• Community art programs awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $1,178,773 to 93 Arkansas organizations for fiscal year 2013 and those in the Batesville area are among them. This investment in community arts and educational activities is funded …

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  • Photos being sought

    The city of Batesville is hoping to do a wall of honor for Batesville’s past mayors and is currently seeking photos and information about the administrators. Anyone with photos may email them to mayor@cityofbatesville.com, call (870) 698-2400 or visit city hall at 500 E. Main …

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  • Free clothing is available

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church has free clothing available from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday. The public is welcome to take what they need.

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  • Rehearsals to begin

    The Batesville Choral Society will begin rehearsals for the season from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 in the chorus room at First Presbyterian Church, located at 775 East Boswell St. in Batesville. Karen Graham is the director, and Russell Stinson serves as accompanist. Last …

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  • Luau dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Hawaiian luau family dance and potluck will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall in Newport, Highway 367 North. Jeannie and the Guys with special guest Doug Greeno will be the featured entertainment. Admission is $5 and …

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  • Church to host back to school bash

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will host its annual back to school bash from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, face painting and refreshments. The event is open to the public. The church is located on South Second and Martin streets.

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  • NADT to select cast for ‘The Nutcracker’

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization, will present its eighth annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ Nov. 16 and 17 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. An open casting call for children and adult roles will be at 2 p.m. Aug. …

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  • Woman targeted in $18M car scam

    With promises of winning millions of dollars and a new car, a Newark woman reports falling prey to a phone scam. Tuesday afternoon the unidentified woman told Deputy Daniel Heflin that she got a call Monday from a man who said his name was David …

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  • Training building burns

    MOUNTAIN PINE (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the Mountain Pine Fire Department’s training facility. Lt. Kevin Green says authorities consider the fire suspicious because the building had no utilities hooked up that could have sparked a blaze. The fire happened at …

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  • Former county workers remembered with plaque

    By Donetta Sterling Guard Staff Writer Family members of employees who died while working for the county were on hand for the unveiling of a memorial plaque that honored their loved ones at Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Lynn Anderson, 58, was a …

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  • Livestock grants offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The state of Arkansas, through funds provided by Gov. Mike Beebe, will provide a monetary grant to livestock producers for the partial recovery of forage production losses due to extreme drought conditions experienced this year, according to a news release from the …

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  • A Turning Point; From high school dropout to soldier, dad, role model

    ROBINSON TRAINING CENTER — The 233rd Regional Training Center’s Sgt. Aldo Reyes of North Little Rock is a proud father of five and a dedicated soldier with a promising future. But that wasn’t always the case. Surrounded by negative influences as a juvenile, Reyes had …

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