• Canning club seeks members

    The new club River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee is required. The club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at Independence …

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  • Support group set to meet

    The One Day at a Time support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, located across from the main bank on College Street in Batesville. This is a support group for families and friends of children and teenagers …

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  • Pocahontas couple marks 50th wedding anniversary

    POCAHONTAS — Dr. Grant and Carol Killion will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Pyburn Street Church of Christ, located at 405 West Pyburn St. in Pocahontas. Cake and punch will be served. …

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  • Bearkatz prepare for school year

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Public Schools will begin classes Aug. 20. Superintendent is Gerald Cooper. District treasurer is Toni Lawrence. Board members are Phil Ferguson, president, Brad Wheelis, vice president, Jason Miller, secretary, Phillip Edwards, Robert Cooper, Toby Smith and Kirk Miller. The board meets at …

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  • Six students awarded academic scholarships

    Six students have been awarded academic scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Kristen Cross, director of financial aid. Preston Hooper of Floral graduated from Midland High School and was awarded an Academic Distinction scholarship. Preston is the son of Brad …

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  • Beebe declares emergency due to severe drought

    LITTLE ROCK — On Friday, Gov. Mike Beebe declared a state of emergency in Arkansas to assist with the transport of hay during Arkansas’ severe drought. The declaration is intended to help Arkansas ranchers whose feed supplies are running critically low. The declaration temporarily authorizes …

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  • Family featured on weather channel

    A local family is featured for several minutes in The Weather Channel’s nationally broadcast “Lights Out” series, which debuted July 28. The three-part series follows electrical line repairmen’s lives at work and in other settings. “It’s about the daily life of a lineman — the …

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  • Flipped truck injures driver

    A Batesville man was flown by helicopter to a Little Rock hospital Tuesday night after being thrown from his pickup truck during an accident on Limedale Road. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said Dylan Coates, 21, of Dari Drive was traveling east on Limedale Road …

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  • Three arrested for meth

    David Robison Joseph Clayman HEBER SPRINGS — Three Cleburne County men were arrested on drug charges after a search of a Heber Springs area residence Monday, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Arrested were 21-year-old Joseph Clayman and 44-year-old David Robison, both of Heber Springs, and 41-year-old …

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  • First Community Bank to mark anniversary

    On Aug. 4, 1997, First Community Bank opened its doors to the people of Batesville and its surrounding communities. Fifteen years later, the organization operates 15 full-service branches in Arkansas and Missouri, a commercial lending facility in the greater St. Louis area and a stand-alone …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. The Rev. David Wesley will present a program entitled “Two Unique Incidents in War History.” Wesley, an ordained Southern Baptist …

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  • Sand Hole Road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Sand Hole Road at South Big Creek in southeast Sharp County will be closed beginning Monday until further notice due to bridge repair work, according to a news release from the Sharp County Road Department.

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