• Crumley wins Daisy Award

    Lisa Crumley, White River Medical Center orthopaedic liaison, is the September/October recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Crumley currently works on WRMC’s fourth floor, Orthopaedics. She has been at WRMC for six years. “This is an amazing honor,” …

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  • Free flu shots to be given

    The Independence County Health Unit will host its countywide flu vaccination clinic on Friday. Vaccines will be administered at the following sites: • Batesville Fire Station #3, 590 White Drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; • Oil Trough City Hall, 50 Main St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; • Pleasant Plains United …

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  • Traffic stop reveals drugs in car

    Stopped for speeding, 19-year-old Nicholas Watts of Quail Valley was arrested on drug-related charges just before noon Oct. 18 by Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan. Gillihan said he was running radar, on Highland Street off East Main Street, when he observed a white Cadillac (driven …

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  • 2 killed, 2 hurt in head-on

    NEWPORT (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two women were killed and two children were injured after a sport utility vehicle collided with a dump truck. Authorities say the fatal crash happened Tuesday on state Highway 226 in Jackson County. Authorities say the crash remains …

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  • Death deemed accidental

    The death Tuesday afternoon of Jerry L. Nanney, 83, of 4670 Heber Springs Road in Locust Grove has been ruled as accidental, according to local authorities. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he responded to the Nanney residence around 3:15 p.m. and spoke with Vital …

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  • Former Batesville High student wins first level in design contest

    Former Batesville resident Emily Baker’s creation, Spin-Valence, has won the first level of a digital fabrication design competition sponsored by Tex-Fab. Her project went on to compete with the three other top entries at the annual Acadia Conference, which was held Oct. 18-21 at the …

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  • Just Chillin’ to promote literacy

    Just Chillin’ Frozen Yogurt shop is hosting a “give back” day for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday. New fall flavors include cinnamon roll, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate custard and vanilla custard. Twenty-five percent of the day’s proceeds will …

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  • Sharp 4-H thanks officials

    ASH FLAT — On  Oct. 9, Sharp County 4-H members held a “Thank You” reception for the county’s elected officials, with the members serving “4-H cupcakes” and green punch to those in attendance, said County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “This event gave 4-H members a …

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  • Izard Co. historical society holds fall quarterly meeting

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society held its fall quarterly meeting on Oct. 14 in the Izard County Senior Center south of Brockwell. Deloris Bookout and Elizabeth Daigle conducted the opening ceremony, and the inspiration activity was presented by Bookout. President W.J. …

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  • Artist workshops set

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild is presenting two upcoming workshops, said Fran Sabia, who is helping with publicity. Registrations are being taken now. Each workshop will be held at 3919c Hwy 62/412 in Hardy (next to the Computer Source Store). A Portraits In …

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  • Old Baptist holds revival

    NEEDMORE — A revival will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Old Baptist Church at Needmore, located five miles west of Evening Shade on Needmore Road. Boyce Johnson will be the speaker. The event is open to the public.

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  • Area Radio Club to meet

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. The club can arrange …

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