• Annual Lyon College event makes for a good day

    Rosco never had it so good. The little tan dog couldn’t resist flopping over for several belly rubs from Lyon College freshman Blake Rogers, who was at the Humane Society of Independence County as part of the school’s annual Service Day. The quiet Lewisville, Texas, …

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  • Sharp collector to visit 2 sites

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Tax Collector Charlotte Ratliff will be collecting taxes at the Cherokee Village Senior Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday and at the Cave City Community Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, according to a …

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  • Angel Tree applications available

    It’s time for parents to pick up applications for their children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts from the Angel Tree. Applications may be picked up from Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville or the United Way office located …

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  • Izard posts sample ballots online

    MELBOURNE — Precinct-specific sample ballots for Izard County are now available online and can be viewed or printed, according to the Izard County Clerk’s Office. Users can visit the Izard County government website at http://izardcountyar.org and then click the “Circuit/County Clerk” link to find links …

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  • Fugitive from Drasco caught

    HEBER SPRINGS — At about 2 a.m. Thursday, investigators from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy United States marshals and officers from the Searcy Police Department took 24-year-old Joshua Paul Nelson, who was wanted for aggravated assault, into custody, said Sheriff Marty Moss. …

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  • Vital Link given national accreditation

    Vital Link EMS has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national EMS standards of excellence for the fourth time, according to a new release. “Vital Link continues to be among the nation’s elite ambulance services …

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  • Church establishes college scholarship

    NEWARK — The Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Newark has announced a new scholarship program for those seeking higher education, according to a news release. The church is making available $500 scholarships per semester to anyone wanting to pursue an undergraduate degree at …

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  • ‘The Avengers’ to be shown

    Dinner and a movie will be held at Riverside Park Saturday. Hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Live music will also begin at 6. “The Avengers” will be shown at 8. Avenger characters Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, …

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  • Church has ‘Singing in the Park’

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Baptist Church will host a Singing in the Park at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Sulphur Rock Park. The Southern/country gospel group the Tiptons, consisting of Virginia Tipton, Lesa Tipton-Burnett and Dan Tipton and friends Dennis Esteb and James Esteb, will …

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  • Quillen Edwards to perform

    SOUTHSIDE — Emmanuel Baptist Church will have a special singing with Quillen Edwards at 3 p.m. Sunday. A time of fellowship will follow. The event is open to the public. The church is located at 1915 Batesville Blvd. in Southside.

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  • Health, Wellness Fair is Saturday

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Radio station KFFB 106.1 will host its annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the HART Center in Fairfield Bay. In addition to health screenings and tests, health professionals will provide health-related information. Most …

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  • Evans holds acting, voice workshop

    The Batesville Community Theatre will host acclaimed film, commercial and Shakespearian actor and director Hal Evans beginning Monday in conducting a five-session acting and voice workshop for the general public. Evans will work for six weeks with the Batesville School System with his company, Troupe …

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