• Cowboy poets to share works

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will offer aspiring and experienced cowboy poets a chance to share their works at 2 p.m. Saturday in the White Oak Auditorium. Admission to the exhibit is free. Participants may perform their own …

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  • Health, wellness fair set

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The Annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair will be hosted by radio station KFFB 106.1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Bay Conference Center. In addition to health screenings and tests, health professionals will provide health and wellness information. …

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  • Cemetery meetings announced

    Union Cemetery CORD — The annual Union Cemetery meeting will be held Saturday at the Cemetery Pavilion, located on Highway 25 between Cord and Saffell. Donations will be accepted beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 11. A potluck will be served …

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  • Legal Aid of Arkansas board to meet

    JONESBORO — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Craighead County Law Library, located at 321 S. Church St. in Jonesboro. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is …

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  • Lions District 7-0 to gather

    The 2014 annual regional gathering of Lions Clubs in the northeast and north-central parts of Arkansas, in Lions District 7-0, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Arkansas State University campus, located at 2-364 Rivercrest Drive in Heber Springs. The host, …

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  • Reunion to be at Riverside Park

    The grandchildren of John and Dan White will have a family reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pavilion No. 2 at Riverside Park in Batesville. A potluck will begin at 12:30 p.m. All family and friends are invited.

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  • Sharp Co. nut sale under way

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District’s annual nut sale is underway. The last day to order will be Oct. 31 and the bags of fresh nuts will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving, said Kerrie Brightwell, district secretary. “They also make great Christmas …

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  • Little Rock to stream police dispatches on web

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock will begin streaming time-delayed police dispatches online next month after police this summer blocked access to their radio communications. The computer-automated dispatches will be posted starting Oct. 1 on the city’s website 30 minutes after they occur and will …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Southside files

    Southside is on its way to becoming its own city, and yes, the name is Southside. Monday morning, a group from the Keep Southside Free From Annexation came to the Independence County Clerk’s Office to file a petition of incorporation for the county’s newest town …

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  • Justin and Jocelynn Flom: A magical couple

    Las Vegas — It was a summer spent in Branson, Missouri that changed Jocelynn Flom’s life forever. When she graduated from Concord High School in 2003 and the University of Central Arkansas in 2008, she never thought her social group would comprise of friends named …

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  • 1 dead in rollover

    A one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a 42-year-old woman Monday night on Sandtown Road. Forty-two-year-old Penny Yarbrough was pronounced dead at the scene by Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay after she was ejected from the passenger side of a vehicle and the vehicle landed …

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