• Father steals parenting tips from Bible

    A few years ago we were looking around in a local book store when a rack of novelty items caught my 4-year-old’s eye. “Daddy, Daddy… Look…” he exclaimed, grabbing a handful of my pants leg. A little keychain with a tiny jewel encrusted box attached …

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  • St. Mary’s to hold Latin Mass

    St. Mary’s Church will hold Latin Mass on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5 p.m. beginning this Sunday. Services will be presided over by Father Michael Bass. St. Mary’s is located at 3800 Harrison St. For more information call (870) 793-7464.

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  • Folk Center hosting donkey, mule day

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold its 4th Annual Donkey and Mule Day demonstration and competition July 4. The event starts at 9 a.m. in the lower parking lot. Handlers can walk the courses beginning at 8. Any long-eared equine, …

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  • Fair registration goes online

    The tradition of registering items at competition at the Independence County Fair is years old but this marks the first year it won’t require waiting in line to do so. Now exhibitors have the option of registering livestock, canned goods, crafts, etc. online by visiting …

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  • Browns mark 25 years

        Tim and Teresa Brown will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday in the George Rider Community Room at First Community Bank in Batesville. The event will be hosted by Sandra Hattenhauer and Angela Ring. All friends and …

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  • Arkansas State-Searcy welders become metal artists

    SEARCY (AP) — Fire and metal may not sound like traditional ways to create art, but two women in the welding program at the Arkansas State University campus in Searcy can make these elements into masterpieces. Carolyn Hendrix of Cabot and Amanda Wyman of Pangburn …

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  • Ferry receives ‘Spirit’ award

    Michael Ferry of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Batesville has received the firm’s exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2011, according to a news release. “Michael has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business of serving individual investors,” Jim …

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  • Hillcrest FFA attends Washington Leadership Conference

     National FFA Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Members of the Hillcrest FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 2012 Washington Leadership Conference June 19-23. The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth and community service. More than 2,200 students – up to 340 a week …

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  • Chuckwagon races return to Charlotte

    The annual Dota Creek Chuckwagon Races and rodeo will return to Charlotte this weekend with a 7:30 fun show at H & H arena Friday night and will include such events as speed race, egg race, barrels, poles, ribbon race and more. The cost per …

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  • College chiefs join fans; 4-team football playoff set

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff. Now the people in charge of making that decision are on board, too. Come 2014, the BCS is out. …

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  • Arkansas swimmer fails to qualify for Olympics

    FAYETEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Julia Kucherich placed 30th in the 400 individual medley at the 2012 U.S. Olympic team trials. Kucherich finished with a time of 4:51.16 Tuesday at the trials in Omaha, Neb. She came in just eight seconds off of qualifying for …

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  • Lochte, Phelps set for memorable 200 free final

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps went stroke for stroke into the wall in the 200-meter freestyle. Lochte’s hand got there first, with Phelps touching second. Imagine what tonight’s final will be like. The world’s top two swimmers met up in the …

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