• Fundraiser tickets on sale

    Tickets for “The Grand Independence Musical Revue,” the Old Independence Regional Museum’s fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. A variety of music will be provided by Danny Dozier and Pam Setser, Friendship Baptist Senior Choir, Highlander …

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  • Solution to ballooning costs still up in the air – Several ideas floated at health insurance committee meeting

    What to do about ballooning health insurance costs is still up in the air, although several ideas were floated Wednesday afternoon. A Batesville City Council insurance committee meeting was held with city council members Margarett Henley, Chris Poole and David Shetron and city employees Jeff …

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  • First Community Bank wraps fire truck

    Educating children about fire safety is an important part of what the Batesville Fire Department does. To enhance the education process, the department has recently purchased a new engine, which received a new “Pioneer Nation” wrap thanks to First Community Bank. “We frequently see reports …

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  • Izard residents pull together for Dream Catcher nonprofit

    MELBOURNE — Bagging a trophy buck or reeling in a story-worthy catch are the dreams of any sportsman, but many face even further challenges when confined by a handicap or disability. But one organization is helping disabled and terminally ill sportsmen to overcome those challenges …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss construction

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the central office board room to discuss construction managers for a new wellness center at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. The district received a $150,000 grant for a health center earlier this …

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  • Karaoke fundraiser postponed

    Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until November, development director Jennifer Rodgers said. The rescheduling is due to a conflict with the location. A date, time and place for the event in November …

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  • AG rejects marijuana plan over proposed wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state. McDaniel’s office on Thursday said the name and ballot title on the proposal sponsored …

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  • County road closing

    Cold Creek Road in Southside will be closed to traffic Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for maintenance. Independence County road foreman Ron Byars said normal travel should resume by Wednesday.

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  • Felon recommended for pardon by Arkansas Parole Board

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended a man convicted in Independence County for a pardon, according to a news release. Jeremy W. Matthews was convicted of breaking or entering and theft of property, and again breaking or entering and theft of property, …

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  • Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

    The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2015 class of inductees. This will be the 10th induction ceremony. The date (late 2015) and location will be announced at a later time. The classifications for submission of possible candidates are: performing …

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  • Quilting club being considered

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Extension Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. to determine the level of interest in a quilting club.  Membership will be open for both men and women. …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman Stuart D. Rush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and …

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