• Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • ‘Buying local’ to be topic of chamber luncheon

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly membership luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women & Imaging Conference Room at White River Medical Center. Guest speaker Brad Lacy will discuss the importance of buying locally with …

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  • 2 jailed for trespassing

    Response by police to a call of trespassers led to the arrest of two area men early this morning. Deputy Michael Darr with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the call at 250 Camp Tahkodah Road around 2:45 …

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  • Radio auction announced

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual radio auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15-17 on KSAR 98.3. The chamber will be auctioning off items donated from area business along with Branson, Mo., show tickets, gift certificates …

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  • Britton to sign books

    Nancy Britton, local author and historian, will sign copies of her books at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paper Chase Book Store, 136 W. Main in downtown Batesville on Tuesday. Among the titles she will be signing are: “Independence County Arkansas,” “Two Centuries of Methodism …

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  • Club offers canning instruction

    The new club River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee is required. The club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at Independence …

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  • Special services scheduled

    Providence Missionary Baptist MOUNT PLEASANT — Providence Missionary Baptist Church will be in revival at 7 p.m. tonight through Monday. Terrall Neeley will be speaking. The pastor is Steve Caughron. The church is located across from the Country Store in Mount Pleasant.   New Bethel …

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Monday in the meeting room at First Community Bank, 1325 Harrison St. Guest speaker will be Linda Scott, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association president. Her topic is “What ARTA Does For Us.” Sandwiches will be available. All retired …

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  • Encore Band to play Bluesday Tuesday

    NEWPORT — KASU Radio will present The Encore Band during “Bluesday Tuesday” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive. The Encore Band tailors a song list to fit Baby Boomers who like to dance occasionally, incorporating slow numbers like “Unchained …

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  • Club names Anglers of Year

    Billy Littleton and T. Le were named the Batesville Bassmasters of the Year with 499 points by compiling 499 points through the regular season tournaments, according to a news release. Shane Hipp and Jamie Hipp were runners-up with 490 points. Anglers who also qualified for …

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  • Southside FFA Rodeo scheduled

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside FFA Rodeo has been set for Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains Outdoor Arena, according to a news release which proclaims “event for all ages.” Cash will be awarded to first-place winners …

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  • Calico Rock couple win multiple awards

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Jim Spencer won the highest writing honor at the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association’s annual conference held recently in Johnson City, Tenn., according to a news release. The Sharon Rushton Award is for excellence in writing about youth in outdoor activities. Spencer’s …

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