• Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Ozarka to host Valentine’s dinner

    MELBOURNE —The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host the first gourmet dinner of the semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. The dining room will be decorated in celebration of Valentine’s Day, according to a news release. Advanced Culinary Arts students are currently …

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  • Izard County singing is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Music School Auditorium at Brockwell. Brockwell is located north of Highways 9 and 56 in Izard County. The new music school book, “Carry On,” will be used. For more information call …

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  • Mercy River Boys to perform

    MOOREFIELD — The Mercy River Boys will be in concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Moorefield. Donations will be taken. The event is open to the public. For more information call Bob Womack, pastor, at (870) 834-6783.

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County retired teachers will meet at noon Monday at First Community Bank’s George Rider room, 1325 Harrison St., Batesville. Author Mark Rorie will present a program and discuss Abraham Ruddell for whose family Ruddell Hill is named. Subway sandwiches and cookies will be available …

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  • Cushman council sets agenda

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at Cushman City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Members will hear reports and review the city’s bills, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Preparing for the worst – Police train for school shootings

    On Jan. 31, dozens of police officers from various agencies in Independence County responded to an “active shooter” incident at the former Cushman school campus where they were met by a number of “shooters” and “victims.” Once on the scene, a small group of officers …

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  • 2 arrested at Ash Flat

    ASH FLAT — Two Missouri residents were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop at 11:07 p.m. Saturday on a 2000 model silver-colored Toyota near the intersection of U.S. Highway 167 and Fairgrounds Road about four miles south of Ash Flat, said Sharp County …

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  • Batesville man claims $155K lottery winnings

    A Batesville man is $155,000 richer thanks to a $1 lottery ticket purchased at the Cushman Country store Saturday night. Wesley Tosh said he immediately told his wife of his good fortune, although he thought he’d won $300. A trip to Cushman convinced him he’d …

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  • Guns, jewelry taken in burglary at Pleasant Plains

    After being away from home for a few days, Melinda Gowen of Blackland Road, Pleasant Plains, said she returned around 4:15 Tuesday morning to find that her home had been broken into and several items, including guns, jewelry and a few household items stolen. “She …

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  • Missing Sunset Ridge man found safe

    Just two and a half hours after calling his wife to say he was lost Wednesday afternoon, 82-year-old Leon Acklin was found safe and reunited with his family. Thelma Acklin said her husband, who is having problems with short-term memory, became lost after leaving their …

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  • Woman charged in burglary, theft case

    Formal charges have been filed against a Batesville woman who found herself in one prickly situation when police showed up at her house with a search warrant after she allegedly helped burglarize homes in west Batesville last year. Rose Branch, 50, of Bayou Street has …

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