• Weekend Events

    Friday • Arkansas State Fiddle Championship, Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View • Clothing giveaway, Cushman United Methodist Church, Cushman, 9 a.m.-noon. • Civil War in Songs, Jacksonport State Park, Jacksonport Courthouse, 2:30 p.m. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill …

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  • UACCB ladies’ lunch touts back-to-school options

    Tammy Ramos and Ashley Acosta took last Thursday and a ladies’ lunch at the University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville as a sign. In October they will be among the 400 or so to be laid off from Pilgrim’s Pride, and the luncheon …

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  • Board recognizes two

    One member of the Batesville School Board was recognized for his years of service while an employee was recognized for her dedication to the needs and progress of special education students when the Batesville School Board met Monday. Scott Wood, who was attending his last …

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  • Teen dies in accidental shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a teenager has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting outside of a fast food restaurant. Sgt. Doug Formon says the shooting was reported Wednesday night at Chick-fil-A in Jonesboro. Formon said the shooting happened inside a …

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  • Body found in Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Authorities in Pocahontas say a body was found Wednesday near the Randolph County fairgrounds. Arkansas State Police is investigating. Neither a name nor gender of the dead person has been released. Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett said that three weeks ago his …

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  • Flippin mayor shoots out window at City Hall

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief’s office at City Hall. The rifle had been seized by Flippin police. In the report, Police Chief Dusty Smith says he was …

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  • Political Animals Club celebrates 30th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Political Animals Club was started as a “little group” where people could talk about politics and public service, the Arkansas club’s founder said Wednesday at its 30th anniversary event. Gov. Mike Beebe joined other elected officials and former Govs. Jim …

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  • Calico Rock events successful

    CALICO ROCK — An estimated 2,000 people attended the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Native American Day events, held Sept. 12-13 in Calico Rock. Calico Rock Museum hosted the events, which included Native American drummers, dancers and vendors and a pioneer settler encampment. A special feature …

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  • Ash Flat Library names guest author of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library will present guest author of the month Jamie Adams in a reception from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A native of California, Adams fell in love with books at an early age. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott …

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  • Canine/feline clinic to be held

    HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend Animal Control will host a canine/feline clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Nanci Solis, veterinarian with Thousand Hills Veterinary Clinic, will administer the following vaccinations: rabies, $10; canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus combination, $12; feline viral rhinotracheitis, …

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  • Music in the Mountain Show announces line up

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountain Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. One of the more traditional bluegrass bands in the area, the Arnold Family of Evening Shade, will …

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  • FilmFest announces fundraiser

    Ozark Foothills FilmFest will hold a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Landers Theater building on Main Street in Batesville to introduce Batesville to Cajun culture, food and music. The film “J’ai Ete au Bal” will be screened. The meaning in English is “I …

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