• Success of ‘Bronco Billy’

    “Bronco Billy” Anderson, a true pioneer of the motion picture industry, was born in 1880 in Little Rock. His actual name was Gilbert Maxwell Aronson, but he was known as “Max” until moving to New York about 1900. Aronson joined a theatrical group called the …

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  • Columbus Day: Time to abandon ship?

    In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twelve, they’re trying hard his day to shelve. Even under the best of circumstances, the national Columbus Day is a beleaguered holiday (22 states don’t give their employees …

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  • Compliment echoes years later

    It’s hard to get down on how you look when you’ve been complimented by someone considered a 1960s sex symbol and thought to still be one at the age of 71. Needless to say it wasn’t Andy Williams I went to see at his theater …

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  • 4-H plans service day

    Independence County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a community service project to assist the needy in the community. The project, called “One Day of Service,” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers Ave. in Batesville. Donations …

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  • Melbourne fall yard sale is set for Saturday

    MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne is having its 22nd Annual Fall Community-wide Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held rain or shine. A list of participants will be available for pickup at city hall Thursday and Friday. …

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  • Revival set at Cedar Grove

    CAVE CITY — Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a three-day revival starting Wednesday, according to a news release. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day. “The Rev. Carroll Kinley, pastor of Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church at Cave City, will be the …

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  • UofA rep to address students

    Admissions counselor Meghan Miller from the University of Arkansas will host a meeting to address all aspects of applying to the UofA including applications, scholarships and housing for all area high school juniors, seniors and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Community Bank’s …

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  • Craig Karges to perform Tuesday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall. Tickets are available at UACCB and First Community Bank’s main branch and Cave City branch. Individual tickets are $10 each. Season tickets to …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airmen Benjamin J. Desoto and Joshua D. Honey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its September meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m. by president Sherri Stagner, who also led the Ritual. The program …

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  • Conservation District offers $250 scholarship

    The Independence County Conservation District is offering a $250 college scholarship to a local high school student who plans to study agriculture, environmental science or conservation, said Eddie Wagoner, district chairman. “As well as receiving the district scholarship, the winner will be eligible to compete …

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  • Knowles, Holt announce plans

    Latricia Williford of Batesville and Brian and Brandi Knowles of Cabot have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Knowles, to Robert Holt Jr., son of Rick and Lana Caudel of Batesville and the late Robert Holt Sr. The bride-elect is the …

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