• Fire safety fair is Saturday

    The Home Depot In-Focus Team Children’s Fire Safety Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Batesville store. There will be a smoke house, fire trucks, a fire extinguisher demonstration, Vital Link information, balloon animals, face painting, children’s workshop and food …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those 11 and under. Proceeds go to …

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  • Reunions scheduled

    St. John, Palmer, Cummings The St. John, Palmer and Cummings reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at FutureFuel Park. A potluck will be served. There will be door prizes and music. The event is open to all relatives and friends. Hoggard …

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  • Club News

    Lions Club member Melissa Smith was recognized recently by the Spring River Lions Club for promoting literacy and reading at Mammoth Spring Elementary School. She has been reading to kindergarten students for more than seven years. The event is part of the Lions Club International …

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  • Casino measure rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected a proposed ballot measure to give a professional poker player the exclusive right to operate casinos in the state. The court ordered that no votes be counted in Nancy Todd’s proposed constitutional amendment to allow …

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  • Woman charged in false 911 calls

    Numerous calls to police claiming her home was on fire, suspicious people were nearby and her home had been broken into, ended in 45-year-old Kay F. England being charged with filing false alarms early Tuesday morning. Deputy Colby Markum said he responded to England’s home …

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to monthly reports, said Manager John Richardson. On tap are September water and wastewater financial reports, a September system totals report and a …

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  • Highland superintendent abruptly retires

    HIGHLAND (AP) — The embattled superintendent of the Highland School District has abruptly retired. Assistant Superintendent Tracy Webb said the school board accepted James Floyd’s request to resign on Monday. Webb — who was appointed superintendent — says Floyd did not submit a retirement letter …

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  • Cave City man dies in accident

    EVENING SHADE — A Cave City man died in a single-vehicle wreck about 7:22 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of state Highway 56 and Powell’s Chapel Road east of Evening Shade, said Arkansas State Police Trooper First Class Jeremy Conner of Troop B in Newport. …

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  • Several area break-ins reported

    A Newark man has reported more than $1,000 worth of tools and miscellaneous items stolen from his North Locust Street property sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Michael L. Rutledge told Deputy Billy Croom that someone removed a lock on his storage shed …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to meet Saturday for reunion; Two former students to be remembered

    OAK BLUFF — The 10th annual Oak Bluff Alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cakewalk at 10:30 and a general session at 11, said William Coe, …

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  • Huge crowd attends ribbon cutting

    White River Medical Center’s new patient tower is open for business. Tuesday morning, hospital administrators and employees, state, city and county officials and business leaders came together for a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the East Tower. Gary Bebow, White River Health System president …

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