• Honor Rolls – Midland Elementary

    FLORAL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Midland Elementary School in Floral, according to a news release: Third: Logan Allen, Ethan Berry, Kyah Brinkley, Whitney Campbell, Sabrina Compton, Noah Davidson, Matthew …

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  • Pfeiffer Water to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville city hall on Main Street. The board routinely meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

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  • HRA board gets different picture – State police probe official; independent auditor sought

    What a difference a month can make. On Thursday, board members at Health Resources of Arkansas were painted a different picture from the month before. CEO Jim Clark said the company still has a lot of obstacles to overcome but feels its financial problems are …

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  • Event to benefit food pantry

    NEWARK — A benefit wrestling event/concert has been scheduled for the Cedar Ridge food pantry on Saturday at the high school gym Newark. Doors open at 5 p.m., with wrestling beginning at 6 with Brian “Too Sexy” Christopher, Hollywood Jimmy Blalock and the ASWF stars. …

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  • Teen runaway sought

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s help in locating a missing runaway juvenile, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy. “Quentin Riggs (17) was last seen at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth and Main streets in Batesville,” Mundy said. “Quentin is a …

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  • Driver jumps embankment, keeps going

    Although he reportedly admitted to having drunk five beers before he ran off the road, jumped a bank and then continued on his way, Erik R. Carroza got a break from police early this morning. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he was sitting at …

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  • Fulmer among retiring assessors recognized

    Little Rock — The Arkansas County Assessors Association recognized six retiring assessors at its October continuing education meeting for their service to the state. Odus Fulmer of Independence County was among the honorees and was celebrated for his 11 years of work as a dedicated …

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  • Batesville site reducing waste

    Can you imagine a world with no food waste? ConAgra Food does — and is committed to just that. On Thursday, in celebration of America Recycles Day, ConAgra Foods announced its annual Zero Waste Champion award winners, recognizing 17 facilities that have reached a major …

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  • Election to be certified

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county clerk’s office to certify the final 2012 general election totals. The  clerk’s office is located in the county courthouse at Main and Broad Street in Batesville.

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  • Veterans office to close

    The Independence County veterans office in the county courthouse will be closed next week plus the following Monday, according to Andra Taylor, local veterans director. The office will resume normal business hours Nov. 27. For more information call (870) 793-8812.

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  • Airport meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. Among the business to be discussed is the ongoing airport improvement project currently under way.

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  • McSpadden to be at Bethel as part of pulpit exchange

    Lyon College Chaplain the Rev. Nancy McSpadden will  deliver the sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 889 Oak St., Batesville, as part of an exchange in pulpits. Last year, Curley Roberts, pastor, was invited to speak at Lyon College’s Dr. …

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