• WRMC council makes patients, families part of care team

    As part of its Patient-Family Centered Care initiative, White River Medical Center has developed the Patient-Family Advisory Council (PFAC), an initiative that makes area patients and families a part of the care team. PFAC is a group consisting of staff members, former patients, and families …

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  • Traffic stop leads to burglary, theft arrest

    Arrested on a White County warrant during a traffic stop Aug. 27, Scotty Lee Brooks, 40, of Desha, is now facing multiple charges in Independence County, including burglary and theft, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Dustin Robbins. After being …

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  • Southside man charged with family violence

    Responding to reports of a man on Walter D. Road trying to run over a woman with his truck, police said they found Jeffery McBride’s truck parked in the woods behind the residence where the incident reportedly happened. Deputy Darin Brewer said when he met …

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  • Man arrested on domestic violence, drug charges

    After allegedly locking his wife out of the house, cursing her and throwing a chair against her vehicle, an east Batesville man was arrested on several charges Sunday evening. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said he was dispatched to a residence on Alice Street around …

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  • Warrant issued in truck theft

    Bond has been set at $10,000 for a man wanted in the theft of a vehicle in August. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Qualls said Deputy Zach Rawlins was dispatched to a residence the morning of Aug. 2 after a woman reported her 2004 Ford …

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  • Man recommended for sentence reduction

    A former Independence County man sentenced for sexual offenses will be recommended for a commutation, according to the Arkansas Parole Board. Nicholas Paul Rayford, 28, with an address of 1009 Trailwood Drive, Heber Springs, was convicted in October 2004 for sexual assault in the second …

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  • Cave City man charged as habitual offender

    Following his latest alleged escapade involving burglary, forgery and felony fleeing from police, 26-year-old Christopher L. Farris of Cave City has earned the status of being a habitual offender, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy. In a court affidavit, Mundy said that …

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  • Woman arrested after hiding in bushes, causing disturbance

    A Pecan Circle woman who was arrested Friday after hiding in the bushes and annoying her neighbors with other strange behavior was eventually taken to jail and put on a suicide watch, said Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager. Caroll Ann Arevalo, 47, made the first …

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  • Defendants receive sentences

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently handed down several sentences in Independence Circuit Court: • Amanda Justice was sentenced to five years probation for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and defaced firearm. • Ryan W. Cooper was sentenced to six years in the Arkansas …

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  • Photos being sought

    The city of Batesville is hoping to do a wall of honor for Batesville’s past mayors and is currently seeking photos and information about the administrators. Anyone with photos may email them to mayor@cityofbatesville.com, call (870) 698-2400 or visit city hall at 500 E. Main …

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  • Club News

    Batesville Area Radio Club Batesville Area Radio Club met Aug. 23 with 25 present. Plans for the Hamfest on Oct. 6 were discussed. Noel Seeley presented a program about the Internet Radio Linking Project. Local hams have free access to a node on the 147.225 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 26, 1993.

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