• GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — The Adult Education Department of Ozarka College is currently offering GED classes for three weeks in Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Melbourne. Class locations and times are: Ash Flat — 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, room 109 Mammoth Spring — 8 a.m. to …

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  • CPR, first aid classes set

    Vital Link will offer a Healthcare Provider CPR class from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Alan Davis Conference Center, 1033 E.M.S. Drive, Batesville. The fee is $40. Heartsaver CPR and first aid classes will also be held at this location from 6-10 p.m. June 12. …

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  • WRAAA to hold quarterly meeting

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. advisory council will hold its quarterly meeting Tuesday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. The committees (legislative, program and menu) will meet at 9:45 a.m. and the council will convene at 10:15.

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  • Club News

    Batesville Radio Club The Batesville Radio Club met on May 24 with 16 people present. The car wash is scheduled for Saturday at Advance Auto Parts, and members are encouraged to participate. It was decided to get a card reader to enable the club to …

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  • Five generations

    Five generations are represented in this family photo. Standing left to right are Kana Riley Hodge and Valerie Williams. Sitting are Katina Riley, Shane Tatum Hodge and Adrian “Eddie” Ballard.     (photo submitted)

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  • Dry Spring spawns water cleanup

    Extreme low water at Lock and Dam 1 on the White River this morning was the result of a successful dredging operation conducted at the Batesville hydroelectric project Thursday. Hydroelectric project manager John Stacey said that past flooding had built up a considerable amount of …

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  • Panel helps prepare for disaster

    A tornado coming through town would wreak havoc. Homes and businesses would be destroyed. Most people will be at a loss as to what to do. Where will they stay? What will they eat? How will businesses get back up and running? The United States …

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  • Mock school bus accident trains for real thing

    Vital Link, Independence County Office of Emergency Management, Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Fire Department and White River Medical Center all worked together on May 21 to practice how to handle a school bus accident involving 20 students. The mock accident took place at the …

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  • Weaver honored

    Angela Weaver SOUTHSIDE — Choral director Angela Weaver received the Northeast Regional Distinguished Director award last fall but never imagined she’d go on to be named Arkansas’ Distinguished Director of the Year. Weaver, who teaches at the Southside School District, said the award was a …

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  • Lyon to host outdoor, ACT camps

    Lyon College will host two outdoor and ACT prep camps this summer. The first camp is June 3-6, and the second camp is June 10-13 with about 100 students slated to attend each. The camps give students the opportunity to learn how to raise ACT …

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  • HSIC hosts low-cost clinic

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

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  • Machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the courthouse to conduct testing on election equipment. Testing will be in preparation for the June 12 run-off election between Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington and state Rep. Clark Hall for the 1st Congressional …

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