• HDC may take action

    The Batesville Historic District Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Main Street Batesville executive director Paula Grimes and Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure will give an update on the former game room building, and the HDC may …

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  • Board approves bond sale

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board at its recent meeting voted to pass a resolution for the sale of bonds in order to restructure debt. Doing so, will lower the interest on those bonds from about 4 percent to about 2 percent, Superintendent Gerald Cooper …

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  • Accused judge quits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas judge who was accused Thursday of numerous ethical violations because of alleged alcohol and drug use has resigned, citing his court’s heavy caseload. District Judge Kenneth Harper in Monticello was threatened with removal from the bench by the state …

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  • Pastel workshop set at BAAC

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a beginning pastel painting workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. Karen Barker will be the artist providing instruction. Barker earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in studio …

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  • Smithville Baptist plans revival

    SMITHVILLE — Smithville Baptist Church in Lawrence County will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ron Shrum will be the evangelist. A potluck will be served following the Sunday …

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  • Tutor training workshop to be Sunday

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville. Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet …

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  • Church will host get-together

    GAINESBORO — Sharp United Methodist Church in the Gainesboro community will host a community get-together at 5 p.m. Sunday. A cookout/potluck will be served. Musical entertainment will be provided by Clifford Wright and others. The event is in appreciation of Craig Branscum for the work …

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  • Izard County Historical Society to have open house

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will have open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the old hospital building on East Main Street in Melbourne. Roger Harvell of Lunenburg and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will have a Civil War camp …

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  • Equinox Jubilee set

    ZION — The Equinox Jubilee will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday on Antioch Road in Zion. There will be performances by Chelsea Savage; Richard Burnett with Honey Shine; Jerry Bone, Dennis Horton, Chuck Young and Eddie Howard; Garrett “G-Man” Duncan and other special …

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  • Fall family fair planned

    JONESBORO — The sixth Annual Fall Family Fair celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Free hot dogs will be …

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  • Benefit car wash to be held

    Phenelopy Mingues and Austin Shoemaker, parents of Gabriel Shoemaker, will have a car wash Saturday and Sunday at Advance Auto Parts, located at 990 South St. Louis St. in Batesville. Proceeds will go for treatment of their 3-month-old son’s heart tumor.

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  • ‘Tales from the Buffalo’ slated for Saturday

    YELLVILLE — Buffalo National River Partners will present “Storytellers in the Park: Tales from the Buffalo” with Doretha Shipman speaking at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Point, Pavilion 1, located at 2229 Highway 268 East near Yellville. The series is dedicated to the memory of …

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