• Lyon staff member recalls stint working in Hollywood

    Eleanore “Nell” Tebbetts sat curled up under a table reading Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” on the set of “Four Christmases” as she waited for the next moment she was needed to prep the set for another take when an older, dressed-down gentleman came over and asked …

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  • Historic District Commission deals with out-of-compliance buildings

    Two Batesville property owners have been left in the lurch with problems to correct on their respective buildings in the downtown area. The city’s Historic District Commission met Jan. 27 to discuss two buildings that are out of compliance with the HDC’s regulations. One is …

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  • Voting centers could replace polling places

    Voters could soon be going to a new polling place to cast their ballot. The three-member Independence County Election Commission met Friday to discuss implementing voting centers in the place of precincts. The 14 voting centers would allow registered voters to vote anywhere the county …

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  • UACCB to celebrate Black History Month

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has announced a schedule of events to recognize February 2014 as Black History Month. The upcoming Black Heritage Week is the third annual celebration at the UACCB campus organized by the Multicultural Student Organization, formerly the Black …

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  • Benefit planned for Izard deputy

    MELBOURNE — A benefit is under way for the family of Cpl. Rick Hill, a deputy of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department who died a couple of weeks ago. Izard County Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley said that an account has been established to accept donations …

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  • Wanted man captured

    MELBOURNE — One of two men on the run from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office has been captured, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Carl Vannatter, 27, of the Calico Rock area who had been on the run for a couple of weeks was captured in Gassville …

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  • Woman says DEA ‘let’ her smoke pot

    A Batesville woman claiming to be on a mission from the U.S. Navy and needing to get to New Mexico instead got a ride to the Independence County jail on Saturday night. Claiming that the marijuana she had smoked was legal because she had tested …

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  • Bingo to benefit Arkansas Angels Pageant

    MELBOURNE — Bingo games will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Melbourne Elementary School cafeteria. Many prizes are available, and coffee and desserts will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Angels Pageant, which is a non-competitive, free event for special needs …

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  • Youth ranches opens new store

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will open a new resale shop, Etc. on Main, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 250 Main St. (formerly Charlie’s Menswear). Etc. on Main is a resale, vintage and consignment store and is currently accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, …

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  • Community plans dinner

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday with proceeds going to benefit the community. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for …

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  • Ozarka to host dinner

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host a gourmet dinner on Feb. 13 in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus, 64 College Drive. The theme for the dinner is “The Steakhouse” and will feature students’ …

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  • Truck to be parked for trash pickup

    NEWARK — The city of Newark has canceled its trash routes for this week due to inclement weather, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. However, the city’s garbage truck will be parked on Front Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for …

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