• Lyon college to host The Orchid Ensemble

    The Ashley-Lewis Endowed Concert featuring The Orchid Ensemble will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bevens Music Room inside Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Established in 1997, the Orchid Ensemble is a Canadian-based trio consisting of Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese …

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  • Caring for the dying – Hospice is tough, rewarding work

    Death is a part of life and for hospice workers, death is a part of the job. Heather Chadwick, registered nurse and case manager for Caring Hands Hospice, said the job is a tough one, but it can also be rewarding. “When I first got …

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  • Man jailed for beating mother

    A 26-year-old Sulphur Rock man was hauled off to jail after allegedly pushing, choking and beating his 68-year-old mother Wednesday night. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the residence on North Vaughn Street after a woman called 911 …

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  • Health fair revamped

    A new name and a new spin have been put on what was formerly known as Ladies’ Night Out. First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a fresh approach to women’s health. On Oct. …

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  • Student gains more than degree

    “I’m too old for this,” “I don’t have the funds available,” and “I’ll never be able to get the hang of it or remember anything.” These were Gayle Vinson’s first thoughts when she enrolled at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Now, Vinson …

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  • Warrant issued in forgery

    Accused of using fake identification and trying to use a fake temporary check has landed a Southside woman in hot water with the law. In a court affidavit filed this week Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said that on Sept. 11 …

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  • HDC may take action

    The Batesville Historic District Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Main Street Batesville executive director Paula Grimes and Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure will give an update on the former game room building, and the HDC may …

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  • Board approves bond sale

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board at its recent meeting voted to pass a resolution for the sale of bonds in order to restructure debt. Doing so, will lower the interest on those bonds from about 4 percent to about 2 percent, Superintendent Gerald Cooper …

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  • Pastel workshop set at BAAC

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a beginning pastel painting workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. Karen Barker will be the artist providing instruction. Barker earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in studio …

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  • Tutor training workshop to be Sunday

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville. Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet …

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  • Church will host get-together

    GAINESBORO — Sharp United Methodist Church in the Gainesboro community will host a community get-together at 5 p.m. Sunday. A cookout/potluck will be served. Musical entertainment will be provided by Clifford Wright and others. The event is in appreciation of Craig Branscum for the work …

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  • Izard County Historical Society to have open house

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will have open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the old hospital building on East Main Street in Melbourne. Roger Harvell of Lunenburg and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will have a Civil War camp …

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