• ‘If it’s a legitimate rape …’ Let’s just stop you right there

    U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made headlines over the weekend for his scientifically inaccurate and misogynist description of how women’s bodies deal with pregnancies conceived through rape. Akin was a guest on St. Louis-based KTVI-TV’s Sunday morning talk show “the Jaco Report.” The host, Charles …

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  • Wolfe, Sturgeon join in marriage

    Brieanna Wolfe and Tye Sturgeon were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at Batesville Experiment Station. Bobby Shepard officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Lori Wolfe of Carthage, Texas. The groom’s parents are Jasson and Kavonda Sturgeon of Batesville. …

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  • Dunbars exchange vows

      Katherine Owens and Scott Dunbar were united in marriage Aug. 11 in a double-ring ceremony. Dr. Doran Gregory officiated. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Lisa Owens of Walnut Ridge. The groom is the son of James Dunbar of Little Rock and …

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  • Donations needed for Cedar Ridge food/goods pantry

    NEWARK — The employees of Merchants & Planters Bank are taking donations for the Cedar Ridge food pantry. Pre-packaged, non-perishable food items, canned goods, cleaning supplies and paper products will be accepted. All donations will go to help area families in need. The bank collected …

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  • Highway 177 to be one lane across Norfork Lake

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One lane of Highway 177 across Norfork Lake will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday and ending Oct. 5 in order for workers to repair and seal the road surface across the dam. The closure is being …

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  • Brockwell school DVD available

    BROCKWELL — Brockwell Gospel Music School has DVDs of this year’s closing program for sale. To order a copy, call Anna Floyd at (870) 368-5012 or Beverly Meinzer at (870) 793-8234.

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  • Look Good, Feel Better program begins Monday

    The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants. The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer patients …

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  • Foster parent information session planned

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services of Independence County will host a free foster parenting information session at 6 p.m. Monday at the DHS office at 100 Weaver Ave., in Batesville. The meeting is for those interested in learning more about how to be a …

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  • Food pantry open Tuesday

    The Old Country Church, located at 25 Griffin Road in Batesville, is opening a food pantry. The pantry will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone in need of food, personal hygiene items or clothing is welcome. All inquiries will be kept …

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  • Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among other activities. …

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  • Hillcrest group to meet

    LYNN — The Hillcrest School District Parents, Teachers, Students and Communities working together organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynn campus library located downstairs in the gymnasium. Agenda items include the election of 2012-13 P.T.S.C. officers and suggestions for fundraising projects will …

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  • Author to speak

    Charles R. Fuqua will speak about his book, “God’s Law — The Only Political Solution,” at 10:35 a.m. Sunday at Word of Life Fellowship, located at 1417 North Central Ave. in Batesville. For more information about Fuqua, visit GodsLawForAmerica.com.

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