• Alcohol tax generates $23K so far in 2012

    The city’s alcohol tax has brought in just under $23,000 so far this year, according to figures from the Batesville City Clerk’s Office. Sakura’s has become the latest establishment with a permit from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, although Fox Creek BBQ is seeking the …

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  • Smoked turkeys, hams being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup will be Nov. 21, as …

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  • County rec committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court parks and recreation committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the county courthouse at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will review recently submitted grant requests. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Medicare enrollment fair set

    White River Area Agency on Aging will have its Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Room B of the Conference Center in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center in Batesville. …

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  • Storybook Project comes to North Central Unit

    CALICO ROCK — It may not seem like much, but the opportunity to read a book to their children was something not possible for prisoners at the North Central Unit in Calico Rock until now — thanks to The Storybook Project. The Storybook Project allows …

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  • Veterans, Gold Star families, Navy hero will be recognized

    The late Gerald W. Farrier’s name is recognized around the globe because 40,000 U.S. Navy personnel per year are required to take training at the Gerald W. Farrier Naval Fire Fighting Facility in Norfolk, Va., but here in his hometown, even schoolchildren appear to not …

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  • War sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — Lectures, living history events and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for November. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/. …

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  • Club News: Sharp County Extension Homemakers

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Extension Homemakers held their board meeting Oct. 25. Each club was represented and discussion of community projects was the topic of the day. An event is planned for Nov. 17 with the theme being “Fleas and Flour.” “Fleas” denotes a …

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  • Club News: Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135

    The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its October meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex. After a brown bag lunch, President Sherri Stagner called the meeting to order and welcomed members. She then led the Ritual and summarized the president …

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  • Chili supper slated

    ZION — Zion Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual chili supper and pie and cake auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at the training center/community building in Zion. Admission is by donation. There will be door prizes and a raffle for a cash prize of …

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  • Spurlins to perform

    Doc and Connie Spurlin and Rusty will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sharp United Methodist Church, located on Gainesboro Road in Batesville. A Thanksgiving potluck will follow. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit Friendship Outreach Inc. and Women’s …

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  • Lyon to host free concert

    Lyon College will host a free concert with Lauren Gray at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Becknell Gymnasium on campus. Concessions will be available. Admission is free. Gray, who is from Hardy, was a top 40 contestant on “American Idol.” Gray comes from a family of …

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