• Citizens Bank adds officers

    Matt Martin Three new officers have been added to the staff of Citizens Bank in Batesville, according to bank President John Dews. “Longtime Arkansas communications executive Chuck Jones has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief marketing officer,” Dews said. “Chuck’s stellar career …

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  • Store closing with big sale

    After 16 years in business, Isabella’s Boutique at 1370 Neeley St. in Batesville is closing its doors with a liquidation sale through Aug. 11, according to owner Kim Hinkle. “We will sell out our entire inventory of ladies’ quality fashions and sportswear including Joseph Ribkoff, …

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  • Matt Mosler to speak at revival

    CAVE CITY — Matt Mosler, co-anchor of KARK 4 Today in Little Rock and director of Beautiful Feet Inc. Ministries, will be the guest speaker during a revival Friday at First United Methodist Church in Cave City and Saturday at Bear Creek United Methodist Church …

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  • CMT seeking families for ‘Redneck Intervention’

    Country Music Television is now casting for its new show, “Redneck Intervention,” hosted by Tom Arnold. According to a news release, the show is looking for families who have a relative who is embarrassed by his or her redneck roots; who have lost their backwoods …

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  • Radio club to meet

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • Fulton fair features events for horse lovers

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will feature three events for horse lovers this year. The annual fair horse show will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Everett Show Barn. The show will feature halter classes, showmanship at halter, Western pleasure, lead-line class …

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  • IndCo Fair honors veterans

    Area Veterans attending the Independence County Fair are honored for their service during the Independence County Fair on Saturday. After each stated their name, service years and branch they were presented with certificates of appreciation from the Independence County Fair Board. The fourth-annual Veterans Appreciation …

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  • 11 minutes later… Man, cash found

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Ravenden man who robbed a bank at Imboden on Friday was caught 11 minutes later as a number of officers from various law enforcement agencies swarmed the area, reported Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The 911 call that the Citizens Bank …

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  • Karaoke event to benefit kids

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas is hoping to get others “Back to the Future” at a time when mullets were cool, neon was in  everything was “rad.” The volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization will host the eighth annual Karaoke for a Cause at …

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  • Thida blaze investigated

    A blaze that destroyed approximately 300 acres of wooded area along the 2200 block of Union Hill Road near Thida Sunday afternoon is under investigation by the Arkansas Forestry Service, according to Thida Fire Chief Mark Hightower. “We got the call about 1 p.m.,” Hightower …

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  • Batesville schools tackle math fluency

    While the Obama administration has unveiled plans to create an elite corps of master teachers in a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math, the Batesville School District is working to see that one of those subjects becomes …

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  • Crash claims 1 life

    QUITMAN — A one-vehicle accident in Cleburne County about 10:10 a.m. Friday resulted in the death of the driver, 24-year-old Victoria G. Callihan of Quitman, said the responding officer, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegle. Callihan was traveling south on state Highway 225 about five …

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