• Thieves target Newark, Oil Trough

    Electronic equipment, jewelry and coins were targeted in the burglary of Danny Nunemaker’s home on Pecan Street in Newark Tuesday. When reporting to Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Leonard, Nunemaker said he came home around 3:30 p.m. to find a window broken and glass all over the …

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  • Lyon sets service day

    Lyon College has scheduled its annual service day for Tuesday. Each year, Lyon releases students from their classes and faculty and staff from their regular work duties to visit sites throughout the Batesville community to “do everything from reading to elementary school children to washing …

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  • Inmate charged in forgery

    Already in jail on unrelated charges, Mandy Roberts, 37, of Batesville is now facing charges of four counts of second-degree forgery and one count of theft by receiving, according to a court affidavit filed by Investigator Michael Thatch with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. In …

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  • Two arrested on drug charges

    Melanie Mandera WALNUT RIDGE — Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Imboden residents, 35-year-old James Mandera and 44-year-old Melanie Mandera on Tuesday for delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession …

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  • Energy savings, 4-legged friend: Annual report covers many topics

    From the introduction of Dottie, a poodle undergoing training to serve as an instruction dog at Sulphur Rock Elementary, discussion of alternative learning and success programs as well as recognition of the first recipient of the Batesville School District and Citizens Bank Above and Beyond …

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  • Silver Ring Thing tour comes to Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Silver Ring Thing, the international youth ministry promoting the idea that a person should only have a sexual relationship with one person during their lifetime, their husband or wife, will share this message during a national concert-style tour which will include a …

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  • Beans/ham meal to be served for dinner in Evening Shade

    EVENING SHADE — A “Sunday Dinner” will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Evening Shade School cafeteria on Main Street  in Evening Shade, said Kimberly Graddy, one of the organizers. The menu features brown beans and ham, a baked potato …

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  • Talena Armstead ‘fun day’ set

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Talena Armstead Scholarship Fun Day Horse Show will be Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Plains Arena, said Nancy Orr, who is helping with the publicity. “The show is sponsored by the Hillbilly Horse Show Association and to date …

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  • NRA Dinner announced

    The 2012 Independence Friends of the National Rifle Association Dinner will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. There will be games, raffles and drawings. For dinner tickets, …

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  • Wyman Lee to perform

    Recording artist Wyman Lee will perform from 8 p.m. Friday until midnight at the Jenkins Henderson American Legion Post 114 at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville, said Sandy Mann, booking agent. His show includes classic country, old-time rock ’n’ roll as well as selections from …

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  • VFW contests under way

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests, Ashleigh Brashers, quartermaster of local VFW Post 4501, said. The Voice of Democracy program is open to students in grades 9-12 in Independence County and Cave City area who …

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  • ‘Cowboy’ dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — The Silver Moon Banquet Hall at Newport on Highway 367 North will hold a “Cowboy Night” potluck and dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 and entertainment will be Jeannie and the Guys featuring Rockin’ Luke Stroud on piano as well as …

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