• Man with screwdriver attacks family members

    Police were called Sunday to intervene with a man reportedly trying to stab others with a screwdriver, resulting in Freddie Vance, 36, of North Heights, going to jail on numerous charges, according to a circuit court affidavit filed by Detective Michael Thatch. Deputy Phillip Pickett …

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  • Lenfestey named state’s outstanding math teacher

    Kara Lenfestey is not one for attention except when it comes to the students she teaches at Batesville Junior High School. So when she found out the Mathematical Association of America named her Arkansas’ most outstanding math teacher, she was a little embarrassed. “I’m pretty …

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  • Early voting opens Tuesday

    Early voting for the March 13 city special election runs March 6-9 and March 12 at the Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. Ninth St. Voting hours at the museum will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On election day, polls will be open …

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  • FilmFest announces 2012 schedule

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest has announced the schedule for the 11th annual festival, set for March 28 to April 1 in Batesville, at a press conference and poster unveiling at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 246 East Main St., on Feb. 21. …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4.

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  • Church extends services

    Trinity Church of God has announced extended services. Services are: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 11; evening worship, 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday evening, 7 to 8. The church is located at 1705 Central Ave. in Batesville. The telephone number is (501) 345-3512. …

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  • Summer registration set

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is now registering current students for the upcoming Summer I and Summer II sessions. Any student who has successfully completed a semester at Ozarka College can register after meeting and planning their class schedules with their academic advisor; once registered, financial …

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  • CPR class offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 9 a.m. to noon March 5 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40. To register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • EHC sponsors yard sale

    The Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County will sponsor the 9th annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 in the Commercial Building and adjacent outdoor area at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. A variety of goods will be offered by …

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  • 4-H planning 2012 activities

    Independence County 4-H’ers competed in the county performing arts activity Feb. 18 at Sulphur Rock Elementary Cafetorium. Divisions were cloverbud, junior and senior vocal, dance and instrumental. Clubs also participated in group skits. The goal of the activity is the development of talent, poise, confidence …

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  • Library seeks donations for sale

    Lyon College’s Mabee-Simpson Library is currently seeking “gently used” books, movies and other items for the library’s annual fundraiser book sale during the Arkansas Scottish Festival. Donations are needed by April 3. The festival will be April 13-15. The library is located at 2300 Highland …

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  • Benefit account set up

    A benefit account has been established to help with the funeral expenses of Mollie Barris to aid her young daughter, Shiraye Barris. Donations may be made at any Citizens Bank branch.

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