• Bridge to be replaced

    The Independence County Road Department will be closing the 1500 block of Rosewood Road (off Reed-Wade Road and Huddleston Lane) Monday to replace a low water slab in that section of road. The work will take two to three days to replace before opening back …

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  • Library to hold book sale

    The Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College is continuing its book fair with a special “BYOB” sale. BYOB means “Bring Your Own Box” so buyers can load up on books. All boxes, regardless of size, are $2 each, according to a news release. The sale will …

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  • Speeder charged with possession

    Initially stopped for driving 61 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone early Wednesday morning, 49-year-old Dennis D. Nichols of Franklin was also cited for marijuana possession by Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan. After reportedly clocking Nichols on radar just north of J.J.’s Used …

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  • Combat Paper Project comes to Lyon

    Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will discuss the project at 8 p.m. Monday in the Derby Center Lecture Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Combat Paper is an open forum founded in the collaborative art-making process. According to Cameron, …

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  • Equipment, tool thefts reported

    A suspect has been named in the theft of items taken from the Harmon Farms in Greenbrier Bottoms near Locust Grove. Keith Harmon told police that some time between 1 p.m. Tuesday and  10 a.m. Wednesday, someone went on his farm and took two John …

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  • Gallery Imago art exhibition scheduled for Sunday

    Batesville Area Arts Council and Fellowship Bible Church will host an art exhibition and reception titled “Gallery Imago” from 4 to 6 p.m. April 21 on the third floor of the Landers Theater, located at 332 East Main St. in Batesville. The event will include …

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  • Wilderness First Aid course set at Crowley’s Ridge

    Lyon Education and Adventure Program is working with Team 1 Group Development in Jonesboro to bring the Wilderness First Aid course to the area. The program will be held April 20 and 21 at Crowley’s Ridge Youth Camp, located at 655 Greene 755 Road in …

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  • Luminaria bags offered for Izard County Relay for Life

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life is now selling luminaria for the ceremony to be held May 31. Luminaria bags are $5 each and will light the track on the night of the ceremony. A picture luminaria is being offered for $10. A …

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  • Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 hosts open house

    SEARCY — The Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 2 in Searcy will have an open house and meet and greet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lightle Center, located at 2200 East Moore in Searcy. The purpose of the event is to get to know …

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  • Calico farmer’s market to open

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Farmers’ Market will begin its seventh season of operations April 20, according to market manager Rich Fischer. The market will continue to be coordinated by the Calico Rock Organization for Revitalization Efforts. Past and new vendors may register now. Items …

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  • Registration opens at Ozarka

    MELBOURNE — Summer and fall registration has opened for new and returning students at Ozarka College. Summer I classes begin May 28 and the summer II session begins July 1. Fall classes begin Aug. 19. New student orientation is required for all degree-seeking new and …

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  • Cemetery cleanup set

    CHARLOTTE — A cleanup at Center Grove Cemetery at Charlotte will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes and tools.

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