• Hog fry marks centennial

    CHARLOTTE — The number 100 was popular on a recent Saturday at the old Coe family homeplace on Coe Lane near Charlotte, where Phillip Coe and others threw a traditional Cherokee Hog Fry to celebrate what he said was the building’s 100th year. And, he …

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  • Southside board approves raise

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board recently approved a $300 bonus/raise for all employees of the district and added $300 on the base of the salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year. One additional year to the classified employee schedule for the 2013-14 school year …

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  • Police chase ends in arrest

    Matthew G. Henry is a runner. The 28-year-old Batesville resident had to stop temporarily, at least until he can make his $20,000 bond. Faced with two felony counts, officials nabbed him Monday when he once again tried to run from officers. On May 17, Cave …

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  • Bank employees graduate

    Newport — Paul W. Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking in Memphis recently announced the graduation of Renee Long, vice president of lending at Merchants & Planters Bank in Batesville, and Tristan Rudd, electronic banking coordinator at Merchants & Planters Bank in Newport. Fifty-four students …

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  • Program concludes 2-year effort

    The financial offerings of the Citizens for Downtown Batesville (CFDB) program will end on June 30, according to a news release. Citizens Bank created CFDB in 2011, pledging $1 million in below-market interest rate loans and a $15,000 annual commitment in grant funds to help …

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  • Bethesda Day is Saturday

    BETHESDA — Bethesda Day, scheduled for Saturday, will celebrate hometown heroes, according to a news release. A two-mile walk/run will be at 8 a.m. A parade will begin at 10 with lineup starting at 9:30 at Campground Church. Other activities include free children’s games, basketball …

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  • Library board to meet

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex at Third and College streets to discuss library activities. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Bake sale to help with medical needs

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Women and The New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Women are teaming up to raise money for a pastor and his wife who have both been recently diagnosed with cancer. Organizers said the money and all donations will be …

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  • Fitness Expo is Saturday

    A Fitness Expo will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Gym, located at 157 E. Main St. in Batesville. Activities will include a foot race, strength contest, wheelbarrow race and fitness demonstrations. The event is free and for the whole …

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  • Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Calico chamber to hold auction

    CALICO ROCK — The Chamber of Commerce at Calico Rock will hold an auction at 11 a.m. Saturday in the pavilion at Earl King Park in Calico Rock. Radio station KTLO will be present with its Treasure Box and Keys. Items available to bid on …

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  • Trumpet ensemble to perform

    The Arkansas State University Trumpet Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville. Batesville High School graduates Josh Poff and Crist Blackwell are members of the group. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. …

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