• Friends of NRA banquet slated

    HARDY — Friends of NRA, Chapter 41, in Hardy is having its first ever banquet on Thursday at The Highlander Restaurant, located in the old Arkansaw Traveler Theater on Arkansaw Traveler Road just south of Hardy, said Fran Sabia, who is helping with publicity. Entrance …

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  • Sheriff warns of ‘Smiles’ drug

    Although he hasn’t seen it in the area, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the new drug known as “Smiles” is killing its users and compared it to “LSD on steroids.” “Smiles” is also known as 2C-1, and is being abused for its hallucinogenic effects …

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  • Program spotlights ‘Arkansas’ Wild Past’

    Owls, hawks, a falcon, wolves and a snake take top billing as Old Independence Regional Museum hosts its sixth annual Fall Family Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. The event is free and open to the public. “This year’s program …

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  • Huffer busted at Walmart

    Police responded to the Batesville Walmart store around 12:30 Thursday afternoon where a man was reportedly huffing air duster in the electronics department, bumping into customers and TV displays. Deputy Nathan Stephens said when he arrived the store manager contacted a loss prevention officer Justin …

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  • Pfeiffer water to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The water board meets the third Tuesday of each month and meetings are open to the public.

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  • Forestry products to be discussed

    The Ozark Woodland Owners Association will hold its fall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room at the Independence County Cooperative Office at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville, according to a news release. Dr. Matt Pelkki, economics professor at the University of Arkansas …

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  • Board to discuss partnership

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include organization of the board, appointment of a foster care liaison, as well as discussion about a partnership with The C.A.L.L. (Children of Arkansas …

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  • CPR class available

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday 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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  • UACCB slates golf scramble

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will hold its annual golf tournament on Wednesday. The four-person scramble will be at The Course at Eagle Mountain with tee time at 11 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support foundation scholarships. More than …

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  • Sons of the American Legion hold fundraiser Saturday

    The Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 114 will have a fund raiser Saturday at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville. A yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Donations for the sale will be appreciated. Dinner will start at noon. The dinner includes Boston …

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  • Country Quilters Guild to meet Wednesday

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the hall of First Baptist Church in Salem. A board meeting for members will be at 8:30. After a brief business meeting, refreshments will be served. The program …

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  • North central Arkansas District Fair winners

    MELBOURNE — Following are the best of show winners in the North Central Arkansas District Fair, held Sept. 24 through 29 at Melbourne. Apiary (honey) — adult, David Long Art department — acrylic: adult, Connie Hood; junior, Jessica Wilcoxson; oil:  adult, Dixie Wilson; junior, Kristen …

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