• 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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  • District fair stays in Izard Co., for now – State rep pulls bill to allow time to study situation

    2016. The decision has been made to keep the North Central Arkansas District Fair at its current location until an interim study can determine if a change of location would be best. Izard County Fair Board President Kenya Wyatt said the decision was made to …

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  • New shooting range manager introduced to quorum court – Sheriff reports on electronic door locks at jail

    It was a time of recognition when the Independ-ence County Quorum Court met Monday night. Prior to passing a housekeeping ordinance to amend the county general fund by transferring funds between line items, the court recognized several people for their accomplishments as well as welcoming …

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  • Search for missing teen continues

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — The search continues today for a northeast Arkansas teen who was reported missing early Sunday. Authorities issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 14-year-old Sidney Nicole Randall after her stepfather, John Cornell, was found dead alongside a Lawrence County road on …

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