• Quilters to hold meeting

    The Independence Quilters Extension Homemakers Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooperative Extension Service Office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 793-8840.

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  • Spring, summer registration under way

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced that spring and summer registration is now open to all students, both current and new. For more information regarding admissions, financial aid or registration, call 1-800-821-4335 or visit www.ozarka.edu. Spring classes begin Jan. 12, but students are encouraged to …

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  • Academic coach praises SR Magnet

    I recently had a conversation with a grandparent of a student at Sulphur Rock Magnet. We talked briefly about various topics relating to our school. As she walked away, she simply stated, “What’s not to love about Sulphur Rock?” I agree with this statement and …

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  • Community School board to meet

    The Community School Inc. board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood at Batesville.

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  • Turkey production falls, but wholesale prices see upsurge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly three decades and wholesale prices are at an all-time high, but Thanksgiving cooks probably won’t see much difference in the price they pay at the stores for their frozen birds. This year’s …

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  • Arkansas trots to No. 2 turkey producing state

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arkansas has trotted into second place among turkey-producing states after North Carolina’s gobbler population fell sharply as U.S. turkey numbers hit a 28-year low. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports Minnesota remained king of the roost in 2014 with an …

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  • Record yields possible for 3 Arkansas crops

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Record yields are possible for the soybean, corn and cotton crops in Arkansas, the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Arkansas said, citing a recent forecast from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The NASS estimate is for a state average …

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  • Thankful for his ‘angel’ friend

    Over a year ago Dorsey Williams found himself alone in the hospital and near death from diabetes when he says an angel saved him. Now a resident of Mountain Meadows Health and Rehabilitation, Williams gets to see his angel every day. The widower had been …

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  • City eyes negotiations

    The city of Batesville may be giving up on trying to annex Southside — if the two can come to an agreement on the airport. Wednesday night, the Batesville City Council met and heard an update from City Attorney Lindsey Castleberry on what its options …

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  • Husband arrested for assault

    A Pleasant Plains man faces charges of third-degree assault and resisting arrest for allegedly pushing his wife to the ground and not complying with officers when taken into custody on Thursday. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Clark said he was dispatched at about 3 p.m. …

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  • Principal named ‘Visionary Leader’

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School Principal Donna Clark has been named a “Visionary Leader” by Discovery Educators organization, according to a news release. Teachers who are part of the program were recently asked to share the great things administrators are doing. Clark was selected …

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  • County preparing in case of split with city

    It was another night of poring over the 2015 budget for Independence County on Thursday for members of the Independence County Quorum Court budget committee who have to figure out how to cut more than $600,000 from next year’s budget and come up with a …

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