• Girlfriend arrested after man reports theft of checkbook

    A Pleasant Plains man who claimed his checkbook and $100 were taken from him led to the arrest of his girlfriend. Tabitha R. Cheek, 32, of Pleasant Plains faces a theft of property charge after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Darr was called to 37-year-old …

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  • Election filing period runs Feb. 24 through March 3

    Independence County residents have less than a week to decide if they want to run for office before the primary election filing period opens Feb. 24. The filing period for the May 20 primary election is from noon Feb. 24 to noon March 3. Prospective …

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  • Luncheon sees record attendance, raises $10K

    Linen tablecloths, red napkins and seat covers set the scene as guests were escorted to their tables Friday for the 2014 Red Hot Luncheon event. Approximately 350 ladies attended the occasion presented by Citizens Bank. The annual event held at Independence Hall at the University …

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  • Voting to require photo ID

    Since Jan. 1, 2013, voters in Arkansas looking to cast their ballots are now required to show photo identification when headed to the polls. Acceptable photo identifications include a driver’s license, photo ID card, concealed handgun carry license, U.S. passport, state or federal government employee …

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  • Grand opening set

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will host a grand opening of its new resale shop, Etc. on Main, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 250 Main St. The event is open to the public and will offer grilled hot dogs, desserts and beverages donated by local …

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  • Beller to lead bank

    CAVE CITY — John Beller has been named president of the Bank of Cave City, according to a news release. Sam Beller, who has served as president and CEO since 1997, will remain as chairman and CEO. The father-and-son team will share leadership responsibilities until …

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  • Support group to meet

    The diabetes support group meeting sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central AHEC will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 698-9991.

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  • SR, Hillcrest students to join gov. for night of Discovery

    LITTLE ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet and Hillcrest Elementary students will be among 91 sixth-graders representing 33 schools around Arkansas to experience hands-on activities led by representatives of seven leading Arkansas employers at the second annual Discovering Excellence in Arkansas event from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday …

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  • Museum reschedules event

    “Earning a Living,” Old Independence Regional Museum’s new exhibit and its program, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. It had to be postponed from its initial schedule in January due to snow. The same program presenters will speak. Craig Ogilvie will take the audience …

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  • Bigfoot camp to be held in Vilonia

    VILONIA — The 2014 Bigfoot Bootcamp and Conference will be May 2 through 3 in Vilonia. Bigfoot field researcher J. Robert Swain will serve as the coordinator of the event. Swain has been a researcher since 2007. He will be joined by other researchers from …

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  • Union Grove introduces new youth pastor

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Chris Klein is the new youth pastor at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains, according to Daryl Sellers, pastor. Klein, 26, is married to Danae, and they have a child, Tessie. He was born in Indiana and grew up in …

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  • Mock trial contest set

    LITTLE ROCK — Hundreds of high school students from across the state will meet in Little Rock Friday and Saturday for the annual Arkansas High School Mock Trial Competition. Students will have the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated trials before actual …

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