• Council changes meeting time

    The time has been changed for Tuesday’s Batesville City Council meeting to 6:30 instead of 5:30 p.m., at city hall. The agenda includes reports from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery and Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are …

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  • Water board to hear proposals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to consider purchasing a vehicle and some equipment, said manager John Richardson. The vehicle proposal is for the purchase of a new half-ton …

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  • Retiring officials to be honored

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. On the agenda will be recognition of retiring officials Independence County Assessor Odus Fulmer, Justices of the Peace Bobby Weaver, Barbara Nelson and Danny Carter. An ordinance establishing …

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  • Driving tour cassette sought

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is searching for an audio cassette tape that corresponds with the Historic District Driving Tour. The chamber plans to convert the tape into a compact disc and possibly add to an AM radio frequency. Call Danell Hetrick at (870) …

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  • Aldermen to consider budget

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall to consider a proposed budget for 2013, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The meeting is expected to be brief, she said. “We’ll just wrap up the year’s business.”

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  • Weather closes trap range

    Due to inclement weather forecast for Sunday, the Independence County Shooting Sports trap range north of Batesville will be closed. Range manager Larry Pinkston made the announcement of the range closing this morning.

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  • Local church voucher forged

    Trying to pass an alleged forged benevolent fund voucher from a local church has a man in hot water. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims said that on Dec. 4 Deputy Michael Darr took a report from the Exxon Tiger Mart …

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  • Hospital employee charged with theft

    A Batesville woman has been formally charged with theft of money from the cafeteria at White River Medical Center in Batesville, according to a court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy. On Dec. 3 a hospital official contacted Mundy saying that a discrepancy had …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Cornelius Burrow of Rosie was among the many U.S. residents pulled into World War II by the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago today on that “day that will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941. Pictured above is the Cunard Line’s Aquitania, …

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  • ’Ozark Folks’ photography contest deadline draws near

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” The entry deadline for the contest is Dec. 31. Winners will be announced in January 2013. Complete rules and entry forms are available …

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  • Oak Bluff plans potluck

    The Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center annual Christmas fellowship potluck dinner will be at noon Saturday. Donations will be taken for a chosen family in need. For more information call (870) 793-9520.

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  • Monthly singing to be Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County monthly singing will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brockwell Music School Auditorium. For more information call (870) 368-4146 or 368-5012.

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