• NWTF trail ride to be Sept. 20-22

    The second annual National Wild Turkey Federation Rafter D Trail Ride is scheduled for Sept. 20-22 on Mike Davis’ Rafter D Ranch near Mount Pleasant, said Erica Willard, regional director. The event is again hosted by the Independence County Chapter of the NWTF. For those …

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  • Food plots outperform corn feeders for deer

    LITTLE ROCK — Like elevated stands, corn feeders are now prevalent in Arkansas deer hunting. There is a better way, according to wildlife biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – food plots with a variety of plantings. Ralph Meeker, AGFC’s assistant deer program …

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  • Youth-only deer hunt set

    CASSCOE — White River National Wildlife Refuge, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will be holding a youth-only deer hunt at Cooks Lake during the 2013 hunting season. The hunt will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Only 10 …

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  • Closing dates nearing for 2014 farm programs

    The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster. According to the local Farm Service Agency office, those deadlines are nearing. Application Closing Dates …

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  • Breakfast bagel ideas

    Only one word describes a mom during back to school: BUSY. Between school supply shopping, making sure that homework is done, and keeping track of new teachers, play dates, and tomorrow’s soccer match, sometimes it’s hard to find time. Thomas’ Bagels are here to help …

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  • Janet’s Notebook – Tantalize your taste buds with tomatoes

    Unfried Fried Green Tomatoes I’ve said it before and I will say it again — I LOVE tomatoes. When they are ripe and juicy, you can eat them as a snack (I may be known to do this from time to time …). On their …

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  • New club forming

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Independence County Extension Homemaker Council are forming a new Extension Homemaker Club according to a news release. The club will be for adults and children of all skill levels who crochet and knit and those who want to learn. A …

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  • Bowling league seeking members

    The Thursday morning ladies bowling league has announced they are accepting new members. A sign-up meeting for anyone interested will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Hollywood Bowl in Batesville. For more information call (870) 612-2531 or (870) 307-4329.

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  • Class of 1965 to reunite

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Strawberry Community Center, said Bobby Smithee, who is helping organize the event. Dinner will be $10 a plate. The class had 27 members pictured in its …

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  • Church to hold revival

    CAVE CITY — Matlock Road Church of God in Cave City will have a revival at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The speaker will be Tommie Ballew of Lincoln.

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  • Club News

    Three members of the Batesville 4-H Club recently represented Batesville High School, Independence County and Arkansas 4-H in Washington, D.C., in a national 4-H event. The participants were Delenn Kesselring, Kirstin Rouse and Sarah Bunch. The event, the Citizenship Washington Focus, was a week-long conference …

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  • Folk center celebrates life of Grandpa Jones

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will celebrate the life and musical legacy of Grandpa Jones Aug. 30 and 31. This year is the 100th anniversary of his birth. His wife, Ramona Jones, and the Jones Family Band will perform. On Friday, special …

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