• Flippin mayor won’t resign

    FLIPPIN (AP) — The mayor of Flippin says he won’t resign his post, despite a recent incident in which he accidentally shot out a window in City Hall. At a city council meeting this week, Mayor J.J. Hudson said he wouldn’t step down. Councilwoman Stacie …

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  • Judge holding hearing on law axing Medicaid for sex offenders

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge is to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging an Arkansas law that prohibits registered sex offenders from receiving Medicaid funds. U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson is scheduled to hear arguments in Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker’s effort to …

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  • Ouachita Co. judge pleads innocent to new charges

    EL DORADO (AP) — Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly has pleaded not guilty to new charges handed down by a grand jury earlier this month. Hesterly was charged in January with bribery and conspiracy after federal prosecutors accused him of defrauding the federal government out …

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  • Child care food program open for participants

    White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a child care food program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Clothing giveaway, Cushman United Methodist Church, Cushman, 9 a.m.-noon. • Steamboats of the White River, Jacksonport State Park campground, 5:30 p.m. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • “The …

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  • Lyon to host fortepianist

    Fortepianist Dr. Janice Wenger will host a lecture and workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bevens Music Room at Lyon College, according to a news release. She also will have a recital at 7:30 that evening in Bevens Music Room featuring the music of Haydn, …

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  • Sign language class offered

    A sign language class for beginners will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 in Room 802 of the Row Johns Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The cost …

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  • Singing for a Cure set for Friday at Ozarka

    MELBOURNE — Gospel Singing for a Cure featuring the Tiptons and Jessie Stevenson will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the John E. Miller Building on the Ozarka College campus in Melbourne. Admission is free. All donations will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, …

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  • Extension office forms new club

    The Cooperative Extension Service of Independence County has formed a new Extension Homemaker Club, River Valley Needle Works, and will meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Extension office, 1770 Myers St. The next meeting will be Oct. 7. Yearly …

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  • Union Cemetery meeting set

    SAFFELL — The annual Union Cemetery meeting will be Saturday. A short business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck. Those who have family members buried at the cemetery and who are not already involved are encouraged to attend. Contributions may be …

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  • Avery Sue Carter

    Jameson and Amanda Carter and Jackson of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 23, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Avery Sue Carter. Grandparents of the child are …

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  • White family reunion is Saturday

    The grandchildren of John and Dan White, formerly of Cushman, will have a family reunion Saturday at Riverside Park Pavilion No. 2. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.

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