• Family drama continues

    CALICO ROCK — Legal problems and family divisions keep mounting up for Lillian Loosey. The year started with a shooting that left her grandson dead and her son charged with his death. This week, the drama continues and authorities are questioning a woman who may …

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  • Former alderman, community leader dies

    Gerald Gaither wasn’t born here, but he served Batesville proudly for years. Gaither, a former Batesville alderman and leader in the community, died Tuesday. He was 78. Gaither, a native of Izard County and raised in Sidney, was part of a migrant family. He started …

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  • Donated homes go out for bids

    It seemed like a good deal at the time, but now the Batesville City Council’s not so sure. One of the topics at Tuesday night’s meeting was what to do with two houses — one at the corner of Charles and Bayou streets and the …

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  • Fundraiser to pay for veteran’s funeral costs

    Advanced Auto Parts in Batesville will host a memorial fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in which proceeds will be used to help with funeral expenses for a local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran who died April 24. Car …

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  • Cedar Ridge to offer meals

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service program June 3 through July 26, according to a news release. Meals will be provided at the Cedar Ridge High School to all children and students age 18 and under …

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  • Traffic stop leads to finding apparent homemade bombs

    CONCORD — A small problem turned into a big problem for a Bee Branch man about 9:44 p.m. on Memorial Day. Curtis Hammer, 49, was stopped in Concord for having no white light illuminating his license plate. When Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson stopped Hammer, who …

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  • Museum offers day camp

    Monday is the registration deadline for Old Independence Regional Museum’s first day camp of the summer, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The “fun and educational” day camp exploring American Indian life is for rising first-, second- and third-graders and will be held from 9 a.m. …

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  • Greenhouse ribbon cutting set

    SULPHUR ROCK — A ribbon cutting will be held at the newly built greenhouse at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary at 10 a.m. Thursday at 480 N. Main St., according to a news release. The greenhouse will serve as an outdoor ecology lab, according to Pam …

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  • Economic Commission to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 409 Vine St. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Independence County Economic Development Director …

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  • Tribute to Johnny Cash set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will have its fourth annual Tribute to Johnny Cash Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6. Arkansas guitarist Charlie White will lead the lineup of performers featuring the legendary drummer for Cash’s band, W.S. “Fluke” …

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  • Used book sale is in progress

    NEWPORT — Friends of the Jackson County Library are having a used book sale today through June 6 at the library, located at 213 Walnut St. in Newport. All proceeds from the sale will help provide new programs and new items for the library.

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  • Grubbs reunion to be Saturday

    GRUBBS — A Grubbs Public School multi-year reunion will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Grubbs High School cafeteria. A potluck will be served from 6 to 8. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish or drink. A dance with a …

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