• Sharp court to appoint 2

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the courthouse. Agenda items include the appointment of two members to the Sharp County Library Board and one member to the county airport commission as well as treasurer, county clerk and …

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  • Board plans meeting

    The Community School of Batesville will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Pfeiffer water to meet

    The next regular meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building, 500 E. Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Foster children ‘Shop with a Cop’

    Armed with a $100 each, 46 children, escorted by police officers and other volunteers, descended on the toy aisles at Walmart on Tuesday evening for the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. While some ran excitedly from aisle to aisle trying to decide what to …

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  • Dive team helps search for toddler

    LITTLE RED RIVER — Divers found their search was hindered by the muddy water and brush when they were called to assist in an ongoing hunt for a missing child that is in its third week. Independence County Chief Deputy Jermey Qualls said the Independence …

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  • Holiday scams on the rise

    During this joyous time of the year there are those who will prey on the generosity of those who give, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery warned in a news release Thursday morning. “There has been an upswing in phone scams offering to pay of credit …

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  • ‘Living Windows’ scheduled for Main Street, Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will present the Peppersauce Players’ second annual “Living Windows” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Main Street (Highway 5) in Calico Rock. Twenty-five storefront windows will depict 15 scenes for an old-fashioned Christmas. This year’s themes include …

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  • Flu shots slated in Cushman

    The Independence County Health Unit will be administering flu shots at the Cushman Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, announced Leila Skelton, city recorder/treasurer. This flu clinic will be the same as the others, in which the health department will bill Medicaid, Medicare …

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  • Dogs, tools reported stolen

    Two pit bull pups (a red male and a black/white female) and a 50-pound bag of dog food, valued at $320, a four-drawer tool box with miscellaneous hand tools valued at approximately $1,000 were reported stolen from a Pleasant Plains residence recently. David Hites said …

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  • Five Generations

    The Allwhite and Marshall families gathered for Thanksgiving in Newark and took advantage of the occasion to pose for a five-generation photo. Bradley Marshall  (foreground, holding twins) and his family, including twins Brody and Blain and infant, Blakely were visiting from Joplin, Missouri. Pictured are …

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  • Auction to benefit scholarship fund

    The Independence and Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will hold an auction for members to raise money for scholarships on Tuesday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with the meal at …

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  • C-Ridge may renew lease

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include review of financial reports, personnel reports and a two-year agreement lease renewal of the Oil Trough gym.

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