• Electrical update class offered

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is offering a program to electricians that will analyze the major changes to the 2011 National Electric Code from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, according to a news release. Instructor Joseph Wages will teach the …

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  • Angel Tree has 1,000 names

    The Angel Tree has approximately 1,000 names of children needing Christmas gifts. The names may be picked up at the United Way office inside the Southside branch of First Community Bank, the main branch of First Community Bank, the main branch of Citizens Bank, Liberty …

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  • First Church of Nazarene to host Dr. Roberta Bustin

    Dr. Roberta Bustin will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene. Bustin has served in Sighisoara, Romania, for the past 14 years. She retired from Lyon College, where she was professor of chemistry. She also spent many years working with NASA. …

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  • Habitat family finds blessings

    A sturdy floor that won’t fall through with the slightest step. Less clutter, more space. A full-time job when more than two years ago unemployment was reality. A husband and father who is lucky to be alive after pancreatic cancer. The Ralph and Lisa Lewis family …

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  • Midland Elementary students tell what they are thankful for

    As many gather Thursday for Thanksgiving, several students in Robbie Moore’s first-grade class at Midland Elementary in Floral share in their own words what they are thankful for this holiday.    I am tafl for my boin and tafl for sery and foeh and Im …

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  • None hurt in fire – Arson ruled out as cause

    HARDY — A fire destroyed an eight-room apartment complex near the north entrance to Cherokee Village on Tuesday morning, leaving only one room standing, said Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose. “No one was hurt,” he said. “The fire was called in to 911 at 5:18 …

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  • Bank announces two promotions

    Karen Shaw The Citizens Bank has announced two promotions that will allow the bank to fortify its position as an independent community bank, more intensively focused on future expansion, and also strengthen its financial reporting and planning capabilities, according to a news release. Greg Shaver …

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  • Two arrested with meth

    WALNUT RIDGE — Officers with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shelly Summitt, 48, of Walnut Ridge and Anna Doyle, 40, of Black Rock on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine “ice”) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest …

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  • Offices closed for holiday

    All Independence County government offices will close Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release. The Thursday trash and recycling routes will not run in the southeast quadrant of the county (east of Highway 167 and south of the White River). …

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  • Repair shop burglarized

    When Terry Barnett arrived at his fenced-in repair shop around 7:15 Monday morning he discovered everything in disarray and several items missing. Closer inspection revealed where someone had entered the Barnett’s Auto/Appliance Repair building by removing a window air conditioner to the office area. “Once …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Independence County Courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. 2013 budgets for county offices will be discussed. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • HSB announces deadlines

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Parade lineup begins at 9:15 a.m. on Church Street by the United Methodist Church. Parade entry forms are available at the chamber office, located at …

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