• Lighting ceremony canceled

    Due to the amount of rain and bad weather expected for this afternoon, the city of Batesville will not be having the annual lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight. The city will be turning on the lights at City Hall and also at Riverside Park …

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  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    Santa Claus will arrive at the Citizens Bank main branch on Dec. 9 to help the bank and its employees celebrate its annual open house. He will meet with area children and have photos taken from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby at 200 …

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  • Winter weather advisory in Oklahoma, Arkansas

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Light freezing drizzle and rain along with sleet is falling in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sellers said this morning’s precipitation was spotty with the heaviest amounts falling in northwest Arkansas, leading to some icy spots …

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  • Single parent credits program for opportunity to succeed

    For Melissa Hood getting a college degree proves to her son that no matter how difficult life might be — never give up and that determination, hard work and dedication does pay off. A recipient of the Independence Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Hood was also …

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  • Multiple burglaries reported in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — Two burglaries, a vehicle theft and a criminal mischief case are currently under investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The Conoco Convenience Store in Calico Rock was burglarized early Friday morning and money was stolen from an …

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  • Club to sell hot chocolate

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be working a concession wagon, selling hot chocolate on Dec. 4, 9 and 11 at Riverside Park as part of the Christmas lighting display. This will be one of many “Christmas in the Park” activities this year which will also …

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  • Youth ranch sets craft fair

    BETHESDA — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold its 29th annual “Country Christmas” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the ranch located at 100 Saint Vincent Place in Bethesda. Attendees can purchase unique handmade items by crafters from across the …

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  • Wilcoxon to lead new department at bank

    Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to the recently created position of senior vice president of Enterprise Risk Management for Citizens Bank, according to Phil Baldwin, bank president and CEO. In this position, Wilcoxon is responsible for Loan Review, Internal Audit, Compliance, Special Assets, Mergers and …

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  • Cave board approves technology bid

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s video surveillance system is getting an update. The Cave City School Board approved a bid of $18,400 from KLC Video Security Technology for new video encoders and servers for its video security system when it met for …

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  • Caring Hands Hospice plans memorial service

    Caring Hands Hospice will host its annual memorial service from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at White River Medical Center, Conference Room C. The service celebrates the lives of those who were cared for by hospice as well as all individuals from the area who …

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  • Students recreate history

    MELBOURNE — History recently came to life for students at the Melbourne School District that included the American Revolution, Civil War South and the Nile in Egypt. Rickey Pittman, award-winning writer, poet and storyteller who is dubbed the “Bard of the South,” told students about …

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  • WRAAA to meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The White River Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs.

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