• Governor’s Conference begins Sunday

    WEST MEMPHIS — The 38th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held Sunday through Tuesday at Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis. An Early Bird Reception will be hosted Sunday night by Southland’s Guy Fieri, who will share an evening of …

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  • GPS/Geocaching class planned

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a geocaching/global positioning system workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 24 and April 28 at Jacksonport Courthouse. The events will include the basics of using a GPS unit, locating hidden caches and creating caches. Contests will be …

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  • Summer registration set

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is now registering current students for the upcoming Summer I and Summer II sessions. Any student who has successfully completed a semester at Ozarka College can register after meeting and planning their class schedules with their academic advisor; once registered, financial …

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  • CPR class offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 9 a.m. to noon March 5 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40. To register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • HBAC changes meeting

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Airport Commission has voted to change its meeting time to 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month effective with the March meeting.

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  • EHC sponsors yard sale

    The Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County will sponsor the 9th annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 in the Commercial Building and adjacent outdoor area at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. A variety of goods will be offered by …

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  • Park opens new exhibit

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park Museum has announced that its newest exhibit, “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Elements of Disaster,” will open March 3. The exhibit explores the history of natural disasters in Jackson County using a blend of science and history. Among the numerous hands-on …

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  • Jerry Parks

    Jerry Parks SULPHUR ROCK — Jerry Thomas Parks, 69, of Sulphur Rock died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Sept. 22, 1942, in Dudley, Mo., he was the son of John Thomas Parks and Dolores Louise Abney Parks. Survivors include his wife, …

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  • Hurst, Stauffer to exchange vows

    Danielle Hurst and Jonathan Stauffer Charles and Mary Brewer of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Hurst, to Jonathan Stauffer, son of Murray and Debbie Stauffer of Lascassas, Tenn. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Keith …

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  • 4-H planning 2012 activities

    Independence County 4-H’ers competed in the county performing arts activity Feb. 18 at Sulphur Rock Elementary Cafetorium. Divisions were cloverbud, junior and senior vocal, dance and instrumental. Clubs also participated in group skits. The goal of the activity is the development of talent, poise, confidence …

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  • Center hosts ‘Talkin’ Turkey’

    JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will host a program called “Talkin’ Turkey” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The program will be about the Eastern wild turkey and its lingo. Participants will make their own slate turkey call to take …

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  • Library seeks donations for sale

    Lyon College’s Mabee-Simpson Library is currently seeking “gently used” books, movies and other items for the library’s annual fundraiser book sale during the Arkansas Scottish Festival. Donations are needed by April 3. The festival will be April 13-15. The library is located at 2300 Highland …

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