• Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently met in the Anglican Hall of the Episcopal Church in Batesville. …

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  • Cothern, Richardson to marry

    Andy and Chris Cothern of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Cothern, to Justin Richardson, son of John and Diane Richardson of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Nancy Cothern, Jim and Earline Beazley and E.J. …

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  • You can’t make this stuff up!

    If you’re into crazy but true stories like me, I have the prefect website- -— Atlas Obscura. A friend of mine at work showed it to me and it’s full of crazy stories and places that are submitted by readers. Whenever readers can submit to …

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  • Harrison, Snyder to wed

    Brian and Liz Harrison, formerly of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Harrison, to Robert William Snyder III, son of MaryAnn and Ray Finecey of Canton, Ga., and Robert and Lisa Snyder of Holland, Mich. The bride-elect is …

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  • Halloween will never be the same

    Maybe it’s just the haze of nostalgia, but it seems that 40-plus years ago when I was trick-or-treating age, we could put the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, civil unrest and the drug culture out of our minds long enough for some good old-fashioned fun. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    PINE SPRINGS SCHOOL was west of Gray’s Chapel church on what is now Arrowhead Lane, west of U.S. Highway 167 south of Cave City. Gray’s Chapel was destroyed by fire, probably from vandalism, about the mid-1980s. Gray’s Chapel Cemetery remains near the site of the …

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  • Sign up for Trail of Holiday Lights

    The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is inviting all Arkansas communities that host holiday displays and events to participate in the 17th annual Trail of Holiday Lights. This program is designed to increase travel and tax revenues during late November and December. Log on …

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  • Ozarka College Culinary Arts gourmet dinner planned

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department in Melbourne will host the second gourmet dinner of this semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Advanced culinary arts students have developed a menu that will be prepared and served under the direction of instructors Mimi …

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  • ‘Poets and Painters’ to be featured

    The Independence County Library will host the children’s program “Poets and Painters” for third through eighth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Batesville Area Arts Council, 246 E. Main. The arts program presented by the Independence County Library and Batesville Area …

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  • Miss Black Ark. pageant slated

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The first Miss Black Arkansas USA pageant will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Argenta Community Theater, located at 405 Main St. in North Little Rock. The pageant is for women of color ages 17 to 27, regardless of …

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  • College planning conference set

    Southside High School will hold a college planning conference from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday for area juniors and seniors at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Several college representatives from across the region will be in attendance and …

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  • Cushman Miner’s Day winners named

    CUSHMAN — The 21st annual Miner’s Day at Cushman was held last weekend with more than 2,500 people in attendance, according to Debbie Covington, president. The Cushman Ladies Auxiliary raffle included a handmade quilt won by  Carolyn Gipson and a Thompson/Center Venture rifle was won …

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