• Longtime P.E. teacher leads by example – Jenkins to receive governor’s award

    SOUTHSIDE — Whether it’s likening a ball that’s bouncing on a parachute tarp to popping popcorn, showing how toys don’t necessarily have to be bought or asking students what muscles they worked after playing a game of “roadway” using hula-hoops on the gym floor, P.E. …

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  • Students to represent Ark. in D.C.

    SOUTHSIDE — Two Southside High School students have earned an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. after winning competitions during a state Jobs for Arkansas’ Graduates competition at Little Rock Sept. 27. Eleven JAG students from Southside attended the leadership conference to compete against other …

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  • Batesville RN finds job tough, but rewarding

    NEWPORT — Sheri Wagner of Batesville is in the business of saving lives. As a registered nurse, she is accustomed to helping patients heal through modern medicine and therapeutic interventions. But on the night of July 29, she proved that she truly is a life …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This is one of the most well-known photos of the Sulphur Rock Railway Company’s “Bobtail” trolley car. The picture was taken in front of Huddleston Hotel, the current site of Huddleston Park in Sulphur Rock. The site will be full of activities tonight and Saturday …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • ‘Buying local’ to be topic of chamber luncheon

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly membership luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women & Imaging Conference Room at White River Medical Center. Guest speaker Brad Lacy will discuss the importance of buying locally with …

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  • 2 jailed for trespassing

    Response by police to a call of trespassers led to the arrest of two area men early this morning. Deputy Michael Darr with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the call at 250 Camp Tahkodah Road around 2:45 …

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  • Radio auction announced

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual radio auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15-17 on KSAR 98.3. The chamber will be auctioning off items donated from area business along with Branson, Mo., show tickets, gift certificates …

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  • Britton to sign books

    Nancy Britton, local author and historian, will sign copies of her books at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paper Chase Book Store, 136 W. Main in downtown Batesville on Tuesday. Among the titles she will be signing are: “Independence County Arkansas,” “Two Centuries of Methodism …

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  • Club offers canning instruction

    The new club River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee is required. The club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at Independence …

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  • Special services scheduled

    Providence Missionary Baptist MOUNT PLEASANT — Providence Missionary Baptist Church will be in revival at 7 p.m. tonight through Monday. Terrall Neeley will be speaking. The pastor is Steve Caughron. The church is located across from the Country Store in Mount Pleasant.   New Bethel …

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Monday in the meeting room at First Community Bank, 1325 Harrison St. Guest speaker will be Linda Scott, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association president. Her topic is “What ARTA Does For Us.” Sandwiches will be available. All retired …

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