• Mother’s Day Out offered

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains Methodist Church will have a Mother’s Day Out Program from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday for infants to children 6 years old. The event is free. An afternoon snack of juice and cookies will be provided. Limited space is available. …

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  • New hires top agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items include election of board officers, the hiring of a bus driver and teacher’s aide and a review of a financial statement. Meetings are open to the …

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  • Diabetes education offered

    The Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club will offer a diabetes education program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Independence County Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St., Batesville. Pharmacist Mark Herrington, owner of Mark’s Pharmacy in Melbourne, will be the speaker. The event is open to …

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  • Music show announced

    HORSESHOE BEND — The October Music in the Mountains Show, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, will focus on the future of music and entertainment by featuring several young artists. Two 17-year-old guitarists, Garrett Duncan of Poughkeepsie and Andrew Williams of Melbourne, will team up for …

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  • Club News

    Independence County Horse 4-H Club A meeting of the Independence County Horse 4-H Club was held at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Foothills Cowboy Church. There were 11 members present, five girls and six boys. Adult members present included Rachel Collins and Rhea Jennings. Nine guests …

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  • Ghost Walks set for Friday

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host Ghost Walks from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Century-old buildings, the Black River and old cemeteries play host to a number of Powhatan’s ghost stories, folk tales and legends. Ghost Walk participants will be introduced to the …

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  • Museum to present ‘Arkansas’ Wild Past’

    A program about our state’s “wild past” will be presented from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday during Old Independence Regional Museum’s seventh annual Fall Family Day, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. The event is free and open to the public. “This year’s program features “Arkansas’ Wild …

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  • Recycling company jobs add up

    FORREST CITY (AP) — An electronics recycling company has announced plans to open a processing facility in Forrest City, creating up to 75 jobs. AMT E-Waste Solutions said it will open an electronics waste processing facility in the former Forrest City Grocery warehouse on Scott …

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  • FS library bans e-cigarettes

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Visitors to the Fort Smith Public Library will no longer be able to puff on electronic cigarettes while browsing through books. The library’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes but emit vapor instead of smoke. …

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  • 2 officers wounded in shootout

    MEMPHIS (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two Memphis police officers and then barricaded himself in a home that later was engulfed in flames had refused to negotiate, authorities say. Police say Aaron Dumas — wanted on attempted murder charges — opened fire …

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  • Ark. One records 235 safety violations in 13 years

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas One nuclear power plant in Russellville experienced 234 lower-level and one higher-level safety violations between 2000 and 2012. The violations were included in a congressional study expected to be released this month showing safety violations at nuclear plants across the …

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  • Suspect waives hearing in power grid attack

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Jacksonville man accused of attempting to sabotage a part of central Arkansas’ power grid waived his right to a detention hearing Tuesday in his first federal court appearance. Jason Woodring, 37, said he wouldn’t fight his detainment after being charged …

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