• HSIC offers low-cost clinic

    The Humane Society of Independence County is sponsoring a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs of low-income families in Independence County on June 5. Household income must be less than $25,000 to qualify for this clinic. Appointments must be made by calling the humane …

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  • Revival scheduled

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Christian Life Center in Mount Pleasant will hold a revival May 23-27. The service will begin at 7 p.m. during weekdays and on Saturday. On Sunday, service will begin at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Darrell Davis of Abingdon, …

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  • Project graduation seeks funds

    Batesville High School’s Project Graduation is asking for the public’s support in the form of monetary donations or prizes. The event, which was begun in 1988, is an all-night drug- and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors. The goal is to eliminate the chance of any …

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  • Writers, artists raise money for literacy

    Batesville’s second annual Pulp Ark Convention and Writers Conference, held at the Independence County Fairgrounds April 20-22, raised nearly $1,000 for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. Pulp Ark attendees participated in a trivia competition and a live auction, both fundraisers for the Literacy Project. Out-of-town …

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  • SAU names Dean’s List

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University has announced the names of students who qualified for the Dean’s List following the spring 2012 semester. Students must complete 12 or more semester hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 to qualify for the list. Area students …

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  • Students graduate HU

    SEARCY — Lynne Rhodes of Batesville was one of approximately 750 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 5. Rhodes received a master of education in early childhood and special education. Other area students include Eric Barber, bachelor of science in …

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  • Hicks awarded scholarships

    Jordan Hicks Southside High School senior Jordan N. Hicks has been awarded a $500 educational award from Modern Woodmen of America national competition. Hicks is the daughter of Tim and LaRhonda Hicks of Floral and plans to attend Arkansas Tech University at Russellville. She is …

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  • UACCB awards certificates during in graduation ceremony

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday night. Certificates of proficiency were awarded and graduates are noted by their degrees and hometowns. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) …

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  • BHS commencement set for Friday

    Batesville High School will hold commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Stadium with 178 seniors graduating. Valedictorian is Lauren Gunderman, a Batesville native. She plans to attend Lyon College this fall. She is active in dance at North Arkansas Dance Theatre at Batesville …

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  • Thefts, damages reported in Independence County

    A weekend trip out of town ended on a sour note for the Sherman Somers family Sunday night. Somers told Independence County Deputy Michael Moody the family left around 4 p.m. Friday and returned around 8 p.m. Sunday to find their home on Bethesda Road …

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  • Cedar Ridge to meet

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School board will meet at 7 tonight in the board room at the central office. The agenda will include recognizing the Quiz Bowl team and recommendations for expulsion of three students caught with prescription drugs.

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  • Cannon fire

    Union artillery fires on advancing Confederate troops during a re-enactment of the “Union Invasion of Batesville” at Riverside Park Sunday. The weekend event was held to commemorate a May 3, 1862 skirmish between the two forces who at the time were camped on opposite sides of …

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