• S-Rock council has light agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will hear departmental reports and review current bills.

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  • Lyon fall production begins Oct. 19

    The Lyon College theater department’s fall production of “A Hotel on Marvin Gardens” by Nagle Jackson begins Oct. 19 at Holloway Theatre on the Lyon College campus. The play will be directed by Dr. Michael L. Counts, Lyon’s professor of theatre, who says the play …

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  • Coach resigns – Shilkitus accused of sexting student

    Southside girls volleyball coach David Shilkitus, 40, has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly sending a student a cell phone picture of his genitalia, according to a court affidavit filed by Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Mundy said a report …

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  • ‘The Days of Ore’ – Cushman Miners Day is Saturday

    CUSHMAN — The 21st annual Miners Day in Cushman with its “The Days of Ore” theme gets under way at 8 a.m. Saturday and lasts until midnight, said Debbie Covington, one of the organizers. A special feature of this celebration of Cushman’s mining heritage is …

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  • Austrian is cowboy at heart

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Not in his wildest dreams as a cowboy-loving youth growing up in Austria did Anton “Toni” Stein ever imagine that on his 70th birthday he would find himself in the Ozark Mountains strapping on a real Western six-gun to learn the fast …

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  • Cowboy cookin’, gun slingin’ draw crowds to Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The occasional rattle of a Dutch oven lid, along with the steady chop of an axe splitting wood fills the air as the aroma of bubbling coffee and smoke from a dozen cook fires hangs heavy in the cool, predawn darkness of …

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  • Newark recorder: County slow in billing

    NEWARK — The city of Newark is paying its bills, and paying them on time — but it must have an invoice in order to pay a bill, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston told the city council Tuesday night. At issue, she said, is the fact that …

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  • Batesville man faces charges

    CONCORD — Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson made a traffic stop Tuesday on a 2002 Chevrolet pickup for pulling a trailer that did not have a license plate, leading to several charges against the driver, according to a news release. The stop was made on state …

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  • Midland student cited

    A Midland High School student was cited for public intoxication Tuesday after a teacher reported that the 16-year-old boy smelled of marijuana, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A drug test prior to Deputy Matthew Thomas’ arrival confirmed the student tested positive for drugs. …

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  • Sharp Co. audit report reviewed

    ASH FLAT — A 2011 audit report that showed no adverse findings was reviewed and approved during Tuesday’s Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, said County Judge Larry Brown. “It was a good audit. All county officials were in compliance with no findings cited,” Brown said. …

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  • Potato shoot to be Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The third annual Big Thunder Arkansas Championship Potato Shoot will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the driving range on Turkey Mountain. The competition will include shooting for accuracy and distance. Each shootist will be allowed three tries at each competition with …

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  • UACCB announces GED schedule

    The General Educational Development (GED) Test is administered in Independence County at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on Fridays to those who are eligible. Test dates for the remainder of the year are as follows: Oct. 12 and 19; Nov. 2, 9, …

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