• Closed after 79 years – Kelley-Wyatt’s shutters doors

    Daniel Butcher is home on leave. But before he heads back to Fort Wuachua, Ariz., Butcher’s family took him out for a goodbye lunch to Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant Monday. The Butchers had a goodbye lunch in another facet Monday, also. With no solid plans for a …

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  • Woman accused of taking food, wormer

    What does a box of cherries, meat, Jello and dog wormer have in common? For one Walmart shopper it resulted in a shoplifting charge along with criminal impersonation. Elizabeth Ellis, 53, of Batesville was charged with the misdemeanor offense after the loss prevention officer saw …

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  • Theater professor retires

    In 21 years of teaching theater at Lyon College, Dr. Michael Counts has seen many changes occur to the campus landscape. He stood by as the Lyon Building and the Young House residence hall were built, and he watched Edwards Commons burn down and rise …

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  • Cave schools to add new kindergarten

    CAVE CITY — A new, $870,027 kindergarten building will be added to the Cave City Elementary School campus and the good news is that the state will fund up to $601,591 of the project, said Superintendent Steven Green. He commended Brett Kingrey, who is contracted …

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  • Lyon schedules orientation day

    Lyon College’s Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) day is Friday. Hundreds of future Lyon College students and their parents will be in Batesville for the event, according to a news release. SOAR participants will get to know their faculty advisers, select and pre-register for …

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  • Bridge repairs to take months

    ASH FLAT — Beginning at noon today, the bridge on Wilson Well Road in Sharp County will be closed for repairs, said Dan Melbourne, road superintendent. Repairs to the bridge will take approximately three months to complete, he said.

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  • Magic show planned

    A magic show is coming to the Citizens Bank Annex when the Independence County Library hosts “Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show” at 10 a.m. Friday. The event, which is part of the library’s summer reading program “Dig Into Reading,” is open to the public and …

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  • ICARE schedules wash, dip

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold a wash and dip from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through September at the Corner Drugstore in Melbourne. The dates are June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. …

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  • Board postpones special meeting

    A special-called meeting by the Batesville School Board to discuss a personnel matter Monday was postponed for a later date. A rescheduled date was not known as of press time.

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  • Contracts, construction eyed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the administration board room. Employee contracts, hirings and a discussion about fieldhouse and possible elementary construction tops the agenda. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Canning workshops offered

    The Independence County Cooperative Extension Service will offer canning workshops for jams, jellies and salsa on June 22 in Mountain View, pressure canning June 27 in Batesville and waterbath canning on July 20 in Melbourne. The workshops are designed for people who want to experience …

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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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