• Mount Pleasant Elementary receives national recognition

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Education as a National Title I Distinguished School — one of only two in the state. Each year, Title I schools are recognized by the Arkansas …

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  • Man wanted for assault

    Timothy S. Cannon, 20, of Saffell is being sought in conjunction with the assault of a 65-year-old Independence County man on Nov. 4, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said that on the night of the incident the victim told …

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  • Concord tree lighting set

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council agreed Monday during a regular meeting to put an auxiliary law enforcement officer on duty on weekends, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Auxiliary officers receive no pay. Pettit also noted the community’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 …

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  • One dead in shooting at Drasco

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Corning man was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting Tuesday evening near Drasco, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a shooting at 22 …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a law enforcement committee meeting at 5 p.m. today in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will discuss law enforcement budgets. At 6, the budget committee will discuss the budget for the county. …

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  • NADC to discuss grants

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Among items on the agenda will be discussion of grant requests, weatherization program and the current financial statement.

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  • CR artesians hold sale

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative, located on the first floor of the Calico Rock Museum, now has 30 booths and shelves that offer gifts and decorations created by local artists and craftspeople. Items for sale include dolls, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, …

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  • Carnival of Melody scheduled

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Cherokee Village Community Chorus will present a Carnival of Melody for its fall and Christmas concert that includes a wide variety of music for the season. The events will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the …

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  • Mtn. View Art Guild sets event

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Art Guild will have a fine art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society Building on School Street in Mountain View. Art will be …

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  • Pet portraits fundraiser is Saturday

    The Humane Society of Independence County’s annual Christmas Portraits with Pets fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the old revenue office in Town Plaza Shopping Center, located on Main Street in Batesville. Matthew’s Photography will take the portraits. No sitting …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2012.

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  • Lewis, McSpadden to exchange vows

    CAVE CITY — Murphy Lewis of Cave city and Tracy and Shannon Sutter of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lewis, to Heath McSpadden, son of Scott and Stacie McSpadden of Cave City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter …

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