• Morrises named Sharp County 2014 Farm Family of the Year

    WILLIFORD — It didn’t take Jodi Swift and Kevin Morris long to know they were right for each other. “We just dated for six months before we got married,” Jodi said. Now, they’ve been married for a couple of decades and they and their family …

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  • Woman reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman, according to a news release. Megan Valdez (Cain) was last seen at about 4 p.m. Thursday in Batesville. She is approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs about 110 pounds …

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  • Woman using rolling pin wasn’t making biscuits

    Two counts of assault were filed against a woman with a rolling pin. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shawn Stephens said he was called to Harrison Street Annex Wednesday and spoke with Rex Shoemaker who said his wife, Phyllis, had been chasing him around with a …

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  • Batesville man admits burning probation office

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Batesville man has pleaded guilty to an arson charge after he admitted burning down a state probation office in hopes of destroying his urine sample, which had tested positive for methamphetamine and was being stored in the building. Douglas McArthur …

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  • Female arrested for meth

    When officers arrived at Sunnydale Road, they found a woman in the field talking to herself. Officer Michael Darr said a caller claimed a woman was beating on the front door of the residence and when Sgt. Wayne Green arrived to speak with the caller …

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  • Ethics amendment to double term limits

    When the issue of placing term limits was placed on the 1992 ballot, 60 percent of Arkansas voters were in favor. Come November that could change if voters approve the Arkansas Elected Officials Transparency and Financial Reform Amendment of 2014. The ethics reform amendment will …

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  • MSB to continue trial streetscape talks

    The Main Street Batesville streetscape advisory panel will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9 of the Derby math and science building on the Lyon College campus to discuss downtown’s trial streetscape design. The agenda includes discussion of public surveys and input from merchants …

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  • Free movie screened tonight

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” of the year at 8:30 tonight in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Lego Movie,” which is rated PG. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Children …

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  • Ozarka College names Boris as Academic All-Star

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced Tina Boris of Salem as its recipient for the Academic All-Stars scholarship program, according to a news release.   “My ultimate goal is to become a nurse educator,” said Boris, who is preparing to graduate as a registered nurse …

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  • Midland’s new super calls special meeting

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room. The agenda will consist of a financial workshop and personnel. The meeting will mark Dewayne Wammack’s first day as new superintendent after being hired …

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  • Rose-James family reunion scheduled for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — The Rose-James family reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 611 Shelbyville Road in Cave City. For more information call (870) 307-8761.

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  • Free service connects parents with area child care providers

    Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas helps parents locate child care in northcentral Arkansas. Its referral service is free. The agency is a community child care resource and referral program providing services in 14 northcentral Arkansas counties. The program helps parents locate child care through …

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