• Quorum court to consider taxes

    The Independence County Quorum Court will discuss three positions in three different departments when it meets at 6 Monday night in the juvenile courtroom over the library. Juvenile Detention Center Administrator Peggy Kendrick, Circuit Clerk Debbie Finley and Tax Collector Janet Perkey are making the …

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  • WRMC nurse honored

    White River Medical Center registered nurse Christa Duggar is the July/August recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Duggar currently works in Senior Haven and has been at WRMC for six years. “I love what I do,” she said. …

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  • Office project tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — An update on the office building construction project tops the agenda when the Southside Public Water Authority board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The board will also hear a 2011 audit report, …

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  • Personnel session scheduled

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider any classified employee resignations or hiring and certified employee hiring, said Superintendent Steven Green. The directors will also consider bids for furniture the middle …

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  • Melbourne increases meal prices

    MELBOURNE — An increase in lunch and breakfast prices were approved and employees were hired when the Melbourne School Board met for its recent monthly meeting. Lunch prices for paying students were increased from $2 to $2.25 and breakfast prices from $1 to $1.25. Mount …

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  • Man on drugs arrested at Walmart

    Using a wall for support and addressing passing men as “Daddy” got a Sulphur Rock man busted for drugs at Walmart early Tuesday morning. As he was ending his work shift shortly before 7 a.m. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he responded to assist …

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  • Lyon’s Welcome Weekend nears

    Incoming students move into the residence halls at Lyon College during Welcome Weekend Aug. 18-20. The college is expecting approximately 164 freshmen and 54 transfer students. Welcome Weekend is designed to introduce incoming students and their families to the college and to get to know …

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  • Public nudity investigated

    Three separate acts of display of public nudity by area men are being investigated by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said Tuesday his department received reports of a man at a local restaurant exposing himself to a car hop …

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  • Sulphur Rock’s postmaster ends 39-year career

    SULPHUR ROCK — Randall Coe started his career with the post office four decades ago, long before the phrase “going postal” became part of the everyday vernacular and before anyone had even thought of mailing anthrax — back when people wrote actual letters and not …

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  • Correction

    In an article in Wednesday’s edition, the late Hardy Willis was incorrectly listed as owner of Willis Funeral Service during an investigation of marijuana distribution. He was manager at the time. Hardy Willis was later cleared of all charges.

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  • Izard County singing scheduled

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County monthly singing will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Brockwell. Old and new hymns will be featured. The Jeff Cooper family has donated new Heavenly Highway hymn books, so there are plenty of books for everyone. For …

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  • Scholarship deadline nears

    The deadline to submit applications for the Independence County Single Parent scholarship is nearing, according to a news release. Applicants must have their paperwork filled out and returned to the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office at Batesville by Aug. 30 to be considered for the …

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