• Seat belt violation leads to drug arrest

    While on routine patrol in the Southside area of McHue and Brushy roads Monday morning, Independence County Deputy James Wood said he observed a maroon Ford Expedition occupied by two people not wearing their seat belts. Wood said he stopped the vehicle on Brushy Road …

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  • Alleged forger arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff’s officers arrested 27-year-old Kellie Kemp of Imboden on Monday for theft of property and forgery, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest stems from an Imboden resident reporting that their checkbook had been taken and several checks had been forged …

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  • Dealership plans fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — One car dealership will work to help Melbourne High School raise $6,000 through Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The dealership will donate $20 to the high school track and cross-country teams for everyone …

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  • Ozarka to host FAFSA Support Days

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College Student Services will host Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Support Days during the month of April at all locations. The service will offer students assistance from financial aid staff members in completing their 2013-14 FAFSA forms. The FAFSA form …

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  • Field house expansion discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board recently approved rehiring all currently employed certified personnel, with the exception of employees who have resigned, for the 2013-14 year. Members also agreed to let bids for a perimeter security fence around the bus parking area while retaining the …

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  • Cave City sets registration

    CAVE CITY — Preschool and kindergarten registration at the Cave City School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Registration will be held at the Cave City Elementary library and the Evening Shade Elementary office. Children …

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  • Crocheting, knitting to be taught

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer two upcoming classes for those who want to learn to crochet and knit. Each class will be instructed by local artist Lisa Krause. Krause is a self-taught working artist who lives with her husband near …

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  • Defeat Diabetes meeting set

    ASH FLAT — The diabetic support group Defeat Diabetes will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Sharp County Health Department conference room in Ash Flat. Guest speaker is Millie Collins, county Extension agent for family and consumer science. The topic is “Shake the Salt …

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  • Brown bag lunch scheduled

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest will have its fifth Brown Bag Lunch Program at noon today and Thursday at Old Independence Regional Museum, located at 308 South Ninth St. in Batesville. Attendees are asked to bring their lunches. Bottled water will be provided. Today, the lineup …

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  • Words AfterWords to unveil tabletop art

    HARDY — Words AfterWords will host a reception and formal unveiling of 15 pieces of tabletop art at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is a part of the store’s sixth anniversary celebration. What began as a discussion with Dewana McIntosh, Highland Middle School art teacher, …

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  • Book sale tops agenda

    HARDY — Friends of the Sharp County Library will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hardy Library, said Mary Kocz, publicist. “Plans for the upcoming book sale in May will be discussed,” she said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Documentary chronicles life of legendary politician

    The 12th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest, set for April 3-7 at various venues in Batesville, will premiere Arkansas filmmaker and United Methodist pastor Bob Hager’s hour-long documentary, “Black Marks on White Paper,” at 6 p.m. Friday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University …

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