• 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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  • Ring’s Chapel hosts musical

    CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a Christmas musical, “A Southern Gospel Christmas, Part 1: The Beginning,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The musical will be directed by John R. Way accompanied by Becky Way. The program consists of Scripture reading and …

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  • Jacksonport presents stocking/ornament workshops

    JACKSONPORT — Two holiday workshops are planned at Jacksonport State Park Courthouse. The Christmas Ornaments Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will learn how to make three types of ornaments. The Christmas Stocking Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon …

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  • Stobaugh attends ASCPA fraud conference

    David W. Stobaugh of Batesville attended the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants sixth annual Fraud Conference Nov. 26 and 27 at the ASCPA Conference Center in Little Rock. Stobaugh is a member of the ASCPA. The event offered the 60 participants the opportunity to …

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  • Angel Tree names available

    NEWARK — Merchants & Planters Bank in Newark has names of needy children on its Angel Tree. The public is invited to drop by and pick up a name and purchase a gift for a child in the community. The bank is located at 595 …

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  • Retired teachers plan meeting

    The Retired Teachers of Independence County organization will meet for a Christmas brunch at Elizabeth’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. Monday. Music students from Sulphur Rock will entertain. Members are invited to bring items to donate to the Family Violence Prevention Center. The meeting is open …

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  • School concert slated

    CHARLOTTE — The Cedar Ridge High School choirs will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cord-Charlotte Elementary cafetorium at Charlotte. The concert is free and open to the public. The junior high choir will feature both sacred and secular Christmas carols while the senior …

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