• Sharp tax office to stay open late

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Tax Collector Charlotte Ratliff announced this morning that she will keep her office in the county courthouse open until 5 p.m. Monday, the last day to pay taxes without penalty.

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  • ‘World’s Fair’ is tonight

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will hold its annual “World’s Fair” fall festival from 5 to 8 tonight at the school. Activities will include games, a “haunted mansion,” silent auction and barbecue dinner.

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  • Board to hear updates

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria of the White River Academy, the district’s alternative learning school at the former Cushman school campus. Agenda items include board members drawing for positions and the election of officers, personnel reports, including …

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  • Civil War play auditions set

    Auditions for the second half of the Civil War play will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in room 104 of Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. The Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Community Theatre have …

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  • Oil Trough Homecoming set

    OIL TROUGH — After an absence caused by a mid-December 2010 fire that destroyed the town’s city hall and community center, the Oil Trough Homecoming is back. The homecoming starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the new Oil Trough Community Center with visiting, entertainment by …

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  • 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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