• Food, shelter board to meet Monday

    The Independence County emergency food and shelter program board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. The purpose of the meeting is to determine allocation of $14,895 awarded by the National Emergency …

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  • Girl Scouts signing up members

    Girl Scouts has partnered with Lyon College’s Lyon Education and Adventure Program and is seeking girls in grades nine through 12 who are interested in backpacking. An information and sign-up session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Batesville High School cafeteria. …

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  • World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

    EWARK — Lowell Mason, who has been called the world’s smallest gospel singer, will appear at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16 at Newark Assembly of God, located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. Mason, who is 46 inches tall, will perform a variety of old-time songs, …

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  • Feather jewelry on display at Ash Flat Library this month

    ASH FLAT — Alexa Wetzler has been added as the second artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said Ina Gill, publicist. “Due to the artists’ unique expressions of their crafts, it is possible for the library to bring the works of two …

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  • Garner to celebrate 80th birthday

    Paul Garner will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at North Heights Church of Christ fellowship room, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville. Garner was born in Cord to Melvin and Ruby Garner and was raised in …

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  • Mason Billy Cude

    T.J. and Amanda Cude and Haley of Cave City have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 6, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.9 ounces and has been named Mason Billy Cude. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Emmalyn Grace Parker

    Justin and Jessica Parker of Lynn have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 11, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Emmalyn Grace Parker. Grandparents of the child are Tammy Burnside, Rodney Parker …

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  • Trent Milton Woodard

    James Woodard and Ashley Peek of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11.9 ounces and has been named Trent Milton Woodard. Grandparents of the child are Chrissy Hutson, Kelly …

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  • Kassidy Danielle Lowrance

    Kyle and Kelsey Lowrance of Fox have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 7, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and has been named Kassidy Danielle Lowrance. Grandparents of the child are Debbie Butler and Jerry …

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  • Erickson Damian Escoto Garcia

    Erickson Moreno and Sinthya Escoto of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5.9 ounces and has been named Erickson Damian Escoto Garcia. Grandparents of the child are Sandra Garcia …

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  • Memberships available for gift giving

    Christmas gift memberships to the Independence County Historical Society are now available at $25 per year for regular memberships and $10 for students. Benefits of membership include free attendance at four programs per year, two issues of the Independence County Chronicle and two newsletters. Members …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    James Yates ‘Jimmy’ Davidson, cable television pioneer and former Batesville resident, where he installed the first cable TV franchise in Arkansas, climbs a rickety wooden ladder on a Mayan pyramid in British Honduras in the early 1970s. At right, Davidson is shown atop a Mayan …

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