• FFA auction set for Saturday

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Future Farmers of America consignment auction is set for 10 a.m. Saturday on the high school parking lot that fronts Highway 25. There will be a 10-percent commission (up to $100 maximum fee) or sellers can set a reserve price and …

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  • Church to provide bean lunch

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church will provide a free lunch at the church yard during the annual Sidney St. Patrick’s Day festivities Saturday. Beans, corn bread, Dutch oven cobbler and cookies will be available starting at 11 a.m. Rest rooms will be open to the …

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  • Park holds geocaching workshop

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a geocaching workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and April 27 at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The basics of using a Global Positioning System unit will be covered, including locating hidden caches and creating caches. Contests will be …

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  • Matlock Road hosts revival

    CAVE CITY — Matlock Road Church of God will have a revival at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with Mitch and Lindsey Huffaker. Pastor of the church is John Abbott.

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  • Banquet to be held at Bethesda

    BETHESDA — Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department will have a St. Patrick’s Day banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include smoked pork loin, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older, $3.50 …

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  • Education co-op plans meeting

    MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in the NAESC math and science room, 99 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include personnel reports, a financial report and discussion of employee contracts. Meetings are open to …

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  • Polio survivors meeting planned

    HEBER SPRINGS — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors support group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center in Heber Springs, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. This year is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and the group invites members of …

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  • Cemetery work day announced

    The annual work day at Barnes Cemetery will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the work day will be March 23. Volunteers are asked to bring yard tools. The cemetery is located off Highway 106 in Independence County.

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Clothing giveaway, Cushman United Methodist Church, Cushman, 9 a.m.-noon. • Jog for a Hog 5K Walk/Run, Newark Elementary School, 6 p.m. $10 students and seniors, $15 adults. Visit www.wrroadrunners.org/jogforahog5k.htm or call (910) 977-9185. • “Warm Bodies” (PG-13), Melba Theatre, 115 W. Main, Batesville, 7 p.m. $2. …

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  • Gospel concert to benefit WARP 180

    Karen Peck and New River will return to Batesville at 7 p.m. March 22 in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus, with all proceeds to benefit the Women’s Addiction Resistance Project of Friendship Outreach Inc., said outreach director Doc …

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  • WRAAA hires executive director

    Jeff Schuman has been hired as the executive director at White River Area Agency on Aging, according to a news release. Schuman comes to Batesville from Okmulgee, Okla., where he served as executive director of the Deep Fork Community Action Foundation for 17 years. He …

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  • St. Patrick’s celebration at MITM

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show in Horseshoe Bend will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a lineup of guests at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cameron Reeves of Salem will clog to several fast-paced songs. Shavers performs regularly at the Ozark Folk Center in …

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