• Unconscious mom cited for child endangerment

    A young mother was cited for endangering the welfare of her small child after officers were called to Caney Creek Road. Officer Jonathan Brown said he was summoned to the area Thursday concerning a woman passed out and unresponsive. Dispatch told Brown that 25-year-old David …

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  • Fake bills continue to be circulated

    Fake $100 bills are still being passed at area businesses, but an arrest could be pending after an employee recognized a man who paid with one in Batesville. Thursday, a McDonald’s employee said she was checking the money from the previous day when she noticed …

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  • Woman with warrants also arrested for drugs

    Walnut Ridge — Lawrence County deputies arrested a Hoxie woman Monday for drugs after going to her house to pick up her on warrants, according to a report fro Sheriff Jody Dotson. Deputies went to the residence of Patricia Sweat, 59, in regards to the …

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  • Cave City parade canceled; lighting ceremony still on

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Christmas parade planned for Saturday has been canceled as a result of last week’s winter storm but a tree-lighting ceremony in the “pocket park” will go on. “With the weather like it is, the children have been out of …

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  • Doctors earn DOT certification

    Batesville physicians Dr. J.R. Baker and Dr. Verona Brown recently completed requirements for certification by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners as required for physicians offering physicals for commercial motor vehicle drivers (often referred to as DOT physicals). After May 21, 2014, the Federal …

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  • Museum offers free program for senior citizens

    The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will host a free Christmas program for area senior citizens at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn about the history of Christmas ornaments and carols, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “Nona Floyd, museum volunteer, will read …

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  • AARP reschedules meeting

    The Batesville Chapter AARP monthly luncheon meeting has been rescheduled for noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in the lower level. Melissa Simpson, director of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, will be the keynote speaker. Simpson disputes recent health care information given at …

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  • Board sets early meeting

    The Batesville School Board will hold its regular meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the administration office. Agenda items include recognizing December’s “Above and Beyond” award recipient, personnel reports and student transfer requests. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Christmas Brings Hope celebrates 30th year

    Since 1983, Independence County citizens have combined efforts to conduct Christmas Brings Hope each December. The concept began with collecting food to give to families in need and has evolved over the past three decades to a wide-reaching program. This year, the board will manage …

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  • Commodities to be distributed

    Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Northcentral Arkansas Development Council in Miller Gym, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date and must bring proof of income …

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  • Christmas musical set for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — Rings’ Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will present its second annual Christmas musical, “A Southern Gospel Christmas — Part II — Once For All,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The musical will be directed by John R. Way and accompanied by Becky Way. The …

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  • Vital Link offers CPR class

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16 at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card. To register call …

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