• Mom metes punishment for teen at intersection

    Dawana Blake took an alternative approach to disciplining her 14-year-old son when he was caught selling prescription drugs at a Cave City school. The boy was forced to stand at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville Friday morning wearing a sign …

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  • Fire ruled as arson

    When Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods responded to a fire call on Dry Run Circle Sunday afternoon he found the Ruddell Hill Fire Department battling a blaze that eventually destroyed an unoccupied camper trailer. Woods said he spoke with Lee Ivory, who was standing nearby …

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  • Christmas play free to public

    Believers Community Church will present a free play to the public called “Clueless at Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in their chapel located at 3645 N. St. Louis St. The full length comedy/mystery is produced by special arrangement …

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  • Lyon sets Christmas concert

    Lyon College will host a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel in which the Batesville Choral Society will join the Lyon College Concert Chorale for the program. The featured works include Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and John Rutter’s arrangement of “The Twelve Days of …

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  • New officers appointed to LEPC

    Tony Younger, deputy director of the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, will be the new president of Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee in 2013. Younger will replace Roy Pendergrass, who is stepping down for health reasons and has served on the committee since …

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  • Ozarka plans meetings

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees finance committee will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the president’s conference room on the Melbourne campus. Topics will include funding for a student services building, construction-related items, budget and enrollment. The academic affairs committee will meet …

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  • Sharp County 4-H Christmas food drive deadline is Friday

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County 4-H annual Christmas food drive is under way, said County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “This year 4-H members wanted to help their peers and decided a good way to do that would be to donate collected food to Cherokee …

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  • Commodities to be distributed

    The Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. A variety of items will be distributed. All applicants will need to be recertified before or on the date of …

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  • Magazine tour coming to Batesville

    The Rothbart brothers will bring their “My Heart is an Idiot: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour” to Batesville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. “The show will feature more treasures from the magazine, shared by Davy Rothbart, with music …

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  • Ozarka-Ash Flat sets art show

    ASH FLAT — Art students currently enrolled at Ozarka College at Ash Flat will present up to 70 pieces of original artwork at their annual end of semester showcase. The event is free and open to the public. The art may be viewed in the …

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  • 4-H contest winners move on to district

    SOUTHSIDE — Several Independence County 4-H’ers will be moving on to district competition after participating in the county Illustrated Talks and Demonstrations competition on Nov. 12 at Southside Middle School. Thirty-seven 4-H’ers participated in the local contest. The winners in the junior and senior divisions …

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  • MITM salutes those who serve

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show invited all veterans to attend its annual Veterans Tribute Show on Nov. 17 at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. This show is held annually in November for local and area veterans and every serviceman and servicewoman in …

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