• Ladies luncheon is Monday

    The Citizens Bank Red Hot ladies luncheon will be held at noon Monday in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Doors open at 11 a.m. for the silent auction. Sponsorship tables for eight guests are available for $200. The deadline …

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  • For long-unemployed, hiring bias rears its head

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her …

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  • Horseshoe Bend: Music, more in the mountains

    Horseshoe Bend is named for a horseshoe shaped bend in the Strawberry River. With that pedigree, it is not surprising that the charming, peaceful planned community is well-known for its water. The town’s four lakes — Crown Lake, Diamond Lake, Pioneer Lake and North Lake …

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  • Cure needed for baby fever

    Donetta Sterling “Say Anything” My 24-year-old, single daughter, Shay, has baby fever and she’s had it for quite some time. Every so often I will get a text that reads, “I want a fat baby.” I wasn’t really worried too much but the other weekend …

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  • Character, freedom and the legacy of Sandy McDonnell

    Sanford N. McDonnell died on March 19 at age 89. Not surprisingly, newspaper obituaries are highlighting his many successful years at the helm of the McDonnell Douglas Corp. But I predict that when the history of our era is written, Sandy (as everyone called him) …

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  • Fashion revue winners named

    Natasha Hightower  SULPHUR ROCK — Winners of the Independence County 4-H Fashion Revue, held March 13 at Sulphur Rock Magnet, have been announced. Categories, winners and clubs are: Purchased casual, cloverbud — Payton Reinhart, Livestock, first; Tye-Anna Daniel, Sulphur Rock, second; and Landen Wilson, Diamond …

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  • Mayfield honored at WBC

    Kindalh Mayfield WALNUT RIDGE — Kindalh Mayfield of Concord has been selected as a finalist at the 2012 Miss Williams Baptist College pageant. Mayfield was named second runner-up at the pageant, which was held March 9 on the Williams campus in Walnut Ridge. Mayfield is …

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  • WARP 180 benefit to be held

    SOUTHSIDE — The Mountaintop Cowboy Church House Band will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Southside United Methodist Church. Donations will benefit Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 women’s shelter. A fellowship and potluck will follow the performance. The church is located at 39 Magnolia St. …

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  • Final auditions are Sunday

    Batesville Community Theatre will conduct the final audition for the Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” in cooperation with the Batesville Schools Star Program from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the BCT building, located on Pepsi Cola Road. All ages are permitted to audition. …

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  • Foster meeting planned

    A free informational meeting about foster parenting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Department of Human Services county office, 100 Weaver Road. For foster requirements and more information call DHS representative Robin Tate at (870) 698-1876, ext. 106. Inquires can also be …

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  • Property nominated for register

    LITTLE ROCK — A Jackson County property is up for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release. Campbell Station Cabin No. 2 at Campbell Station will be among several properties the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program state review board will …

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  • Jackson Co. Historical Society receives state heritage grant

    LITTLE ROCK — A storytelling festival, documentary films, a mural, a walking tour, music programs, original plays, and a radio show are just a few of the exciting activities and projects that will receive funds from Arkansas Heritage Month grants. Every year the month of …

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