• Store burglary found by paper delivery man

    A burglary of the Bethesda Grocery was discovered around 2 a.m. Friday by a newspaper delivery man, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. “Dispatch advised that caller, Jimmy Smith, had pulled up to the store and noticed a side window was knocked out and …

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  • Robber gets cash

    GUION — Thursday night Rich Grimes opened his door expecting it to be someone he knew. Instead, a man holding a gun pushed his way inside and demanded all his money. The elderly man who lives near Guion recounted the frightening story Friday morning when …

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  • It’s still high school — ‘just a little farther away’ Academy provides alternative for students

    CUSHMAN — Before White River Academy Susan Andrews’ grades were near failing. “Really high D’s” were common at Batesville Junior High School. Now A’s and B’s are not uncommon at the district’s alternative learning school. “I like it here,” the eighth-grader said while frosting cupcakes …

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  • Ind. Co. Master Gardeners Fall bulb sale set for Saturday

    An Independence County Master Gardeners bulb sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon at the White River Community Garden at 1820 Myers St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The sale will include a wide variety of tulips, alliums, iris, daffodil/narcissus, lilies, astilbes …

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  • Contrast between Ozarks, Delta slavery to be discussed

    ASH FLAT — Guest speaker Lisa Perry, archival manager of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, will discuss the contrasts of Ozarks and Delta slavery and Reconstruction during the Sharp County Historical Society’s fall quarterly meeting, said Ina Gill, publicist. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. …

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  • Police interrupt burglary in progress

    Laura Grass MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies interrupted a burglary in progress over the weekend, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Deputies Kevin Helm and Acy Beebe were dispatched to Court Side Apartments in Melbourne in reference to a possible breaking and entering …

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  • Delta Symphony Orchestra family concert slated

    The Delta Symphony Orchestra Family Concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Lyon College. Dr. Neale Bartee is director. Highlights of the program include: The Olympic Spirit and Harry Potter Symphonic Suite by John Williams, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, William Tell Overture, and …

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  • Stubbs benefit spaghetti dinner set for Friday night

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gospel Opry, located at 308 School Ave. in Mountain View. A concert will begin at 7. Proceeds will go to help with medical expenses for Steve Stubbs.For …

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  • Ladies Auxiliary to hold fall festival at VFW Post 4501

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

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  • Disability Awareness Day is Wednesday

    The first Disability Awareness Day will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event will be sponsored by the Arkansas Independent Living Council and the Office of Disability Services. The focus of …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air National Guard Airman Ellen R. Pratt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness …

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  • United Daughters of the Confederacy conference held

    The 117th annual conference, Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held recently at the Ramada Inn in Mountain Home. District I (northeast Arkansas) was hostess for the event. District Director Donna Blanton coordinated all events and arrangements. The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135 …

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