• Talent contest scheduled

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Project Graduation will host a talent contest and spaghetti dinner Thursday. The dinner will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Carry-out orders will be available. The talent show will be at 6:30. Tickets are $5.

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  • Nursing to be discussed

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Area Health Education Centers, North Central, will host a nursing information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the AHEC intravideo network classroom on the second floor of the professional building at White River Medical Center. …

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  • ‘Comfort foods’ workshop slated

    POWHATAN — A Comfort Foods Dutch Oven Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at Powhatan Historic State Park, said park interpreter Kristyn Watts. The registration fee is $35 per person. “Participants will leave with a Dutch oven accessory kit, recipe …

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  • Community-parent fair planned

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District will host a community-parent fair from 3:30-6:30 p.m on Thursday in the middle school cafeteria. Parents, grandparents and community are welcome to meet with local agencies, programs and businesses to pick up free promotional items, information and register for …

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  • Pre-K training set

    HIGHLAND — Arkansas State University Childhood Services will host a free training series, Pre-kindergarten Early Literacy Learning in Arkansas, ELLA, for preschool child care workers and teachers, beginning March 27 at Highland High School in the social studies building. Trainer Cathy Landers will begin the …

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  • Diabetes meeting is Thursday

    The March meeting of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central Diabetes Center will be at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The speaker will be Melissa Shipp, who holds a doctor of pharmacy degree. She will …

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • County budget committee may cut grants

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee revisited the issue of cutting grant money in a meeting on Thursday night. It was discussed last November to cut the grants by 2 percent, but somehow it never happened and some grants were actually raised. The justices …

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  • 2 men seriously hurt when tower collapses

    BETHESDA — Two men who were doing free-lance work on their own but who have regular jobs with Ind-Co Cable were seriously injured about 1 p.m. Saturday when an old communications tower they were dismantling fell, said Eugene Dowell, captain for the Bethesda Fire Department. …

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  • Fulmer drops out of race

    Independence County Assessor Odus Fulmer will not seek another term due to what he sees as “obvious and intended interference with the operation of the Assessor’s office.” Fulmer was running unopposed for a seventh term, but told the Independence County Election Commission he has withdrawn …

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  • UACCB increases tuition

    Students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville can expect to pay more in tuition next semester but less when compared to other two-year colleges in the area. The money, however, won’t be to fund new buildings or projects, but rather cover operational …

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  • Man with gun threatens to turn down music for driver

    Not liking the music he was hearing Sunday afternoon, a 70-year-old Little Rock man reportedly threatened to turn down a motorists music with his .22 magnum revolver. A 911 call to police dispatch around 2:45 p.m. sent police to Eagle Mountain Shopping Center where Conan …

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