• 5K, bow shoot to aid Rock This House

    ASH FLAT — For Brooke Hyslip, running helps her keep her sanity. She gets up at 5 every morning and dons her running shoes before dashing out to meet a group of friends in preparation for the upcoming Faith, Friends and 5Ks Run/Walk, a fundraiser …

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  • Home School Days to be held

    Registration is now open for Old Independence Regional Museum’s April 8 and April 15 Home School Days, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator and volunteer coordinator. “This spring the theme is Natural Disasters,” she said. “Fires, floods, tornados and earthquakes have the ability to devastate an …

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  • Easter egg hunts postponed

    “Easter by the River,” originally scheduled for Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 due to the weather. Jacksonport State Park has also postponed its Easter egg hunt until March 30 starting at 11 a.m.

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  • Several shoplifters keep police busy

    Four people have been charged with shoplifting at the Batesville Walmart within a two-day span, according to local authorities. Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter said he was called to the store around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon where two women, later identified as 42-year-old Julie Stone and …

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  • Calico Rock museum to hold reunion

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will have a Main Street Reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 on historic Main Street in Calico Rock in honor of Arkansas Heritage Month. The museum is putting together an exhibit that will include old photos …

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  • Shooter named to all-state team

    SPARTA, Ill. — Taylor Woods of Evening Shade was recently named to the AIM Arkansas All-State Team, said Emily Zollner, AIM national coordinator with the Amateur Trap Association in Sparta, Ill. “AIM is the official youth program of the Amateur Trapshooting Association,” Zollner said. Woods …

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  • BHS welcomes national speaker

    Batesville High School is looking to form a Students Against Drunk Driving chapter and at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday will host national adviser Christopher Payne to speak at the gym. The event is open to representatives from area schools. SADD was formed as Students Against Driving …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Tornado train: This was no ordinary train wreck. Instead, these railcars were damaged by the tornado that struck Guion in 1929. That is one of several historical tornados, including some at Heber Springs, that will be studied along with major floods, fires and earthquakes during …

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  • Contracts top agenda

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the middle school library to consider certified personnel contracts and any resignations, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. A monthly financial report and a 2011-12 audit report will …

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  • Council to hear meter request

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a request for a new water service outside of city limits at 430 Meade Lane, an update from the chamber, reports from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and the …

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  • Lyon students place in history competition

    Lyon College hosted Arkansas District II’s National History Day on March 14, an educational program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, and research papers based on research …

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  • ‘Website in a Day’ workshop offered

    NEWPORT — A free workshop titled “Website in a Day” will be presented to small business owners and their employees from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 2 at Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 Hazel St. in Newport. The workshop is hosted …

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