• Child care training class offered

    ASH FLAT — Free training is being offered for early childhood professionals and educators, foster parents and others interested in learning more about caring for young children by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early …

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  • Scholarship apps ready

    MELBOURNE — Applications for the Billy Ray Nix Memorial scholarship and the North Central Arkansas District Fair scholarship to graduating seniors in the seven-county district fair area are currently available online at www.ncadistrictfair.org, according to a news release. Students in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, …

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  • Dance academy sets free class

    A free “open master class” in modern and contemporary dance taught by Stephanie Thibeault, associate professor of dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be held from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Arkansas Dance Theater academy at 206 …

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  • Trivia night scheduled

    MAMMOTH SPRING — Spring River Lions Club and Modern Woodmen of America will host a Trivia Night at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Multi-purpose Building on the campus of Mammoth Spring High School. Teams will be made up of six to eight persons with an …

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  • ‘Music in the Mountains’ returns for 7th season

    HORSESHOE BEND — It has been seven years since Melodie Clemmons walked on the stage of the old Horseshoe Bend Theatre with a microphone and small karaoke to entertain people as part of Mayor Bob Barnes’ first mayoral campaign in 2005. There was no heat …

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  • Walling earns credentials

    CAVE CITY — Gina C. Walling, owner of Gina Walling Tax Service in Cave City, has recently been admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service, according to a news release. She has met the requirements to become an enrolled agent. Enrolled agents demonstrate significant …

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  • Alleged shoplifter caught

    A court date of Feb. 6 has been set for 48-year-old Donna Griffin of Sulphur Rock after she was allegedly caught stealing underwear from Walmart around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Store loss prevention officer Greg Sims said he observed Griffin hiding two bras and a pair …

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  • MSU confers degrees

    SPRINGFIELD — A total of 989 bachelor’s degrees, 374 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and six doctorate degrees were conferred during Missouri State University’s recent commencement ceremonies. Area graduates include: Batesville — Gary G. Sevier, master’s of science Hardy — Peter A. Maddox, master’s of …

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  • Student awarded faculty honors

    ATLANTA — Scott Glover of Batesville earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain this distinction, according to a news release.

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  • Midland hosts encore poetry slam

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will conduct an encore presentation with a public performance of its recent poetry slam contest beginning with a free meal at 6 p.m. Jan. 24. All classroom contestants will participate in the performance that’s open to family and friends. …

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  • Honor roll – Hillcrest High

    STRAWBERRY — The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest High School in Strawberry, according to a news release: Seventh: general — Raven Randolph, Hannah Whitmire, Sarah Whitmire Eighth: all …

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  • Cast announced for Civil War play

    A cast has been selected for the upcoming performance of “War Chronicles II: Independence County’s Civil War,” a readers’ theater production. The play, written and directed by George E. Lankford, retired Lyon College professor, will be presented as part of the national commemoration of the …

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