• Rain brings increase in armyworms

    The rain has brought us more grass and that is good for farmers. But the fall armyworms have discovered the grass also. There have been several reports in the area of significant numbers of armyworms, well above treatment levels, so producers need to scout any …

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  • Students attend State O’Rama

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members Austin Himschoot and Kevin Greene recently attended the State 4-H O’Rama on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, said Annie Lester, county 4-H program assistant. County Extension Agent and Staff Chair Joe Moore accompanied the 4-H members. …

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  • Museum breaks attendence records

    CALICO ROCK — Official estimates are that the crowd attending Native American Day at Calico Rock Museum broke all attendance records for museum events. A crowd of at least 1,042 attended the two Native American dance performances, toured the Mountain Man Rendezvous, listened to live …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    These young students are among Lost Cane School pupils in the early 1940s. Pictured are (back row, from left) Teacher Lillian Lorren Downing, Patricia Owens, Phillip Nuckols, (first name unknown) Canamore, (first name unknown) Stokes, unidentified, unidentified, Donna Harris, Maybell Haley and Elsie Deeds; (middle …

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  • Man dies in one-vehicle rollover crash

    Harley Jaco, 72, of Pleasant Plains died in a one-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Highway 230 and Camp Tahkodah Road around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, according to State Trooper Jeremy Page. Jaco was headed south on Camp Tahkodah near the old Little Red Store …

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  • Angel honored

    A Batesville doctor is among three customers of Greenway Medical Technologies recently recognized for their innovative ways of using Greenway solutions to improve care delivery, according to a news release. The Greenway Innovation Awards were presented at the company’s annual PrimeLeader user conference, Sept. 6-9 …

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  • HSIC dog dip/bath is Saturday

    Humane Society of Independence County will hold its last dog dip/bath of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5 Environmental Drive in Batesville. The cost is $10 for a bath or dip or $15 for both.

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  • Lockdown – Powder puts DHS on alert

    When the mail room at the Batesville Access Arkansas Center on White Drive opened a letter containing a coarse, off-white powder shortly after noon Wednesday it set off a chain reaction of response from police, fire and hazardous material handlers. “We received a letter in …

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  • Boy found safe

    ONIA — It was the miracle everyone had prayed for. Three-year-old Landen Cade Trammell was found just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday with just a few scratches and bruises despite being lost in treacherous country with many ponds, wells and wild animals. Landen was last …

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  • WRMC cafeteria gets new look

    Editor’s note: This story is the third of a series of four detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   The White River Medical Center dietary department has moved …

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  • Report to the public set

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Batesville School District will hold its annual report to the public when the Batesville School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary. Personnel will give reports about district programs and activities. The Batesville School Board will heard a …

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  • Man arrested with knife

    An 18-year-old Batesville man told police Wednesday evening he felt he was going to be “jumped” by a group of people in a car and that is why he threatened them with a knife. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he located Dakota J. Thompson …

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