• CorningWare glass inventor Donald Stookey dies in N.Y.

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes. The scientist, who …

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  • State workers get raise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 28,000 Arkansas state workers are set to receive a 1 percent pay raise that had been delayed. Department of Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment will appear …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside Middle School

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside Middle School, according to a news release: Fourth: all A’s — Haley Allgood, Hayden Atchison, Quincy Beard, Anna Berg, Abby Bibb, Macie Boswell, …

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  • Guard taking donations for Family Violence Prevention

    It’s a time for giving and receiving, and as a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in five or more canned …

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  • Arts council announces November Paint Night

    Batesville Area Arts Council held its first Paint Night Oct. 16 at the Citizens Bank Annex. The painting workshop paired instructional art with a casual atmosphere for friends to get together and produce individual works of art on canvas. Instructor Carla Ladd taught the 25 …

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  • CPR classes offered

    The health care provider CPR class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40. The Heartsaver CPR and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. …

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  • Spaghetti supper set

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center. The menu includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 4 and under.

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  • Benefit singing to be held

    ASH FLAT — A benefit singing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ash Flat Church of God, located at 24 Armhart (the street just behind the county jail) in Ash Flat. The Beebe Believers of Cabot will perform. Proceeds will benefit the Freddie …

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  • Chili, soup lunch slated

    BETHESDA — A chili and soup lunch and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church in Bethesda.

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at 11 a.m. Monday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The speaker will be Danny Knight of Sherwood, board member of the Arkansas Teacher …

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  • Church hosts bazaar

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry will have a bazaar beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Barren Fork Cumberland Church Fellowship Hall in Mount Pleasant. Meals will be for sale consisting of chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, biscuits and dessert. Eat-in …

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