• Bethesda EHC wins best of show at county, district

    Each year the Independence County Extension Homemaker Council sponsors a special awards category at the Independence County Fair and Livestock Show. The category is for an educational exhibit.
    Entries in this category are restricted to the Extension Homemaker Clubs of the county. The entries must meet certain criteria and are judged on the areas of appropriateness of theme, presentation and effectiveness, according to a news release.

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  • Boo at the Zoo offers free attractions this year

    LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Zoo will host “Boo at the Zoo” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21-24 and 28-31.
    Besides the trick or treating, this year’s “Boo” will feature added amenities and attractions including the Haunted Veldt Walkway, a brand-new haunted house, Stick Pony Corral, Frankenstein’s Dance Party, Ghost Roast S’mores, magic shows and lights throughout, as well as free carousel rides.
    Tickets are $7 per person or $6 in advance or for members. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale online Oct. 1 and at the Safari Trader Gift Shop.

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  • Eagle Mountain plans activities

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will celebrate walk or ride-a-bike-to-school day on Oct. 15.
    Students and parents will meet at 526 Woodmont Circle in Batesville before the start of school and walk or ride their bikes, coach Susan Parker said. The event is held as a way to promote the benefits of exercise and healthy living.
    That evening from 5-8 p.m., the school at 600 Eagle Mountain Blvd. will host its World’s Fair Night fundraiser featuring games, silent auction and barbecue. For more information call the school at (870) 698-9141.

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  • ASEA chapter to meet

    The Independence County chapter of the Arkansas State Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the George Rider Room of the First Community Bank in Batesville.
    Doug Shackelford, information manager with the Employee Benefits Division, will be the meeting’s special guest to provide the latest on developments affecting the state employee health insurance program. ASEA field representative Marc Watts will also be in attendance to answer general questions about state employee concerns.

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  • Social Knitters host meeting

    The Social Knitters knitting club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Church located at 240 White Drive in Batesville.
    The event is free, but those attending will need to bring their own supplies, organizer Angie Bartmess said. For more information call Bartmess at (870) 613-2440.

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  • Revival begins Monday

    SULPHUR ROCK — New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, located on North Charlotte Road in Sulphur Rock, will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Oct. 9.
    The evangelist will be Brian Garrett.
    The event is open to the public.

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  • Fish, chicken dinner slated

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A fish and chicken dinner all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hutchinson Mountain community center.
    Prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

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  • 80th birthday party planned

    Jessie Beers will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the new fellowship hall of West Baptist Church in Batesville.
    She requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Independence County DAR

    The Independence County chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met Sept. 13 in the George Rider Room of the First Community Bank. In the absence of Regent Jean Crouch, Vice Regent Peggy Row called the meeting to order and led in the Rituals and Pledges. Cecelia Baker read the President General’s message.
    The memorial amount, as stated in the Standing Rules, will be sent to the state treasurer to be designated for the DAR Room in the Old State House in memory of Nell Rodgers, who died recently. She was chapter treasurer during the 2006-08 term of office.

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  • Woods, Chapman set to unite in marriage

    Angela Lee Woods and James E. Chapman have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Carol Woods of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of Bernice Ivey of Cave City and Kay Woods of Trumann.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Batesville High School and is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
    The groom is the son of James and Shirley Chapman of Cave City, George Chapman and Tammy House. He is the grandson of Lorine Boozer of Cave City.

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to meet Saturday

    The eighth Oak Bluff alumni meeting will be held Saturday in the Oak Bluff School Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road between Batesville and Charlotte.
    Registration will begin at 10 a.m. A cake walk will be held from 10:30 to 11:30. A business and picture-making sessions will be at 11:30 with a potluck being served at noon.
    After lunch, games and a visitation will be held.
    The event is open to the public.
    Since the 2009 meeting, two alumni have died and both will be remembered, said William E. Coe.

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  • Maxine Bozeman

    DALLAS — Maxine Ladd Bozeman, 89, of Dallas died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at her home.
    Born Aug. 24, 1921, in McHue, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ladd.
    Survivors include three children, Cathy Jobe, Carol Miller Price and John Terry Miller; four grandchildren, Amy Sargeant Carter, Christy Sargeant Crenshaw, Stacy Ann Miller and Chadwick Miller; four great-grandchildren, Alicia Carol Crenshaw, Bob Dodson Crenshaw III, Elizabeth Grace Crenshaw and Hal Davison Crenshaw IV; and two sisters, Margaret Ladd Sturch of Batesville and Barbara Ladd Hess of Wynne.

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