• Therapeutic riding center needs riders/volunteers

    Anderson’s Promise Land offers therapeutic riding for individuals with disabilities and is now open for the season, according to a news release. Guests ages 2 and older can receive a 30-minute session of therapeutic horseback riding at no charge as long as they have a …

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  • Teacher grazed by bullet

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Russellville School District says a teacher suffered minor injuries when she was grazed by a bullet as she was leaving an elementary school Thursday night. The district says the shot was fired at about 5:15 p.m. — after students were gone …

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  • Pit bull attacks 3-year-old

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County sheriff says a 3-year-old boy was critically injured by a pit bull terrier his mother had adopted from an animal shelter. Sheriff John Montgomery says the boy was bitten on his face and head at about 9 a.m. …

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  • CRP deadline extended

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson announced last week that the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program has been extended to April 13. “Due to strong interest in CRP, the decision was made to extend CRP sign-up 43 …

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  • Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. The agenda includes a presentation from attorney Bill Walmsley, representing Jerry Townsley of White River Petroleum, and Circuit Clerk Debbie Finley with personnel requests. All meetings are open …

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  • Concord council to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. In addition to departmental reports, the aldermen are likely to hear reports concerning a recently approved Arkansas Rural Community …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY College softball: Lyon at Mid-Continent (Mayfield, Ky.), doubleheader, 2 p.m. Junior high track and field: Southside at Bald Knob, 3:30 p.m. College baseball: Lyon at Mid-Continent (Mayfield, Ky.), 6 p.m. High school baseball: First Community Bank Pioneer Classic Tournament at North Complex (large-school division) …

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  • Tools, auction sign stolen

    Suspects have been listed in the theft of tools from a Newark man’s workshop, according to a report filed with Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Les McCollum. Bobby Freeman reported that Tuesday morning two men, who have been identified, entered his shop and removed various hand …

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  • Petrino put on leave after lying about crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bobby Petrino had improved every step of the way at Arkansas — his team’s performance and his image — but the coach’s revelation Thursday of an inappropriate relationship and his attempt to cover it up now threatens to derail all the progress …

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  • Hidden Valley Trailer Park fire

    BATESVILLE FIREFIGHTERS respond to a fire in the bedroom of a mobile home at Hidden Valley Trailer Park just before 6 this morning. The origin of the fire is unknown at this time. No one was at home when the blaze broke out. Meanwhile, the …

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  • Batesville’s EAST named top program in state

    Batesville Junior High ninth-grader Elise Fry started to cry when the announcer of the 2012 Environmental And Spatial Technology conference in Hot Springs said, “This community has a gym full of pioneers.” Little did she and fellow BJHS EAST lab students know the announcer was …

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  • Lyon, CofO, baseballers split non-conference doubleheader

    The Lyon College Scots and College of the Ozarks Bobcats split a non-conference doubleheader on Scots Field Monday. The visitors won the opener 4-3 when Malachi Melton doubled in the top of the seventh and scored when shortstop Chris Johnson failed to field a ground …

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