• Tips given on how to handle phylloxera on pecans, hickories

    If you have strange looking growths on the leaves and small twigs of your pecan and hickory trees, don’t worry, the trees are not going to die. These growths are called galls are caused by phylloxera, an insect.  As this small insect feeds on leaves …

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  • Farm Bureau awards seniors

    Blaine French   The Independence County Farm Bureau has awarded college scholarships to three seniors for the 2012-13 school year. Blaine French, son of Zac and Vonda Crowl, won the Independ-ence County Farm Bureau James Isaacs Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000. He will …

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  • Arkansas Eastman scholars announced

    Lauren Gunderman, Samantha Comer, Nelson Heringer, and Andrew Todd were recently named 2012 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math- or science-related careers. Lauren Gunderman     Gunderman, …

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  • Flippo to mark 97th birthday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Carl Flippo of Pleasant Plains will celebrate his 97th birthday Friday with family. He is a lifelong resident of Pleasant Plains. He retired from Arkansas Forestry and Arkansas Highway Department. Cards will be appreciated.

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  • Trash schedule delayed

    The city of Batesville sanitation department will be off Tuesday for the Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday, along with Wednesday’s trash.

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  • Home security alarm scares off would-be burglars

    A burglar alarm is being credited with scaring off whoever broke into the Gary Tucker home near Ruddell Hill Monday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she was dispatched to Tucker’s residence around 12:40 p.m. after an alarm company reported a break in. When …

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  • Medical center lab undergoes renovation

    Laboratory employees at White River Medical Center work behind the scenes to perform tests and deliver results. To accommodate growing volumes, WRMC recently completed a renovation project on the lab to continue providing quality care. The renovation included an expansion and the installation of new, …

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  • Metal, tools, copper, other items reported stolen

    A large quantity of metal, copper, tools, big truck parts and other items has reportedly been targeted by scrappers on property owned by a Charlotte man while he was working outside of town. Benny Wade said that sometime between April 1 and Monday someone had …

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  • Honor rolls – Izard County Middle, Izard County High, Southside Elementary

    Izard County Middle BROCKWELL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Izard County Middle School, according to a news release: Seventh: All A’s — Natalie Everett, Dallas Farmer, Kennedy Wallis, Cody Workman, Kailey …

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  • Burglars cut store power

    After apparently scaling a fence to a secure area behind the Wildcat Station, on Highway 69 at Sulphur Rock, burglars then turned off all power to the building before breaking out a window with rocks to gain entry. Independence County Deputy Nate Stephens said the …

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  • ‘Dream come true’ – Longtime songwriter records first CD

    While Dave Eddleman was farming the land, driving 18-wheelers across it, surveying it, constructing buildings on it, feeding its citizens, riding a motorcycle over it and flying his own airplane over it, he was writing songs in his mind. And every time he got a …

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  • McFadden to be in Batesville

    Darren McFadden Oakland Raider and former Arkansas Razorback Darren McFadden will be at Hawgs Exxon in Batesville from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. He will be showcasing his Sooey Sauce, which will be for sale for $10. With the purchase of Sooey Sauce, people …

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