• Egg hunt is at Rolling Hills

    SOUTHSIDE — Rolling Hills Nursing Center will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday.
    The event is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring their own Easter basket.
    The center is located at 1680 Batesville Blvd. in the Southside community.

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  • Newark holding egg hunt

    NEWARK — A community egg hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Newark Park and Lake.
    Those attending are asked to bring their own basket.
    The event is sponsored by Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Ministry.

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  • Ozarka to offer GED test

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED Test at 8:30 a.m. May 4 and 18 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building.
    The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations:
    • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, May 13 and 24;
    • Calico Rock — City Hall, May 3 and 10;
    • Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, May 2 and 16;
    • Mountain View — Ozarka College, May 5 and 19;
    • Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, May 19.

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  • Domestic violence agency offers support group

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. has a domestic violence support group meeting at 6 p.m. every first and third Thursday in the Lyon Building, located on the north side of the Lyon College campus behind the Nichols Building.
    The group is designed to provide support services and education about resources available to the community.

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  • Arts council taking applications

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is inviting artists to apply for inclusion on the Arts in Education Artist Roster. Performing, literary or visual artists who are interested in working with teachers and students in schools or after-school/summer programs are encouraged to apply. Applications to join the roster are available at www.arkansasarts.org or by calling (501) 324-9766.
    Applications must be hand-delivered or postmarked by July 8.

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  • Bethesda EHC Club News

    BETHESDA — Eleven members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club met on April 19 for their monthly meeting at the Bethesda Fire Station.
    The meeting commenced with recital of the American flag pledge and singing the Civil War song, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again.”
    Members answered the roll by responding to the question, “Who taught you to drive?” Most gave one of three answers, “myself,” “my dad” or “my husband.” Only one member stated she had taken a driver education class at Batesville High School.

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  • The Weekend Events

    Friday
    • Free story time for toddlers and preschoolers, 10:30 a.m., Old Independence Regional Museum. Crafts included. Call (870) 793-2121.

    Saturday
    • Bake sale for the March of Dimes, 9 a.m.-noon, Southside United Methodist Church, 39 Magnolia St., across from Southside school.
    • 3rd annual “Eggstrava-ganza” free Easter egg drop, 10 a.m., First Assembly of God in Mountain View.
    Food, entertainment and prizes. Call (870) 269-3398.

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  • Well shutdown extended in quake study

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two natural gas exploration companies have agreed to extend the shutdowns of two injection wells in Arkansas as researchers study whether the operations are linked to more than 1,000 unexplained earthquakes in the region, a state commission said Wednesday.
    Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Clarita Operating LLC asked to postpone a scheduled April 26 hearing on the shutdowns until the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission’s next meeting on May 24, said Shane Khoury, deputy director and general counsel for the commission.

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  • Cave City seniors to graduate

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 14 at the high school gymnasium.
    There are 88 graduates.
    Valedictorian is Brittany Norris, daughter of Gene and Patricia Norris. Her activities include volleyball and the young adults group at First Free Will Baptist Church. She is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and is the yearbook editor. She works at Sonic of Cave City and records music at Lake Paradise Studios.

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  • Man arrested for taking money, not doing work

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Hoxie man was arrested Tuesday for theft by deception, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson.
    Sheriff’s deputies with assistance from Hoxie police officers arrested 31-year-old Michael Morse.
    “The arrest came after a lady from the Smithville area paid Morse $750 to remove a large tree from her yard. Morse took payment for the work but never returned to do the work,” Dotson said. “Several months went by without the work being done or the money being returned to the lady.

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  • Bank hires Wilcoxon as VP of loan review

    The Citizens Bank has hired Angela Wilcoxon as a vice president of loan review. Wilcoxon is a well known banker in the community and has over 15 years experience.
    “Citizens Bank will benefit from Angela’s knowledge of internal audit, compliance and bank secrecy issues” said Karen Shaw, senior vice president and loan review officer as she expressed her enthusiasm about the hiring of Wilcoxon.

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  • Woman able to walk after stroke

    Susan Bearden of Batesville has always been an active person, but when she suffered a stroke that caused paralysis to her right side, leaving her immobile and unable to communicate she turned to Little Rock’s Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute.
    Bearden, 48, thought she had a stomach bug when she began to not feel well during a recent visit to her mom’s. When she decided to lie down and try to rest, she started to feel numb on the right side of her body and lose control movement in her arm and leg on that side.

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