• Quarterly meeting scheduled

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and White River Planning and Development District Board have been scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center, located at 110 Lost Creek Parkway in …

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  • Community School board to meet

    The Community School Inc. board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood in Batesville.

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  • ‘Hello Goodbye:’ The British Invasion of Arkansas – How Walnut Ridge became forever tied with The Beatles

    WALNUT RIDGE — In September 1964, a quartet from England was just looking for some peace and quiet. For the young men from Liverpool, 1964 had already been a banner year. Their lives had changed drastically. In February, the chaps left England, not sure if …

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  • Woman uses teeth to create art

    SOUTHSIDE — Dipping her brush into the white paint, Sharon Scarbrough steadies herself as she adds the color against the stark contrast of a blue background. The snow-capped mountains need more definition. When people see her artwork and say they couldn’t paint like her using …

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  • Expired tags lead to arrest

    The driver had expired tags and no insurance, his passenger had a false name, four warrants and an urge to run to avoid outstanding warrants. Curtis Smith, 59, of Sulphur Rock was stopped by police Wednesday morning for car tags that had expired in January, …

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  • Theft incident missed by stolen camera

    Hoping to see who had broken into his pickup Tuesday night, Bobby Liles of Moorefield turned to his hidden game camera, but it was gone. Liles told Independence county Deputy Gary Franks that he parked his truck on the east side of his house Tuesday …

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  • Children remembered at Compassionate Friends picnic

    The balloons in yellow, pink, blue, red and green may have brought some color to Riverside Park on Tuesday night, but for those holding the red strings clustered together on the riverbank, they were reminders of children who have died too soon. Elizabeth Broughton held …

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  • HSIC, Petsense host event for National Pet Adoption Weekend

    The Humane Society of Independence County will showcase many of its adoptable pets at the sixth annual National Pet Adoption Weekend, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petsense, located in the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center at Batesville. Every …

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  • Car show set for Saturday in conjunction with Water Carival

    River City Cruisers Car Club Annual Car Show will be Saturday in conjunction with the White River Water Carnival at Riverside Park. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. Judging is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be given at 3 p.m. Included …

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  • Local conservation district turns 75

    On July 27, the Independence County Conservation District celebrated 75 years of service to the landowners of Independence County, according to a district press release. Early Arkansas agriculture (1900s) constantly called for placing new ground into use, land that had never before seen a plow …

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  • Ozarka trustees to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will conduct its regular quarterly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in board room of the John E. Miller complex on the Ozarka College-Melbourne campus. A president’s report and financial report will be given along with discussion …

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  • Architects to give report

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office. Agenda items include a report from Jackson Brown Palculict Architects concerning improvements to Sulphur Rock Magnet gym, consideration of the purchase of two mini vans, lease purchase of two buses …

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