• Duck Blind sanctioned

    The Duck Blind will not be serving any alcohol for 30 days starting April 12. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division temporarily closed the private club after a hearing was held before the ABC board in Little Rock on Feb. 27. The permit holder on …

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  • Cops: Man starts blaze

    When a dispute over money couldn’t be settled, a Sulphur Rock man reportedly attempted to tear down his home — and when that didn’t work he set it afire, according to an Independence County court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane Meyer said in the …

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  • Driver cited; ATV operator charged

    Having his driver’s license already suspended for DWI didn’t stop a 58-year-old Batesville man from driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning when he was stopped for having no taillights or brake lights. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody was patrolling the area of Rose Lane when …

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  • Ozark EMS to appeal

    MELBOURNE — The Ozark EMS Ambulance Service based in Calico Rock is appealing an order to cease and desist emergency operation. Kathy Cheatham, who co-owns the operation based in Calico Rock, said the order is simply for them to cease and desist with emergency calls, …

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  • Concord food pantry’s hours change

    CONCORD — Due to a shortage of food, the Concord food pantry will cut back its service beginning in April, said Trudy Bruton, who arranges for shipments of food. The pantry has been open every Monday since the beginning of the year, but now, she …

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  • Man arrested for theft

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Ravenden man was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a cabin in January and stealing several items including a chain saw, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Bradley Calfas, 27, was arrested for theft of property. The cabin is on Lawrence …

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  • Spring break ‘rocks’ at clinic

    Volunteers and area businesses were eager to help make spring break special for the children at Child and Youth Pediatric Day Clinic, according to Peggy Goodwin, clinical director. The clinic offers physical, speech, occupational therapy and mental health services for children. Adults are seen also …

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  • Public facilities board to meet

    The Independence County Arkansas Public Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Just Chillin’ yogurt store, located at 3000 Jennings Lane in Pioneer Plaza between Bryan’s Grill and Sakura Asian Restaurant in Batesville. The agenda includes election of officers …

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  • W. Prosperity closed for repairs

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road was to be closed for bridge repairs at noon today and remain closed until further notice, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. The area is east of Cave City. The bridge repairs are being made on West Prosperity one-half …

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  • Woodland owners’ workshop set

    A schedule has been released for the Ozark Woodland Owners Association workshop/spring meeting which begins at 1 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus, said organizer Larry Morris. The event is open to the public. The workshop …

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  • Ozarka to host gala

    MELBOURNE — “Framing the Future” is the theme of the 2013 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne. The event, which will be …

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  • Health, safety fair set

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary will host a public health and safety fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Healthy snacks and educational materials will be available for all ages as well as free health screenings from Harris Hospital of Newport, substance abuse prevention and counseling …

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