• Event planned

    HARDY — Music, tattoo contests, rodeo, a battle of the bands, water games and a motorcycle show are just some of the activities planned for those looking for adventure during the Spring River Rally July 3-7 at Hardy on the banks of the South Fork …

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  • Leaders take steps to clean up properties

    SULPHUR ROCK — City leaders at Sulphur Rock are putting an emphasis on cleaning up overgrown and unsightly properties, according to a report from the regular May town meeting. “Jesse Mead was present to address the council concerning his property on St. Charles Street,” Recorder-treasurer …

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  • One woman’s ‘Journey’

    SIDNEY –— Old hymns with a more contemporary beat can be found on the new “Journey” CD. Not the band Journey but rather the personal journey of one local woman. Karla Rush of Sidney said the idea for an album came about when she decided …

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  • Blind author pens ‘Ozarkese’ book

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — “I’m gonna do it if it harelips every cow in Georgia,” Phyllis Lovett’s mother used to say. While she never figured out what her mother meant by that, Lovett, a native of Batesville, has a fondness for hillbilly sayings, but it wasn’t …

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  • Make-over program is Sunday

    The Old Independence Regional Museum will present a free program, “Cosmetic Make-overs,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, said Curator Twyla Wright. “The program will be hosted by Leeanne Brackett of Lefler’s and Tiffany Campbell-Duke of Cutter’s Corner and will feature cosmetic demonstrations on live models,” Wright …

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  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star to visit Batesville

    Mountain Man   Batesville will welcome the “Mountain Man,” who appears regularly on TV’s “Duck Dynasty,” Tuesday at Fine Line Body Art Studio. He will be signing autographs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the studio located at 1695 Batesville Blvd.

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  • Concord eyes Fun Day plans

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall to finalize plans for the community’s annual Fun Day, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The Fun Day is always held the Saturday before the Fourth of July, which this year …

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  • Cave City grads awarded funds Cave City grads awarded funds

    Amanda Williams Mollie Wolfe Cave City High School graduates Amanda Williams and Mollie Wolfe have each been awarded Chancellor’s scholarships to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Williams of Evening Shade is daughter of David and Phyllis …

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  • UACCB sets Chancellor’s List

    UACCB announces Spring 2012 Chancellor’s List One hundred and four students have been named to the Spring 2012 Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Full-time students named to the Chancellor’s List must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside High

    Southside High SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Lane Callahan, Dakota Franks, Meagan Ivy, Katie Kramer, Alexus Lawellin, Katelyn …

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  • Jesse James homeplace at Kearney, Mo

    This artist’s rendering of the Jesse James homeplace at Kearney, Mo., is published courtesy of Steve Cargill of Batesville, who researches the famous outlaw’s life and times. Cargill also brought in an undated article, apparently from an Izard County Historian, titled “Jesse James: Did he teach …

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  • Sylvia Pegg to mark 102

    Sylvia Pegg Sylvia Pegg will celebrate her 102nd birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Mountain Assisted Living Center in Batesville. All family and friends are invited. She requests no gifts, but cards would be appreciated.

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