• MHS Project Graduation to host fish fry fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School Project Graduation will host a fish fry and auction Saturday at the Izard County Fairgrounds near Melbourne. The fish fry will be at 4:30 p.m. with the auction following at 6. Fish dinners will cost $5. Approximately 60 auction items …

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  • Club News

    Bethesda EHC BETHESDA — Eleven members of Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club held the monthly meeting April 17. One guest was present. The meeting began with recital of the American flag pledge and the Homemakers’ creed. Members answered the roll by responding to the question “Do …

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  • Hillcrest slates commencement

    LYNN — Hillcrest High School will have graduation exercises at 7 p.m. May 11 in the Lynn Multipurpose Building with 27 seniors graduating. Co-valedictorians are Morgan Penn and Sarah Saffell. Penn has been active in Beta Club, Future Farmers of America and track and is …

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  • C-Ridge to continue summer care program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Age Summer Care program will continue this year at the Cedar Ridge School District. The Cedar Ridge School Board on April 17 approved the continuation of a program for school-age students, to be located at Cord-Charlotte Elementary under the …

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  • Arkansas Tech team wins state bass title – Local man’s boat gets wrecked

    BULL SHOALS — “Hey, hey, what the heck. Wreck Tech,” the usual chant from Arkansas Tech’s opponents in other sports, took on a literal meaning for two of Tech’s bass fishing teams Sunday — the boat pulling the first-place and fourth-place teams’ catches was rear-ended …

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  • Chain Saw Safety Workshop set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District will host a Chain Saw Safety Workshop on May 11 at the Ash Flat Senior Citizens Center (community building) at 20 Arnhart St., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., said Kerrie Brightwell, secretary. Classroom instruction will be …

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  • Teams each weigh in 11.70 pounds to tie in bass event

    CAVE CITY — Two teams tied for first place in Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Lake Norfork, reported tournament director Ron Watkins. Occupants of six of the nine boats in the tournament weighed in stringers of more than 9 pounds, Watkins said. Mark …

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  • NWTF event for youths to be May 12 at range

    The Independence County chaper of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting a youth outreach event beginning at 10 a.m. May 12 at the Paul H. Rocky Willmuth Sport Shooting Complex just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167, according to a news release. Five-person …

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  • Second annual youth career and cookout

    Newport High School senior Dazanell Morgan takes a career readiness and skills exam. More than 100 students from Batesville, Southside and Newport attended the second annual youth career and cookout hosted by the Arkansas Workforce Center of Batesville Wednesday.   Dazanell Morgan  

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  • Six people rescued from Salado Creek

    SALADO — An unidentified man and five children were rescued from Salado Creek Sunday night, according to Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management. “We got a call about 9:30 with an adult and five kids stranded. They walked up to a …

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  • Accused shoplifter resists, kicks out cop car window

    What was expected to be a routine call of a shoplifter at Walmart for Deputy Anthony Rogers Tuesday afternoon turned out to be anything but routine when he had to wrestle with a young man who later damaged his patrol car. Rogers said he was …

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  • Suspected burglar eludes authorities

    A manhunt by Jackson County authorities and the Arkansas State Police found its way across the Black River Wednesday afternoon when Independence County Judge Robert Griffin was called on to assist. Griffin said he got a request from Jackson County officials around 7 p.m. asking …

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