• County convention scheduled

    The Independence County Republican Committee will hold its county convention at 7 p.m. Monday at Pavilion No. 2 at  Riverside Park in Batesville.

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  • Milligan to celebrate 90th birthday

      CAVE CITY — Agnes Milligan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall, located north of Cave City. All friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts, but cards are …

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  • Couple to mark 70 years together

    DESHA — Thurman and Bertha Mae Richardson of Desha will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Monday. Bertha Mae Dunehew and Thurman Richardson were married June 18, 1942, at the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. J.W. Pollard of Newark officiated. Mr. Richardson is retired …

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  • Burglar steals pistol, fishing tackle

    That a burglar would pick up one pistol, while ignoring other firearms and valuable items is an oddity, according to local police. Deputy Shay Moore took a report from Jack Wyatt Thursday afternoon regarding his Newport Road home being broken into Wednesday night and the …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building, said office manager Nick Baxter.

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  • Board to discuss insurance

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday the Batesville High School cafeteria. Agenda items include consideration of the adoption of a proposed budget, bids for student insurance for students in grades 7-12 for the 2012-13 school year and policy recommendations. Meetings are …

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  • Man held at gunpoint

    Allowing a stranger to use their rest room turned ugly when a man with a gun reportedly invaded a Batesville couple’s home on Meadowlark Lane Wednesday night. Brenda Roberson told Independence County Deputy Anthony Rogers that around 11 a woman with black hair knocked on …

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  • Local buddies get quacked up

    Saying it couldn’t be done was just too much of a challenge for duck hunting buddies Joey Parks and Jarrod Krepps. The two men have been friends, business partners and hunting buddies for years and are accustomed to using their imagination and talents. “Joey and …

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  • Soccer fields will replace family farm

    Land that was once owned by Arkansas’ 10th governor and has been grazed by livestock for decades will soon be home to a new sports complex for the city of Batesville. The 50 acres will feature soccer fields, baseball fields, horse arena, a concession stand …

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  • ‘Lil Bit Cajun’ comes to Evening Shade

    EVENING SHADE — Richard and Geri Herbert may have left Louisiana but they brought the taste of it with them to Arkansas. Lil Bit Cajun at 97 Main St. in Evening Shade offers authentic Cajun food and seasonings and a grand opening is scheduled for …

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  • Parks committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a parks and recreation committee meeting at 5 tonight in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Coalition gets ‘outstanding’ service award

    The Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition has been awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award, according to a news release. The Public Health Nursing Association of Arkansas honors a group annually that positively affects a population. “ICHWC has been very effective in influencing the community to …

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