• Maple Springs revival slated

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers are: Randall Perkey of First Landmark Baptist in Highland, 5 p.m. Sunday; Scotty Burrow of Mount Pleasant Baptist in Searcy, 7 p.m. Monday; Robert Randolph of Highway Baptist in Greenville, …

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  • Potluck set for Oak Bluff alumni

    Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center will host its Annual Alumni Celebration and potluck Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the potluck being served at noon.

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  • West Baptist hosts gospel singing

    A gospel singing jubilee will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The Mercy River Boys and the Representatives will perform. The event is hosted by Southern Baptist Churches of Batesville. Donations will be …

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  • Rehobeth to hold homecoming

    Rehobeth Baptist Church will have a homecoming celebrating 188 years Sunday. The schedule is: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11; lunch, noon; and concert with Mercy River Boys, 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 65 Ham St. in Batesville. The pastor is Bob Womack.

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  • Firefighters for a cure

    Batesville firefighters Donald Richardson (from left), Chris Stewart, Mark Owens and Capt. Mark McCollum hold up a T-shirt that members of the fire department will be wearing throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts’ design shows the words …

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  • Off-road chase leads to SUV but no driver

    A west Batesville man who led police on an off-road pursuit in a vehicle that wasn’t his faces charges of fleeing, drug possession and theft once he is found by authorities. Independence County officers were dispatched to northwest Batesville at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after …

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  • Peeper gets probation

    When Jimmy Sterling Wyatt was hired for a job, it wasn’t to install a video camera in a women’s bathroom. Wyatt, of 9 Minentonka Road, Cherokee Village, recently pleaded guilty to video voyeurism before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp in Independence County Circuit Court …

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  • Would-be thief targets man unloading car

    Be careful when unloading your car — thieves might see it as a potential opportunity. That was the lesson for James Edgin of Locust Street, Newark, on Tuesday. Edgin told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Acy Beebe that he had arrived home and was taking items …

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  • Voters must register by Monday

    Monday is the deadline to apply to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. For more information on registering, call the Independence County Clerk’s office at (870) 793-8828. Applications are usually available at county clerk offices, State Revenue Office, Driver Services, public libraries, …

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  • Schools to offer flu vaccinations

    The Arkansas Department of Health, Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren in grades K-12 at no charge. For parents who have insurance, ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of …

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  • Police: Foreman man grew marijuana near downtown

    FOREMAN (AP) — Police have arrested a southwest Arkansas man who they say was growing at least $10,000 worth of marijuana plants near the center of Foreman. The 50-year-old man faces four drug-related charges. Foreman Marshal Alex Mathis says authorities found more than 10 plants …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to remember former school days

    The 12th Oak Bluff School Alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The business meeting will be at 11. A picture- taking session will follow. A potluck and visiting …

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