• Jacksonport kicks off Great Arkansas Clean Up

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will participate in the Great Arkansas Clean Up Saturday. Volunteers are needed. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Visitor Center in the park and will be concluded by noon. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. A …

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  • Izard County singing announced

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Music School Memorial Auditorium at Brockwell. The event is open to the public. DVDs of the 2013 Music School program are available. For more information call (870) 368-4146 or 368-5012.

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  • Art show open on weekends

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild 2013 Fine Art Show will open in the Spring River Gallery on Friday and be open on weekends through Sept. 15, said Frances Sabia, organizer. The gallery is at 112b Main Street in Hardy. The hours are noon …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8, 2013.

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  • Distinctive live music venue: Frontporch Stage in Mt. Ida sets melodic scene

    MOUNT IDA — Mount Ida is home to a memorable and melodic scene at the Frontporch Stage. This outdoor, family-friendly live music venue hosts free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and more every Saturday night May through October. The aim is to feature bands that …

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  • Red Cut School had three names

    Red Cut School in Independence County was established in 1918 and operated until 1948 when the state mandated that all schools with fewer than 350 students consolidate or annex with other districts. (Doesn’t that sound familiar?) Red Cut was not the school’s official name. Neither …

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  • Some headlines are 50 shades of stupid

    Sometimes I turn on the television or open up my laptop and I can’t believe the so-called news that is actually making headlines. Things are going on in our world these days that should be at the forefront of all the news. Namely the situation …

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  • Federal occupation was ‘imminent’

    One hundred fifty years ago, Arkansas was defending itself from an imminent Federal occupation. As the Confederate forces routed the Federals at the Battle of Bayoe Meto (Reed’s Bridge) near the present city of Jacksonville on Aug. 27, Gen. Steele was preparing his force of …

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  • Dorothy Gill

    Dorothy Mae Gill, 94, of Batesville died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Cushman. Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Diaz, she was the daughter of Hub and Myrtle Adams Scott. She formerly worked for Ray’s Café and Independence Inn in Batesville. She was a member of …

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  • Joyce Cagle

    Joyce Laverne Cagle, 69, of Batesville died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in a Jonesboro hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1944, in West Memphis, she was the daughter of William B. and Elsie Coleman Byrd. She was united in marriage to James Cagle on Jan. 7, 1961. …

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  • Helen Blyth

    Helen Margaret Pruett Blyth, 90, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville with the Rev. Leslie Roper officiating. Memorials may be made to Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503. …

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  • Lendall Luellen

    Lendall Gale Luellen, 63, of Batesville died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Survivors include a daughter, Alisha Corbit of Bradford; a sister, Connie Luellen of Locust Grove; and two grandchildren, Mathew Corbit and Tristan Corbit, both of Bradford. He was preceded in death by his parents, …

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