• Area students receive funds to Lyon

    Mason Neaville and Kirstin Brown of Batesville have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community, according to a news …

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  • Cave City Bass Club to meet

    The Cave City Bass Club’s first meeting of the year will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex across College Street from Citizens main bank in Batesville, said spokesman Ron Watkins. “We’ll draw up the (2013) schedule and elect a new tournament …

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  • Batesville to host regional archery tournament

    More than 600 archers from 23 schools districts across the state are expected to show up in Batesville this weekend for a one-day tournament. The starting time is 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the FutureFuel warehouse (formerly White-Rodgers) at 2895 E. Harrison St. “This is the …

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  • Smith to mark 90th birthday

    Clyde Smith of Batesville will celebrate his 90th birthday Saturday at a party in his honor at 5 p.m. at Italian Grill. A room has been reserved for the event, said his wife, Juanita. “Anybody can drop by that wants to drop by to wish …

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  • Milligan art exhibit goes up in library at Ash Flat

    ASH FLAT — Kaye D. Milligan is the February Guest Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Library, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “Kaye paints in her own unique abstract-impressionistic style using bright contrasting colors. Her favorite mediums are acrylic and/or oil with …

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  • Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Ozarka to host Valentine’s dinner

    MELBOURNE —The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host the first gourmet dinner of the semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. The dining room will be decorated in celebration of Valentine’s Day, according to a news release. Advanced Culinary Arts students are currently …

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  • Izard County singing is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Music School Auditorium at Brockwell. Brockwell is located north of Highways 9 and 56 in Izard County. The new music school book, “Carry On,” will be used. For more information call …

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  • Mercy River Boys to perform

    MOOREFIELD — The Mercy River Boys will be in concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Moorefield. Donations will be taken. The event is open to the public. For more information call Bob Womack, pastor, at (870) 834-6783.

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County retired teachers will meet at noon Monday at First Community Bank’s George Rider room, 1325 Harrison St., Batesville. Author Mark Rorie will present a program and discuss Abraham Ruddell for whose family Ruddell Hill is named. Subway sandwiches and cookies will be available …

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  • Cushman council sets agenda

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at Cushman City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Members will hear reports and review the city’s bills, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Preparing for the worst – Police train for school shootings

    On Jan. 31, dozens of police officers from various agencies in Independence County responded to an “active shooter” incident at the former Cushman school campus where they were met by a number of “shooters” and “victims.” Once on the scene, a small group of officers …

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