• Cooking up success – Batesville native serves hope for ‘at risk’ men

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Victoria Queen had spent years working her way to the top only to find out her true calling was to help those at the bottom. The former Batesville native was known to many in the area as Vickie Wyatt and was a …

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  • Batesville man remains at large

    Lincoln Fulbright MELBOURNE — When Izard County Deputy Phil Story stopped a car at 2 a.m. Saturday, the passenger inside ran off and was able to elude a search that involved a police helicopter, dog team and officers on foot. Mervin Sanders of Batesville was …

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  • Store operators facing multiple drug charges

    Myong Rehman MELBOURNE — The owners of an Izard County convenience store were arrested last week for selling synthetic marijuana, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Ifran Rehman and his wife, Myong Rehman, both 47, were charged with two counts of maintaining a drug premise, a …

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  • Letter carrier retires after 38 years

    At 38 years of working for the post office in Batesville, Troy Baxter said he’s going home to play with his grandson. “I’ve never retired before so I don’t know,” Baxter said when asked what his plans were at a retirement party given to him …

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  • WRMC to open tower

    Editor’s note: This story is the final of a series detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   It has now been four months since White River Medical Center …

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  • Woman beaten

    A Porter Street woman told police Sunday morning that her husband beat her because she wouldn’t go to church with him. Independence County Deputy Mike Price said the couple’s crying 4-year-old daughter called her grandmother in Lawrence County, who could hear screaming in the background, …

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  • Date set for cowboy challenge

    Foothills Cowboy Church, located at 595 Hilly Village Road north of Batesville, has set Sunday for its next Cowboy Challenge event. Designed to show off the abilities of both horse and rider, the event will be judged on horsemanship skills through a series of obstacles …

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  • Luncheon to raise funds to mark, maintain grave

    CORD — A luncheon to raise funds for a Southern Cross of Honor and for fencing material for the grave of Capt. Samuel R. Fetzer will be held at the Cord Fire Department beginning at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, said Sue Richmond, secretary for the …

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  • Library adds ‘Storytime’ events

    ASH FLAT — The new Ash Flat Library is still adding activities for children, said library committee member Ina Gill. A “Storytime” for children is scheduled for 10 Wednesday morning and again at 10 a.m. Oct. 17. The readings, which are free, will be in …

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  • ‘Zombie apocalypse’ planned

    CAVE CITY — Fall hayrides usually conjure up warm and fuzzy thoughts, but ask Carey Markum and this isn’t your normal hayride. Here, riders will “test their skills against the un-dead” to fight off “zombies.” The interactive hayride in which riders will be provided laser …

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  • Concert canceled

    The Paul’s Journey concert scheduled for Oct. 12 has been canceled, according to Paula Grimes, executive director of Main Street Batesville.

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  • 4-H plans service day

    Independence County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a community service project to assist the needy in the community. The project, called “One Day of Service,” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers Ave. in Batesville. Donations …

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