• Meteorites to be topic of discussion

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Steve McMann, associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, will present a program about meteorites at the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center, located at 20 Omaha …

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  • Fall festivals planned

    Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4501 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501 will hold a fall festival beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at the post, located at 1680 Chaney Drive in Batesville. Baked goods, jewelry and consignments will be for …

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  • Revivals scheduled

    Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist CAVE CITY — Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a three-day revival starting Wednesday, according to a news release. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day. “The Rev. Carroll Kinley, pastor of Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church at Cave …

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  • Defeat Diabetes group to meet

    ASH FLAT — “Immunizations and Sick Day Management” will be the topic for the October meeting of the newly-organized Defeat Diabetes support group. Guest speakers are Ronda Woods, registered nurse and diabetic educator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Area Health Education Center, and …

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  • Sulphur Rock Fire Dept. annual meeting set

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its regular annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public. The fire department will also have a hamburger and hot dog snack booth from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the …

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  • Thrift store gets phone line

    The Bargain Hound Boutique thrift store now has a phone number: (870) 793-8118. The store raises money for the Humane Society of Independence County and is located at 228 Ramsey St. (the street beside Batesville Barber Shop). Donations are accepted during business hours, which are …

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  • Library offers online news

    The Independence County Library is now providing an online news site for literacy students, English language learners and individuals who wish to improve their reading skills, according to a news release. The news service, www.NewsForYouOnline.com, is an interactive site that uses real news articles, audio, …

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  • Cooking up success – Batesville native serves hope for ‘at risk’ men

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Victoria Queen had spent years working her way to the top only to find out her true calling was to help those at the bottom. The former Batesville native was known to many in the area as Vickie Wyatt and was a …

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  • Batesville man remains at large

    Lincoln Fulbright MELBOURNE — When Izard County Deputy Phil Story stopped a car at 2 a.m. Saturday, the passenger inside ran off and was able to elude a search that involved a police helicopter, dog team and officers on foot. Mervin Sanders of Batesville was …

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  • Store operators facing multiple drug charges

    Myong Rehman MELBOURNE — The owners of an Izard County convenience store were arrested last week for selling synthetic marijuana, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Ifran Rehman and his wife, Myong Rehman, both 47, were charged with two counts of maintaining a drug premise, a …

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  • Letter carrier retires after 38 years

    At 38 years of working for the post office in Batesville, Troy Baxter said he’s going home to play with his grandson. “I’ve never retired before so I don’t know,” Baxter said when asked what his plans were at a retirement party given to him …

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  • WRMC to open tower

    Editor’s note: This story is the final of a series detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   It has now been four months since White River Medical Center …

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