo by Lyon student chosen for Vermont exhibit

    A photograph by Ariel Smith, who will be a senior at Lyon College next fall, has been selected to be part of an exhibition at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vt. The exhibit, called “We Are Family,” opens May 30. Juror Chris Verene, a …

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  • Ozarka program holds banquet

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College TRiO Student Support Services program hosted an annual awards banquet April 25 to recognize TRiO students and their achievements. TRiO is a federally funded grant program at Ozarka College that serves first-generation, low-income or disabled college students in order to …

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  • Batesville council to discuss door-to-door sales, city zoning

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to hear the second reading of an ordinance regulating door-to-door solicitors. The agenda includes an update of the comprehensive plan, an amendment to the zoning district map and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. …

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  • Oil Trough council to meet

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for its monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. The council will hear reports and review current bills.

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