• LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Carolyn Goettsch, chapter member, will speak at the meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayside Art Studio and Gallery, located at the corner of Highway 330 and Greenwood. Goettsch will show a photographic presentation about …

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  • Kennedy, Blake announce plans

    CORD — Dennis Kennedy of Cord and Scott and Ellen Harmon of Charlotte have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Niki Kennedy, to Michael Blake, son of Barry and Connie Blake of Charlotte. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ray and Kathy …

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  • Singer releases album of songwriter’s classics

    Folks today may not know of Don Gibson, but many have likely heard “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” He wrote it, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley, among others, sang it, but Mandy Barnett once promised Gibson she’d record an album of his songs and earlier …

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  • Dutch Queen, Wilhelmina, never came to Ark.

    When the railroad was constructed from Fort Smith to Texarkana during the 1890s, officials sought to increase passenger traffic by building a resort on the state’s second highest peak, near present-day Mena. Due to the fact that Dutch investors had banked heavily on the railway, …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Since tax: 1,200 jobs created, 3,440 lost Dear Editor: In reference to the article concerning the upcoming tax election, I want to make a few observations. First, it is commendable that over 1,200 new jobs have been added as a result of the ¼-cent economic development tax sales tax. However, when …

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  • Man accused of theft

    Andrew Shaw was just strumming on his guitar when Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Wayne Green arrived. Green told Shaw, who was sitting in the partial building at 100 Finch St., to come out and talk with him and at first he would not. “Shaw would …

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  • 13 percent of babies’ samples hit goal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Only 13 percent of the more than 36,000 blood samples collected from newborn babies in Arkansas made it to the state Department of Health’s laboratory within the department’s target time span of 48 hours. Health Department spokesman Ed Barham said the …

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  • Clark awarded WBC scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Julia Clark of Batesville has been awarded an Ozarka Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College, according to a news release. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of Ozarka College through an agreement between Ozarka and Williams. Clark is a home-school …

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  • Sharp courthouse to close

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day, said Larry Brown, county judge.

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  • Paper Chase to host signing

    The Paper Chase Bookstore, located at 136 S. Main St., will host a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The author will be Mark Rorie, whose new children’s adventure book is entitled “The Almost Positively Worst Christmas Ever!” The 48-page book filled …

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  • Rev. Tommie Joiner

    BENTON — The Rev. Tommie Joiner, 63, of Benton died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in a Jackson, Miss., hospital. He was a minister, having served as pastor at Scotland Baptist Church in Yazoo County, Miss., for nine years. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist …

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  • Ronald Faught

    Ronald D. Faught, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Batesville. Born July 21, 1939, in Wideman, he was the son of Virgil Henry Faught and Elda Porterfield Faught. He was united in marriage to Glenda Crist on Dec. 22, 1955. He was employed as …

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