• The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The group will not meet in June or July. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents …

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  • Gumbo dinner offered

    HIGHLAND — Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service Foundation will have a gumbo dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Highland Fire Station, located at 1998 Highway 62-412 in Highland. The gumbo dinner with drink and dessert is $7.50. Gumbo only for carryout …

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  • Ozarka sets ceremonies

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will celebrate its 2013 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller auditorium on the Melbourne campus. Commencement speaker will be state Rep. Tommy Wren of Melbourne. Wren is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of …

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  • Reading program schedule given

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Library will host its summer reading program beginning June 5, meeting from 3-4 p.m. each Wednesday through June 26. Ages are 4-10. “Please come to the library and register your child as soon as possible,” the release states.

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  • Buck, Lester to exchange vows

    DELIGHT — Ricky and Beckie Buck of Delight have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Buck, to Justin Tyler Lester, son of Tracy and Mandy Lester of Rose Bud. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Verne and Barbara Buchanan of …

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  • 2-year school in east Ark. opts out of gun law

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Another Arkansas college has opted out of a new state law that allows faculty and staff members to carry concealed guns on campus. East Arkansas Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to opt out of the law, approved this …

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  • Wards to celebrate 60th anniversary

                      BROCKWELL — J.H. and Laverne Ward will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Izard County Senior Center in Brockwell. Laverne Ford and J.H. Ward were married May …

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  • Youth arrested in bomb threat at J’boro store

    JONESBORO (AP) — A juvenile has been arrested for calling in a phony bomb threat to a Walmart in Jonesboro. Authorities say the store on Parker Road was cleared Saturday afternoon. The suspect was arrested and kept overnight at the Craighead County juvenile lockup. The …

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  • Sulphur Rock principal focuses on simplicity

    One of my favorite quotes by Steve Jobs, the former CEO for APPLE, Inc. is, “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. …

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  • Older woman charged over drinking minors

    CABOT (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old woman in Lonoke County has been arrested after minors were found drinking in her presence. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a noise complaint at a home near Cabot, where they cited 74-year old Martha Dubois. Dubois …

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  • UACCB to present GED diplomas

    Editor’s note: Other UACCB graduate lists will be published at a later date.    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold commencement at 7:30 tonight in Independence Hall. The following General Education Development diplomas will be awarded. Graduates include: Batesville — Dylan …

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  • New Mexican restaurant opens

    Mary Anderson knows there are a lot of Mexican restaurants to choose from in this area but is hoping the service at The Rodeo Mexican Grill will stand out to customers. “We’re trying to make a good impression and take care of them (customers). That’s …

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