• Langston recognized

    Carla Langston Registered nurse Carla Langston is the May/June recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at White River Medical Center, according to a news release. Langston is the nurse manager of surgical services at WRMC, where she has been an employee for six …

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  • Shelter Insurance honors agent

    Columbia, Mo. — Jeral Hastings, Shelter Insurance Companies agent at Batesville, has been honored as one of Shelter’s highest achieving sales representatives, according to a news release. Hastings qualified for Shelter’s Conference of Champions, based on overall agency operation in 2011. The designation recognizes members …

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  • Bank promotes 1, hires 2

    Citizens Bank has announced two new hirings and a promotion, according to a news release. Penny Thornton was hired as executive assistant and assistant secretary, and Anne Hendrickson has been named vice president of trust. “Penny brings more than 25 years of administrative skill and …

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  • Finding the dead

    Some call it a phenomenon or a gift. Some call it witchcraft while others call it nonsense but witching — sometimes called dowsing — for graves has an uncanny ability to determine male from female in known graves. Exactly when grave witching began is unknown, …

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  • Humane society fetches donations for thrift store

    Shoppers interested in sniffing out a bargain will be excited to learn that the Humane Society of Independence County will soon be opening a Batesville thrift store, according to a news release. The Bargain Hound Boutique will open Friday at 228 Ramsey St., in the …

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  • Loaded guns found during traffic stop; 2 arrested

    An Independence County officer did a traffic stop on a couple who apparently had two loaded guns and drug paraphernalia in their car Wednesday. The incident began around 5 p.m. when officer Michael Darr said he was dispatched to Berry Road, Concord, in reference to …

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  • Batesville youth among students studying at Gulf

    Like many spring breakers, a group of ASMSA students headed south to the beach for their vacation. But, their itinerary didn’t include tanning, swimming and partying. They were going to spend their time studying marine life and habitats on the Gulf Coast. And, for some, …

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  • Hot wing prelim is Saturday

    The first preliminary for the Hot Wing Eating Contest will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Park amphitheater in Batesville during the Lucero Family Picnic. A second will be held at the same location at 8 p.m. June 9 during Batesville, Bikes & …

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  • Calico Rock votes down recordings of meetings

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — The Calico Rock city council has voted down a measure that would have allowed video recordings at its council meetings. The decision comes after an Arkansas attorney general’s opinion found that such recordings are permissible under the state Freedom of Information …

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  • Voting turnout light so far; election commission to meet

    Turnout for early voting in the May 22 primary has been very light. As of noon Wednesday, only 257 people had voted. Early voting will continue through Monday at Old Independence Regional Museum. On election day, polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 …

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  • MITM features clogging

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the historic Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located in the Diamond B Mall at Horseshoe Bend. A variety of guests will perform, including Penny Wolfe of Evening Shade, who blends blues …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2012.

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