• Filmfest seeks entries

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the 12th annual festival, set for April 3 through 7, 2013, in Batesville. The festival is non-competitive. Travel and lodging are provided in full or in part for representatives of official selections. Entries are accepted in …

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  • Catfish dinner is Saturday

    DESHA — First Baptist Church in Desha will host a catfish dinner and a gospel bluegrass singing Saturday. Local gospel bluegrass bands and the Tipton Family will perform. The singing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. The dinner will be served at 6. Admission …

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  • Support group to meet

    The Batesville area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will have its monthly meeting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank annex on College Street. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Historical society to feature ‘Lincoln Cabinet Meeting’ video Historical society to feature ‘Lincoln Cabinet Meeting’ video

    The Emancipation Proclamation is generally thought to be the end of slavery in the United States, but there were far more legal issues involved and this will be the topic at the Independence County Historical Society’s meeting on Sunday. The free showing of “Lincoln Cabinet …

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  • Friendship Outreach to present Singin’ in the Hall

    Friendship Outreach will present Singin’ in the Hall with Doc & Connie and their guests, Ron and Peggy Taylor, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church. Admission and concessions are free. All donations are tax-deductible and will benefit Friendship Outreach’s Women’s Addictions Resistance Project …

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  • Cowboy hat fits Sharp County Farm Family

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Show business is old hat for the 2012 Sharp County Farm Family of the year — and it’s a cowboy hat. Nine-year-old Cory Kunkel was pictured on the cover of Santa Gertrudis USA, the national Santa Gertrudis Association’s magazine, with his show animal …

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  • Pitbull—Batesville wants you!

    Batesville Walmart wants you to like Pitbull, in fact, store employees say they are launching an all-out campaign to win a visit by the rapper, who will travel to the most “liked” Walmart in the country based on the number of “likes” a Walmart page …

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  • Fugitive found in Mexico

    Ron Shepard’s running days are over. Missing since March, Shepard was located in Mexico Tuesday morning and extradited to Houston the same day, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Shepard made local and national news after authorities began searching for him in connection with …

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  • Two charged in counterfeit money case

    Mandy R. Lee The women, 38-year-old Cynthia I. Skinner and 27-year-old Mandy R. Lee, were charged after being arrested July 5 when police went to investigate a gasoline theft from a residence on White Drive and learned of outstanding warrants against the women. Lee is …

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  • Man spends 50 years caring for departed

    CAVE CITY — Hubert Dickey has spent the last 50 years taking care of the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Cave City just because he likes it. Cedar Grove Cemetery is a small, out of the way cemetery down a curvy, winding road and could be …

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  • CC board to consider bids, interim appointment, school choice

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will consider bids for a planned concession/lighting project for its baseball facility when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The board will also consider appointing an interim board …

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  • Man dies in one-vehicle crash

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Hickory Ridge man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday in Cleburne County, reported Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegel, the investigating officer. The victim, 31-year-old Glen L. Welch, was a passenger in a …

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