• Quorum court to recognize quiz bowl team, vote on contract

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will recognize the Cedar Ridge Quiz Bowl team for its recent 2A State Championship win. The court …

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  • Pleasant Plains has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Rick Siler. “We will just review reports and bills,” Siler said.

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  • Concord to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hear monthly reports when it meets at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Warren Rone. Any outstanding bills will also be reviewed.

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  • Ribbon cuttings scheduled 

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday. The first will be at 10:30 a.m. at Curves of Batesville, now under new ownership, at 1203 E. Main St. The second will be at 1 p.m. at Synergy HR, LLC, …

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  • Lyon prof to speak at AARP

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Cassia Oliveira, Lyon College assistant professor of biology, will speak about her native country of Brazil. For more information …

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  • Southside CoC holds ‘The Race is On’ VBS

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Church of Christ will have vacation Bible school tonight through Friday at 7 p.m. each night. The theme is “The Race is On! (running with Jesus every day).” Each night begins with songs with the kids. Classes for all ages, including an …

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  • Couple donates $5K to campaign

    MELBOURNE — Ron and Karen Helm of Oxford have committed $5,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. “Student services being located in one building will greatly enhance our efforts to assist students in a timely and efficient …

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  • Childress honored by academy

    The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Elijah Wanya Adonis Childress of Batesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in athletics, honor roll, leadership and math, according to a news release. Fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are …

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  • Cord resident named ‘outstanding’ dietetic student

    FAYETTEVILLE — Jessica Bradley of Cord and a recent graduate of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named the Outstanding Dietetic Student by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bradley, the daughter of …

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  • Scholar awarded $2K

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been named a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship by the Scholarships for Military Veterans program, according to a news release. Chaney Ryan of Newark is the daughter of military veteran Karen Ryan. The high school graduate plans to …

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  • Smithville student recognized

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University recently announced the names of 365 students who qualified for the Dean’s List following the Spring 2014 semester. Area students included Lane Gay of Smithville, a junior biology-pre health major. To qualify, a student must complete 12 or more semester …

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  • UA-FS releases list

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor. Area students named to the list include Melissa Carter, Mindy Estrada (all A’s) and Chelsea …

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