• Watermelon Festival pageant plans slated

    CAVE CITY — The 2012 Cave City Watermelon Festival beauty pageant will be June 29 and 30 in the new Cave City High School cafeteria. Contestants must be full-time residents of Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton or Izard counties. Entry fee is $20 for the beauty …

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  • Dream Riders to host womanless pageant

    CAVE CITY — The Dream Riders Biking for Children Chapter E will host a womanless beauty pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cave City School cafeteria. Trophies will be given to the winners, including queen, first runner up, second runner up, talent (if contestants …

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  • Parkinson’s group holds meeting

    Members of the Batesville area Parkinson’s disease support group will meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the First Community Bank main branch at Harrison and St. Louis streets. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Demolition Derby set

    SALEM — The Annual Summer Demolition Derby will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Arena in Salem. There will be $1,800 added prize money for the event. The derby is open to all who meet the guidelines for cars. Rules and …

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  • VBS to begin Monday

    SOUTHSIDE — Emmanuel Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” Classes for ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be held. The church is located at 1915 Batesville Boulevard, across from Southside …

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  • County convention scheduled

    The Independence County Republican Committee will hold its county convention at 7 p.m. Monday at Pavilion No. 2 at  Riverside Park in Batesville.

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  • Milligan to celebrate 90th birthday

      CAVE CITY — Agnes Milligan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall, located north of Cave City. All friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts, but cards are …

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  • Couple to mark 70 years together

    DESHA — Thurman and Bertha Mae Richardson of Desha will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Monday. Bertha Mae Dunehew and Thurman Richardson were married June 18, 1942, at the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. J.W. Pollard of Newark officiated. Mr. Richardson is retired …

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  • Burglar steals pistol, fishing tackle

    That a burglar would pick up one pistol, while ignoring other firearms and valuable items is an oddity, according to local police. Deputy Shay Moore took a report from Jack Wyatt Thursday afternoon regarding his Newport Road home being broken into Wednesday night and the …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building, said office manager Nick Baxter.

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  • Board to discuss insurance

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday the Batesville High School cafeteria. Agenda items include consideration of the adoption of a proposed budget, bids for student insurance for students in grades 7-12 for the 2012-13 school year and policy recommendations. Meetings are …

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  • Man held at gunpoint

    Allowing a stranger to use their rest room turned ugly when a man with a gun reportedly invaded a Batesville couple’s home on Meadowlark Lane Wednesday night. Brenda Roberson told Independence County Deputy Anthony Rogers that around 11 a woman with black hair knocked on …

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