• County, city offices closed for holiday

    All Independence and Sharp County government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In Independence County, all regular county trash and recycling routes will run as normal on Monday in the northwest quadrant of the county (west of Highway 167 and north …

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  • Father, daughter arrested

    An accident on Pfeiffer Road Wednesday resulted in alcohol-related charges for a Batesville father and daughter. Officer Shawn Stephens said he arrived at around 10 p.m. to find a vehicle in a ditch that looked as though it had tried to be removed by a …

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  • Stabbing of Strawberry man ruled justifiable homicide

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A prosecutor says a man’s stabbing death in December in Baxter County was the result of justifiable homicide. The incident at 1251 Highway 178 West in Midway occurred on Dec. 5, when 20-year-old Roy Lee Hogans of Strawberry died of multiple …

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  • May 31 deadline to assess

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lands commissioner is reminding residents that they have until May 31 to assess their personal property. Lands Commissioner John Thurston says people who don’t have their property assessed by the deadline are subject to penalties. The taxes are important …

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  • UACCB to offer Affordable Health Care Act training

    The Community and Technical Education Division of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a seminar on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. on June 12 in the lecture hall of the Nursing and Allied …

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  • Lyon schedules outdoor, ACT prep camps

    Lyon College will host two outdoor and ACT prep camps this summer. The first camp is June 2-5 and the second camp is June 9-12. The camps give students the opportunity to learn how to raise their ACT scores. Students will received specialized ACT instruction …

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  • School reunion is Saturday

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry/River Valley/Hillcrest School Reunion will be Saturday at the gymnasium on the Strawberry campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the program at 10. Registration is $5 per person and lunch is $10 per person.

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  • Ark. court: Sheriff with conviction can’t serve

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas sheriff who was convicted in 1979 for possessing stolen hens is ineligible to serve in office, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court said that Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell’s misdemeanor conviction for knowingly possessing stolen Cornish …

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  • Memorial Day cemetery services Wren Cemetery

    CUSHMAN — The Wren Cemetery (also referred to as Renn Cemetery) gates will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day. The cemetery is located 1-1/2 miles past Cushman. Anyone wishing to visit are encouraged to do so this weekend. Alderbrook Cemetery DESHA — …

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  • Spring recital held

    Weston Music Studio presented a Spring Recital Festival May 11 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students recognized for outstanding progress during the 2012-13 school year include Jayla Cole and Carsyn Pfitzner for Outstanding Junior Progress, Kevin McCann for Outstanding Progress in …

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  • Ozarka expands summer schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College instructional leadership team has expanded the college’s summer I and summer II schedule of classes. Summer begins May 28. The summer II session will start July 1. The college now offers a variety of online, hybrid and on-campus classes at …

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  • Lee’s Chapel Cemetery cleaning day announced

    Work day at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Rain date will be May 31. Those attending are asked to bring tools. Sodas and snacks will be available. Flowers on graves should be removed by family members prior to cleaning and may …

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