• AARP hears from new WRAAA director

    Senior citizens are deserving of respect and are worthy of better description than the word “elderly,” according to Jeff Schuman, the new executive director for White River Area Agency on Aging. Schuman was the guest speaker for the monthly AARP meeting and amused members with …

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  • Storms wreak havoc in Horseshoe Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — It was a scene right out of a special effects movie. One minute the lake was there and the next minute it was gone. Out on the back porch that overlooked Crown Lake, everything appeared calm and normal and the storm warnings …

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  • Meth user turns self in at Walmart, police say

    Reportedly talking crazy and sounding distraught on the phone, Timothy Reed, 31, of Floral reportedly called police dispatch Tuesday morning wanting legal papers served on him at the Batesville Walmart store. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he found Reed in the electronics section of the store …

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  • Supreme court’s Hart honored as ‘Distinguished Citizen’

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Josephine Linker Hart was recently awarded Stone County’s Distinguished Citizen Award for 2013. She was introduced by Robbie Purdom. “Tonight’s honoree is a woman with a humble beginning who grew up in a man’s world — a world …

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  • ADEM, National Weather Service to visit Izard Co.

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management today was expected to tour areas in Izard County after severe storms passed through the state Wednesday. A least one woman suffered a broken leg in Horseshoe Bend, an area that received the brunt of the damage …

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  • Sex offender formally charged

    A sex offender convicted of criminal sexual conduct on a minor less than 13 years old in Michigan has been formally charged with failure to register his address after moving to Newark last month, according to a court affidavit filed Wednesday. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. …

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  • Injured fight victim arrested

    A domestic fight between a woman and her boyfriend ended with the injured woman going to jail early this morning, while her alleged attacker remains at large after fleeing from police. Independence County Deputies Fred Friar and Jesse Wilson were dispatched to a local motel …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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  • Student’s art to be featured

    A Batesville High School senior recently received an honorable mention in a 2013 “Wildlife of Arkansas” student art contest with her acrylic painting titled “Lazy Days of Arkansas.” Lexie Smith’s work will be featured in a 2014 “Wildlife of Arkansas” calendar and traveling exhibit. The …

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  • Plea agreements entered in Sharp County court

    ASH FLAT — Most of Monday was spent in a hurry-up-and-wait mode as defense attorneys worked to get plea agreements before the judge. After a two-hour wait, Deputy Prosecutor Joe Grider indicated he was fed up with waiting and with court scheduled in another county …

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  • Friends Day set

    Friends Day will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Church, located at 240 White Drive in Batesville, across from the fairgrounds. Those attending will hear the ministry of Stan Cook, formerly with McGruder’s and Children’s Crusade, with Dennis Killman. Door prizes will be given …

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  • Cupcake sale scheduled

    ASH FLAT — The Booklovers Brigade of the Friends of the Ash Flat Library will present a Book & Cupcake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in the Ash Flat Community Center, across Arnhart Street from the library, said Ina Gill, publicist. …

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