• Southside eyes new auditorium

    SOUTHSIDE — The second part of the second phase of the Southside High School’s new building project to include 10 classrooms is expected to be turned over to the district today. Now, the district is making plans for a new auditorium to be built at …

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  • Independence jail prisoners could get RFID bracelets

    Prisoners at the Independence County Jail may soon be sporting some new bling — a RFID (radio-frequency identification) bracelet. The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) has announced plans to implement the Guardian RFID inmate-tracking system in all its 46 member counties within a year. Prisoners …

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  • Candidates to debate

    The Bull 105.7 will host a debate for 2014 local candidates for the state House of Representatives and Senate seats at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. The candidates who will be participating are: Lackey Moody (D) and James …

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  • Event set at Habitat store

    Business After Hours, hosted by Citizens Bank, will be held at Habitat for Humanity of Independence County Home Store, located at 392 Harrison St. in Batesville, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to all chamber members and guests.

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  • Cushman council to discuss dinner

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center.  Aldermen will review bills and discuss the upcoming community harvest dinner to be held Nov. 15, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. Council meetings are open to the public.

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  • Water authority to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • C-Ridge board to reorganize

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include reorganization of the board for the 2014-15 year and a personnel report. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Health fair, chili cook-off set

    ASH FLAT — Ozarka College LPN students in conjunction with the Sharp County Health Department will host a free health fair and chili cook-off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. Ozarka licensed practical nursing students will also be …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries located at 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Bethesda man receives doctorate

    BETHESDA — A former Bethesda resident has been a awarded a doctor of literature and philosophy in religious studies from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, according to a news release. Daniel Hoskins received his undergraduate degree at Christ For The Nations Institute in …

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  • Foothills Plant Society announces meeting

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The program will be titled “Using Herbs.” The guest speaker is Rose Ann Houston, Master Gardener. …

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  • Quilters’ club to convene

    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. Persons interested in learning some new techniques are encouraged to attend. For more information call …

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