• Woman beaten

    A Porter Street woman told police Sunday morning that her husband beat her because she wouldn’t go to church with him. Independence County Deputy Mike Price said the couple’s crying 4-year-old daughter called her grandmother in Lawrence County, who could hear screaming in the background, …

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  • Date set for cowboy challenge

    Foothills Cowboy Church, located at 595 Hilly Village Road north of Batesville, has set Sunday for its next Cowboy Challenge event. Designed to show off the abilities of both horse and rider, the event will be judged on horsemanship skills through a series of obstacles …

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  • Luncheon to raise funds to mark, maintain grave

    CORD — A luncheon to raise funds for a Southern Cross of Honor and for fencing material for the grave of Capt. Samuel R. Fetzer will be held at the Cord Fire Department beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, said Sue Richmond, secretary for the …

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  • Library adds ‘Storytime’ events

    ASH FLAT — The new Ash Flat Library is still adding activities for children, said library committee member Ina Gill. A “Storytime” for children is scheduled for 10 Wednesday morning and again at 10 a.m. Oct. 17. The readings, which are free, will be in …

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  • ‘Zombie apocalypse’ planned

    CAVE CITY — Fall hayrides usually conjure up warm and fuzzy thoughts, but ask Carey Markum and this isn’t your normal hayride. Here, riders will “test their skills against the un-dead” to fight off “zombies.” The interactive hayride in which riders will be provided laser …

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  • Concert canceled

    The Paul’s Journey concert scheduled for Oct. 12 has been canceled, according to Paula Grimes, executive director of Main Street Batesville.

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  • 4-H plans service day

    Independence County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a community service project to assist the needy in the community. The project, called “One Day of Service,” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers Ave. in Batesville. Donations …

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  • Melbourne fall yard sale is set for Saturday

    MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne is having its 22nd Annual Fall Community-wide Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held rain or shine. A list of participants will be available for pickup at city hall Thursday and Friday. …

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  • Revival set at Cedar Grove

    CAVE CITY — Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a three-day revival starting Wednesday, according to a news release. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day. “The Rev. Carroll Kinley, pastor of Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church at Cave City, will be the …

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  • UofA rep to address students

    Admissions counselor Meghan Miller from the University of Arkansas will host a meeting to address all aspects of applying to the UofA including applications, scholarships and housing for all area high school juniors, seniors and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Community Bank’s …

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  • Craig Karges to perform Tuesday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall. Tickets are available at UACCB and First Community Bank’s main branch and Cave City branch. Individual tickets are $10 each. Season tickets to …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airmen Benjamin J. Desoto and Joshua D. Honey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core …

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