• Habitat receives property

    The Commissioner of State Lands Office (COSL) has recently donated a lot near West Magnet Elementary to Independence County Habitat for Humanity. “This is a prime location,” state lands commissioner John Thurston said. “It’s a corner lot across from an elementary school in Batesville. Since …

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  • Johnson accepted into Leadership Arkansas

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Crystal Johnson has been accepted to the Leadership Arkansas Class IX, a nine-month interactive, development program that is held annually by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. The program provides a firsthand insight into the numerous aspects of state …

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  • Jonesboro mayor names new chief

    JONESBORO (AP) — A new law enforcement leader is replacing the former Jonesboro police chief who resigned after making disparaging comments about a reporter on Facebook. Lt. Rick Elliot was promoted this week to the position. Elliot says he wants to restore a positive image …

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  • Compassionate Friends to hold picnic, balloon release

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will hold its annual picnic and balloon release at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in Batesville. The chapter will provide the balloons as well as the hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings; members are asked to …

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  • UACCB sets groundbreaking for cosmetology building

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new cosmetology building at 4 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. A number of distinguished guests will be on hand, including members of the UACCB Cosmetology Program Advisory Committee. …

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  • Teddy Riedel, Ark. musician who gained worldwide fame, dies at 77

    QUITMAN — When Elvis Presley heard Teddy Riedel’s version of “Judy,” he reportedly loved it so much that he had to record it, and did, making it a hit song in 1961 for the Arkansas native musician who penned it. Teddy DeLano Riedel grew up …

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  • CPR, first aid classes offered

    The healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday. The fee is $40. The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday. The …

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  • Church announces fall gospel

    The Church of Christ in Quail Valley will have a fall gospel meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday including Bible studies on the theme “The Authority of Christ.” Ron Halbrook of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, will be the speaker. On Sept. 14, the church will meet …

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  • EHC to hold candy making demo

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will host a candy making demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The club is located on Highway 167 at Pfeiffer, north of Batesville. The event is open to the public.

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  • Storytellers to gather

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Storytellers group will hold its monthly story swap from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the White Oak Auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Last month tales were shared about groundhogs, deer, ghosts and rawhide …

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hitchin’ Post Restaurant in Melbourne. This will be a joint meeting with the Izard County Retired Teachers. Mary Alice Hughes will speak about insurance issues of immediate concern to retired …

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  • Colonial Dames to hold program

    Mary Place Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVCII Century will hold its first meeting at 11 a.m. Monday at the home of Jo Kilduff, located at 822 Donaghey Ave. in Conway. The program will be about the variety of flags that have flown over the …

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