• C-Ridge eyes snow days

    NEWARK — Like many school districts in Arkansas, Cedar Ridge is one that continues to monitor its academic calendar after this year’s winter weather kept students out of classes for two weeks. With less than a month until spring arrives and talk of even more …

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  • One malnourished, one dead horse found

    When Officer Shawn Stephens arrived at the residence on Rainey Lane he found one malnourished horse and a paint horse that appeared to be deceased. Stephens said he attempted to make contact with the owner, Johnny D. Farris, 30, of Cave City but the door …

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  • ‘Friends’ concert is Saturday

    The sixth annual Friends in Great Places concert will be held Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, featuring Danny Dozier along with several artists and musicians including Pam Setser, Tim Crouch, Gary Rounds, The Apple Brothers and 8-year-old Mary Parker on …

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  • HP hiring 200

    CONWAY (AP) — Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions at its Conway location. HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. The positions are in the government health care sector. HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest …

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  • Boston butts being sold as benefit for cancer patient

    NEWARK — Boston butts are currently being sold as a benefit for Matt Williams, who is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. To order, call Newark Elementary or Cedar Ridge High School at (870) 799-8691. Tickets are $25, and orders must be in …

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  • Filings continue for May primary

    Filings for the May 20 primary election continue, but as of this morning no races in Independence County have formed, according to the clerk’s office. Filings as of this morning include: Justice of the Peace District 4 — Ron Webb, Democrat JP District 6 — …

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  • Lyon welcomes global health expert

    Lyon College will host the Dr. Elizabeth Higgs Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium. Higgs will be speaking about several areas of her work with an emphasis throughout her lecture on the interdisciplinary nature of global health, according to a news release. “She …

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  • UACCB RN program partners with ATU BSN program

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and Arkansas Tech University have entered into an agreement to assist the registered nurse (RN) graduates at UACCB in completing a bachelor of science in nursing degree at ATU. It is the intent of both schools to …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Those attending should bring an item for a snack potluck, their own drink and …

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  • Love’s Closet open Saturday

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will have its used clothing giveaway, called Love’s Closet, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road.

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  • Jamestown UMC to host supper

    JAMESTOWN — Jamestown United Methodist Church will have its 10th Annual Chili Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat chili with dessert and a drink. Hot dogs and soup are also available. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. …

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  • Pen, watch show announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Arkansas Pen and Watch Show will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Vendors from around the country will have new and vintage …

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