• Carters to be honored at parade

    CAVE CITY — Grand marshals for the Cave City Christmas Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, are the Carter family in honor of the late Billy George Carter and Johnny Wayne Carter, said Carolyn Wammack, one of the organizers. The parade theme is “Christmas …

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  • No injuries in Newark crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Galloway Road near Locust Street in Newark Thursday afternoon caused one vehicle to turn over and the other to spin off the road without anyone being seriously injured, according to Deputy Michael Moody with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moody said …

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  • Thompson appointed to Board of Examiners

    A.F. “Tom” Thompson of Batesville has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Law Examiners, according to a news release from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Representing the First Congressional District, Thompson will serve a six-year term concluding on Sept. 30, 2018. Thompson is an …

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  • CPR/first aid class offered by Vital Link

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook …

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  • Food, shelter board to meet Monday

    The Independence County emergency food and shelter program board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. The purpose of the meeting is to determine allocation of $14,895 awarded by the National Emergency …

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  • Girl Scouts signing up members

    Girl Scouts has partnered with Lyon College’s Lyon Education and Adventure Program and is seeking girls in grades nine through 12 who are interested in backpacking. An information and sign-up session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Batesville High School cafeteria. …

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  • World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

    EWARK — Lowell Mason, who has been called the world’s smallest gospel singer, will appear at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16 at Newark Assembly of God, located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. Mason, who is 46 inches tall, will perform a variety of old-time songs, …

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  • Feather jewelry on display at Ash Flat Library this month

    ASH FLAT — Alexa Wetzler has been added as the second artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said Ina Gill, publicist. “Due to the artists’ unique expressions of their crafts, it is possible for the library to bring the works of two …

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  • Garner to celebrate 80th birthday

    Paul Garner will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at North Heights Church of Christ fellowship room, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville. Garner was born in Cord to Melvin and Ruby Garner and was raised in …

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  • Memberships available for gift giving

    Christmas gift memberships to the Independence County Historical Society are now available at $25 per year for regular memberships and $10 for students. Benefits of membership include free attendance at four programs per year, two issues of the Independence County Chronicle and two newsletters. Members …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    James Yates ‘Jimmy’ Davidson, cable television pioneer and former Batesville resident, where he installed the first cable TV franchise in Arkansas, climbs a rickety wooden ladder on a Mayan pyramid in British Honduras in the early 1970s. At right, Davidson is shown atop a Mayan …

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  • Hillcrest places in competitions

    JONESBORO — Students from Hillcrest High School were among other area schools that competed in the Crowley’s Ridge BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Teams from Calico Rock High School, Hillcrest High School, Cedar Ridge and Southside …

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