• Martial arts studio opens

    Dustin Hennessey recently opened Independence County Martial Arts and says martial arts is more than just self defense — it teaches discipline, goal setting and improves self-esteem. Chief Instructor Hennessey teaches San Sai Ryu karate and holds a first degree black belt in the art …

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  • Serving of warrant nets stolen motorcycle

    When Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy made a traffic stop to serve a felony warrant Feb. 15, the driver stopped in the yard of a residence where it was later determined that a motorcycle parked in the yard was stolen. “The motorcycle was in plain view …

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Quidam’ performed through March 3

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The production “Quidam” will be performed Feb. 28 through March 3 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The show had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top …

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  • Rotary raffle tickets available

    The Batesville Rotary Club is now selling tickets for its annual raffle to support local scholarships and community service project funds. Only 1,500 tickets are available at $10 each, and the drawing for three winning tickets will be held March 25. The top winner will …

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  • ‘Doctor shopping,’ high rate of traffic lead to drug arrest

    WALNUT RIDGE — An Alicia man is in trouble for what he termed “doctor shopping” to obtain prescription drugs, then selling them or trading them for methamphetamine, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Tommy Wilson, 34, of Alicia was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession …

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  • CPR, first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the textbook and CPR card. …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The use of natural and artificial sweeteners will be discussed. For  more information call …

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  • FTW volunteers needed

    Face The World Foundation has international exchange students from more than 15 countries arriving in the area for home stay programs. FTW, a nonprofit organization, is now registering volunteer host families to share the American way of life. For more information, call 1 (888) 389-1006, …

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  • Bentz joins firm

    Paralegal Brooke Lee Bentz has joined Simpson, Simpson and Mercer, P.A., attorneys at law in Searcy. Bentz, a graduate of Batesville High school, received her paralegal certificate from the University of Central Arkansas after completing 300 hours of training. As a paralegal, Bentz will assist …

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  • Cherokee Village author’s book released nationally

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Sharp County author Joel Harris celebrated the nationwide release of his new novel, “Rise of the Carrion Lord,” last week, said James Branscum, marketing representative. The book is classified as middle level fantasy. “The inspiration for ‘Rise of the Carrion Lord’ came …

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  • Musician to perform

    Hastings Entertainment of Batesville will feature musician Wyman Lee of Salem for an afternoon of music from 1 to 3 Saturday. Lee began playing guitar at 14. His primary music interests have been country and gospel. During this time Wyman worked with a variety of …

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  • Former resident chosen to National Advisory Board

    From a nationwide pool of highly qualified teachers, former local resident Kelly Chaney was recently selected to be a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Science Scope Advisory Board. NSTA is the largest organization in the world for science professionals dedicated to promoting …

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