• Road closing for bridge repairs

    ASH FLAT — According to a news release from the Sharp County Road Department, starting at 10 this morning Hill Gray Road, one-half mile off Brown’s Creek Road, will be closed for approximately two weeks for bridge repair.

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  • Kids’ Halloween craft workshop slated

    The Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main will host a Kids’ Halloween Craft Workshop Saturday. Students will create Halloween-themed crafts, some made out of food. Cost for the workshop is $15 per child. Preschool and kindergarten students will attend from 9 to 10 a.m., …

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  • Booth spaces available for E-Shade’s Junk in the Gym Extravaganza

    EVENING SHADE — The city of Evening Shade will hold a Junk in the Gym Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the school gymnasium, located on Main Street. Vendors will display antiques, crafts, flea market goods, knives, baked goods and other …

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  • Cave City schools receive awards

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board learned at its Oct. 14 regular meeting that schools on two of the district’s campuses have been recognized with awards from the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, said Superintendent Steven Green. The Outstanding Educational Performance …

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  • Rec committee to consider grants

    The Independence County Quorum Court recreation committee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Courthouse to discuss county grants to local organizations. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Bill to protect pop-up kids’ consignment sales

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin would exempt children’s consignment sales from certain federal labor regulations. The government wants the pop-up businesses to pay at least minimum wage to workers. Some children’s consignment sales give early access to the …

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  • Class-action status OK’d in Marlboro Lights suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status in a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes. Attorneys for Philip Morris had argued that any lawsuits should be filed individually, but Pulaski County …

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  • Bryant to discuss chief’s travel expenses

    BRYANT (AP) — City councilors in Bryant are examining the travel expenses of the town’s police chief and a school resource officer after the pair was reimbursed for steak dinners from an upscale Orlando, Fla., strip club. According to travel receipts obtained by the Arkansas …

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  • Zion FD plans chili supper

    ZION — The annual chili supper and pie/cake auction will be Saturday at the Zion Fire Department Training Center and Community Building in Izard County. Chili, soup and hot dogs will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with the auction to follow. A raffle …

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  • Cultural events fundraiser set

    A yard sale will be held by the Multicultural Student Association at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The fundraiser will help students pay for cultural events and go on cultural trips.

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  • Ash Flat Library to present author of the month Saturday

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library will present its author of the month, Christina Strong, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. At 11 a.m., a “writing and getting published experiences” discussion will be held. Her first book, a regency written under the pen name …

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  • Estate planning event planned

    A free estate planning workshop and luncheon will be sponsored by North Central Arkansas Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Josie’s Steakhouse, located at 50 Riverbank Road in Batesville. Don Knoernschild, wealth adviser, will present this workshop on estate planning, …

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