• Veterans Outreach Center now open

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Many veterans aren’t aware of the benefits they are entitled to or they become overwhelmed by the process and paperwork and give up — and that’s where Veterans Outreach Center comes in. Paul Bunn, who along with fellow volunteers and veterans Benjy …

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  • Bite leads to charge – Man accused in sexual assault

    A man who allegedly forced himself on a teenage girl claimed she “came on” to him, despite bite marks and bruises on her body, police said. When deputies responded to an assault call just before 3 a.m. Dec. 20 they reportedly found Christopher Cunningham, 34, …

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  • Gun found in Dumpster

    A city trash worker reported finding a Knight .50 caliber muzzleloading rifle with a Bushnell scope in a trash Dumpster Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Dennison Heights. Deputy Shawn Stephens said the firearm, valued at $350, was checked through local files and determined …

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  • Cedar Ridge School Board to discuss millage

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb will recommend the Cedar Ridge School Board consider a millage increase, that if approved, would allow the district to hire two full-time resource officers starting next school year. Members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

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  • County bee set for Tuesday

    The Independence County Spelling Bee has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Winners of schoolwide spelling bees will compete for the county title and those winners will be eligible for the statewide bee. …

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  • Concord City Council OKs vehicle purchase

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council authorized Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone in a special session earlier this week to proceed with plans to buy a used police vehicle from the Rose Bud Police Department for about $9,000, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The council will meet …

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  • Recycling committee to meet

    The Recycling Education and Promotion Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the White River Planning and Development District conference room located at 1652 White Drive, Batesville. The committee is made up of volunteers from the community and open to suggestions from the public. …

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  • Cherokee Village writer to sign books

    HARDY — Local author Joel Harris  of Cherokee Village will sign copies of his new book, “Rise of the Carrion Lord” and will discuss his work from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Words & Afterwords in Hardy. Harris has found a second calling in …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Steven A. Ives recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Ives completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, …

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  • Singing convention is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music School Building, located just north of the intersection of highways 9 and 56 at Brockwell. The event is open to the public. For more information call (870) 368-4246 or …

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  • Izard Co. retired teachers to meet

    MELBOURNE — Izard County retired teachers/school employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the administration building on the Ozarka College campus for a Dutch-treat lunch. The program will begin at noon with Denice Jones from the Senior Citizens Center sharing information about the activities, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Students and others associated with Salem School south of Batesville pose in 1944 on the school’s porch and steps. Salem School was located on what is now Camp Tahkodah Road. Identifications are given as follows: Front row, from left — Chester House, Jimmy Rutledge, Jimmy …

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