• From sinner to saint – The saving of the Landers Theatre

    The idea of a church moving into an old run-down movie theater seemed like a crazy idea to some in the community. Aside from the fact the roof had caved in and the building was almost beyond repair — the Landers Theatre had been known …

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  • Five more seek liquor permits

    LITTLE ROCK — A weekly update from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, released Monday, shows that five additional applications for package stores (liquor stores) have been received from Sharp County — one in Ash Flat and two each from Hardy and Ravenden. Names of …

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  • Rec bids awarded

    The city has opened two more bids for work on recreation complexes, and the winning bidder already has one job currently under way. At Tuesday night’s meeting the city council awarded StoneBridge Construction, LLC of Jonesboro the bids for both the East Main Street soccer …

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  • Ambulance crew may soon move into Hardy fire station

    HARDY — A Spring River Ambulance Service crew may soon be working from a recently completed apartment built into the Woodland Hills Fire Station in Hardy, said Department of Public Safety Director Ernie Rose. Rose also serves as chief of the Hardy Police Department. If …

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  • Event raises funds for HBFD

    HORSESHOE BEND — More than $1,000 was raised for the Horseshoe Bend Volunteer Fire Department through a charity event hosted Tuesday night. The Bunco Babes picked the department as the recipient of this year’s charitable event that unites women of all ages for a night …

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  • Richardson appointed to chief financial officer

    Jana Richardson has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer at White River Health System, replacing the retiring Gary Britten, announced Gary L. Bebow, administrator/CEO. Richardson has 35 years of experience in finance and a total of 10 years of experience with health …

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  • Trivia Night raises money for HSIC

    The Humane Society of Independence County raised almost $3,200 at its third annual Trivia Night fundraiser — the most yet, according to volunteers. The event was held Saturday evening at Fellowship Bible Church in downtown Batesville. “Chris Williams/Team #5 held the lead for quite sometime, …

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  • Walking trail closes

    The North Complex walking trail has been closed as of Tuesday to allow for development of the new ball fields and rerouting of the walking trail, according to Parks Director Jeff Owens. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but invite you to use …

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  • Osteoporosis talk slated

    Osteoporosis, a disease that develops over a lifetime, is both underdiagnosed and undertreated with significant late life consequences, according to a news release. A free continuing education program “What’s New and Important in Osteoporosis” will be held at White River Medical Center, Josephine Rogers Women’s …

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  • Bake sale benefits MOD

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church will have its March of Dimes bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church is located at 39 Magnolia St. across from Southside School. All proceeds will go to the March of Dimes.

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  • Calico Rock chamber looks to renew interest

    CALICO ROCK — When the Calico Rock Area Chamber of Commerce seemed to be fading away last year from lack of active members, several people came together to discuss ways to “Save the Chamber.” When contacted, many local organizations, churches and the city government agreed …

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  • Local author speaks to Red Hat Society

    Batesville author Ila Clements, who writes historical novels, was the featured speaker at the March 19 meeting of the local chapter of the Red Hat Society. Clements has finished her 5-volume Carolina Sagas of historical fiction last fall. The Carolina Sagas include, in order, “Love …

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