• Bilbrey is guest artist of month at Ash Flat Library

    ASH FLAT — Judith Bilbrey is the guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “In Judith Bilbrey’s own words, ‘From the time I could hold a pencil, I drew.  There were a lot of washed walls …

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  • Defeat Diabetes to meet Thursday

    ASH FLAT — A diabetic support group, Defeat Diabetes, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Sharp County Health Department lobby in Ash Flat. Guest speaker is Renee Brink, registered nurse and acting administrator with the Arkansas Department of Health in Sharp County. The …

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  • Church offers special services

    Hope Lutheran Church will have a dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday as well as March 13 and 20 followed by special Lenten services at 7 in observance of the suffering and death of Jesus. The events are open to the public. The church is located …

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  • Tips listed for parents as teachers

    Parents want the best for their children. Literacy can open a window to the world, bringing chances to learn, enjoy and create. Even though schools teach reading and writing, home is the first and best place for your child’s love of literacy to grow. Most …

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  • Community unites to give car

    Gene Wickersham was sitting in church one morning listening to his preacher and thinking about how the Lord had blessed him when the thought hit him — he needed to give a car away. That thought has now turned into a much-needed vehicle for one …

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  • Southside receives grants for trail, ball field renovations

    SOUTHSIDE — A walking trail will soon occupy an area near Southside Elementary thanks to an $84,000 Arkansas Parks and Tourism grant. Superintendent Roger Rich recently told the Southside School Board about the award and plans for the trail that he hopes will be completed …

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  • Driver runs over clerk, hits wall

    No one was seriously injured in a freak accident that sent a pickup truck racing through a local business before striking an employee and then an outside wall. Gary D. Hibner, 67, of Cushman reportedly told Deputy Patrick Collins that as he was backing into …

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  • Adventurers plan development of Jamestown bluffs

    One of the best kept rock climbing secrets of Independence County is going public thanks to the efforts of three brothers and their love of the outdoors. Two of the brothers, Kyle and Aaron Christopher, made the announcement during a Batesville Kiwanis Club presentation Friday …

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  • Michele Wood named to head hospital marketing

    Michele Wood has recently been named director of marketing for White River Health System by Gary Bebow, administrator/CEO. She is responsible for overall marketing and planning at WRHS and overseeing CommHealth, Physician Liaison Services, and Public Relations. Wood graduated with high honors from Walden University …

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  • Stuck driver cited for trespass

    A decision to take a joyride in a muddy field late Monday night wasn’t a good one for a Bradford man, according to police. Marty Aydelotte of Batesville called police around midnight regarding someone being stuck on his farm property on Departee Creek Lane in …

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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 Road, 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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  • TOPS meeting scheduled

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday morning at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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