• Homecoming scheduled

    LAFFERTY — Homecoming at Lafferty Community Church is scheduled for Sunday. The morning service will be at 10:45 a.m. with Phillip Edwards bringing the message, followed by a potluck. Special music will be provided by the Tiptons, Quillen Edwards and Mark Hatfield in the afternoon. …

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  • Local youth wins first, third in world event

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Ty Cornelius of Mount Pleasant captured the 13 and under first-place title in ranch sorting at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on Saturday in Oklahoma City, as reported by the American Quarter Horse Journal. …

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  • Fire threatens resort, homes at Sylamore

    SYLAMORE — Shortly after 12 noon Sunday, picturesque Stone County saw smoke rising over South Sylamore Creek, but local responders were met with padlocked gates preventing them from containing the fire before wind picked up spreading it to more than 50 acres, said freelance writer-photographer …

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  • Volunteer meeting set

    The North Central Volunteer Network will hold its next quarterly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the George C. Rider Room in the First Community Bank in Batesville. Lunch is brown bag. The program is “Make Yourself Known: Raising awareness about your organization …

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  • Race track reports burglary

    A broken window to a game room at the Batesville Motor Speedway was discovered when an employee arrived for work Friday morning. Connie Starr with the speedway said the employee walked by and noticed the window and then looked further to discover the room had …

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  • Truck stolen during church

    Michael Schmidt said he had only been in church about 15 minutes Sunday morning when someone came in and said they saw his truck driving away. “Mr. Schmidt stated that his truck was a 1993 Nissan Frontier, red in color, with a white camper shell …

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  • Second time around nets $150,000 bond for fugitive

    HEBER SPRINGS — A White County man who fled on foot after being sentenced to jail one week ago was recaptured Thursday and jailed on a $150,000 bond, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Timothy Swank, 37, of Rose Bud, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 30 days …

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  • Constable faces battery charge

    Lewis Don Hannah HEBER SPRINGS — Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Wilburn Township Constable Daniel Fedora was booked into the Cleburne County Detention Center and charged with third-degree domestic battery, assault on a family or household member and public intoxication, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty …

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  • BHS, BJHS open house set

    Open house at the Batesville High School and Batesville Junior High School will be held from 6 to 7:30 tonight to kick off the 2012-13 academic year. Open house at the Batesville magnet school will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Guests will …

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  • Harrison Street work slated

    Approximately 200 feet of Harrison Street, just prior to the intersection of Sidney Street, will be closed to traffic Wednesday and work is expected be completed by Thursday evening. Highway workers will be closing the outside, eastbound lane in front of the Church of Christ …

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  • Watermelon festival draws large crowds

    CAVE CITY — Cooler weather for the last two days of the 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, which wrapped up about 10 p.m. Saturday, probably allowed some people who don’t normally attend the annual event to participate as spectators, watermelon festival association chairman Charles …

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  • Man flees cops with kids on 4-wheeler

    A man who fled police on a four-wheeler while riding with two children was Tased and arrested for drunk driving, according to police. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was patrolling the area of Heather Lane in the Sulphur Rock community around 4:45 p.m. …

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