• ‘Tour D’Art’ planned

    MELBOURNE — Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College will present the second annual literary reading and art extravaganza, Tour D’Art, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex lobby and auditorium in Melbourne. Events will begin in …

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  • UACCB offering wreath class

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s community and technical education division will offer a mesh wreath making class taught by Deann Castleberry, owner of the Ivory Owl in Batesville. The course will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 803 of …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call …

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  • Five generations, times two for Carroll baby

       

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  • Students say yes to the prom dress

    Breanna Moreno’s excitement for dress No. 3 couldn’t be contained by the zebra-print curtains marking her dressing room. “I look fantastic in red,” she said excitedly as others waited outside. “But, I can do better.” Coming from a hallway lined with hundreds of dresses, Leigh …

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  • Cops: Dealer busted

    Described as a major drug dealer in the area for several years, a Batesville man is now in custody after being arrested Wednesday on multiple drug charges, according to police. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said 38-year-old Jose Antonio Almanza-Perez was arrested after several law …

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  • Batesville City Council recognizes contributions to community

    “Service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges.” That was part of a proclamation read in full by Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Elumbaugh signed a proclamation announcing April 9 …

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  • Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

    The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This service is only available to residents in the city limits. The fire department received a $2,500 grant from State Farm to buy 516 smoke detectors …

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  • Newark man wanted in Walmart theft

    A warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Steve D. Duncan of Newark for alleged theft of $2,000 from a cash register at the Batesville Walmart store, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Thatch said in the affidavit that Duncan allegedly took …

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  • Security options to be discussed at Cedar Ridge board meeting

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the central office board room where Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb said it would discuss security options after a millage increase proposal failed to pass last week. Agenda items also include a …

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  • Master Gardeners’ annual spring plant sale scheduled

    The Independence County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the National Guard Armory at 1690 White Drive, according to a news release. “The sale will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, bulbs, bushes, trees and indoor plants,” …

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  • Former White County sheriff to be tried

    SEARCY (AP) — A former sheriff of White County is scheduled to go on trial over an allegation that he pointed a pistol at his sister and her boyfriend. Prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Pat Garrett with a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and he is …

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