• Rocktoberfest to coincide with antique festival

    Main Street Batesville will hold Rocktoberfest this year in conjunction with the annual fall antique festival on Friday and Saturday in historic downtown Batesville, according to a news release. Antique dealers will have stores open with sidewalk shopping up and down Main Street all day …

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  • Wife in felony pickle after assault

    A mad woman was taken to jail after her husband called saying she was drunk and fighting with him. Officer Phillip Pickett said he was called to Jamestown Loop around 10:51 p.m. Saturday by 56-year-old James Miller who said his wife was out of control. …

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  • Two escape from custody Saturday

    Law enforcement agencies are having a hard time keeping up with John H. Figueroa. On Saturday, the 36-year-old Figueroa of Fairfield Bay was one of two community service workers running from custody between 8 and 9 a.m. The other escapee was identified as Jeremy Smith, …

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  • City to screen free movie

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its last “Movies in the Park” of the year at 7 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Croods,” which is rated PG and stars the voice talents of Nicolas …

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  • ‘Missing’ man located in jail

    A mother who reported her son as missing learned later he was in jail in Oklahoma. Jo Canada called authorities Monday to say she was worried about her son when he did not return home from Tulsa and wanted to report him as missing. Deputy …

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  • Schools to offer flu vaccinations

    The Arkansas Department of Health, Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren in grades K-12 at no charge. For parents who have insurance, ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of …

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  • SHS to host shrimp boil

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will have a shrimp boil fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. Friday at Southside football field. The meal includes Cajun boiled shrimp, corn on the cob and potatoes. The cost is $10 per plate. Delivery is available for three or more …

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  • Hillbilly Poker Run scheduled

    The Ozark Hillbilly Poker Run will be Oct. 26 beginning at Kennedy Park on the White River in Batesville. The event will benefit Special Olympics Arkansas Area 16. The route will go through Melbourne, Mountain View and Drasco before returning to Batesville. First bike will …

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  • BHS 1953 reunion announced

    Batesville High School class of 1953 will hold its 60th class reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Avenue Methodist Church Life Center in Batesville. The banquet will begin at 6:30 with a supper catered by Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Visiting, dancing and other activities will follow …

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  • Insurance sign-up to end Nov. 20 for Ark. teachers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The enrollment period for Arkansas teachers to sign up for health insurance will end Nov. 20 — not Nov. 30, as was previously announced. The director of Arkansas Employee Benefits Division says the Nov. 20 cutoff is needed so identification cards …

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  • Newark Fall Festival is Friday

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary School Fall Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the elementary school building. Activities will include games with prizes, a silent auction and a bake sale. For sale beginning at 5:30 will be chili, Frito pie and hot …

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  • Trap event benefits health facility

    Twenty-five teams competed at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex on Sept. 14, bringing people from as far away as Bentonville, Jonesboro, Cabot and Little Rock. Range officials report this tournament was the largest attended locally to date. The event raised $10,200 for the Christian …

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