• Strawberry HS sets 1982 reunion

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry High School class of 1982 will celebrate its 30-year class reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. JSaturday at the Strawberry Community Center. The event is open to all former classmates, undergraduates, teachers and friends. For more information call Vickie Jones …

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  • Roundup planned of feral cats near Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says it will trap a colony of feral cats at an access point to the Little Red River near Heber Springs. The commission said Wednesday that the cats prowling the Barnett Access are posing a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Turtle Talk, 1:30 p.m. and Curious Raccoons, 3, Nature Center, Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan. Call (870) 878-6595. • Fish of the White River, 6:30 p.m., picnic area, Jacksonport State Park. Call (870) 523-2143. • Family dance, Desha VFW, 7-9:30 p.m. No alcohol, …

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  • High-speed chase ends in drug arrest

    Arrested following a high-speed chase with deputies and a state trooper, a Desha man is now facing drug and traffic charges, as well as an outstanding warrant. Around 3 p.m. Monday Independence County Sheriff’s Cpl. Fred Friar was requested to assist sheriff’s narcotics officer John …

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  • Izard farm family strives to be good steward

    WISEMAN — Chad Bookout began working on the farm as soon as he was strong enough to carry a feed bucket. At 13 he got his first Charolais heifer as a Christmas present and from its offspring began raising his own herd of cattle. Twenty-two …

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  • Millers donate land for Bethesda landing

    BETHESDA — A dream of many fishermen will now be a reality thanks to a family who wanted to give back. A new boat-launching ramp is being built on the White River above Bethesda in the O’Neal Bottoms from land donated by the Paul Gray …

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  • Council approves bonds, talks police agreement

    Bonding attorneys with Crews & Associates, Ryan Bowman and Paul Phillips, came before the Batesville City Council Tuesday night to report on the city’s bond issue regarding collection and dispersion of recently approved sales tax money to be used for expansion of athletic facilities in …

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  • ‘Hometown hero’ named

    As Richard Santini, HVAC technician at FutureFuel Chemical Company and member of the Air National Guard, reflects back on his deployment to Iraq, he remembers the support he received from everyone at FutureFuel Chemical Company. “There were so many people at the plant that were …

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  • Police release info on infant fatality, charges filed

    A corrected accident report released Tuesday by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office says the accident that caused the death of an unborn child over the weekend occurred when the car the mother was a passenger in was hit by another vehicle. Deputy Andrew Rogers said …

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  • Burn ban includes fireworks

    ASH FLAT — Because of extremely dry conditions, the ban on open burning in Sharp County has been extended to prohibit all individual use of fireworks, County Judge Larry Brown said this morning. In addition, all public fireworks displays must have the approval of the …

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  • Lyon to host history workshop

    Lyon College will host a History Day workshop Thursday through Saturday. Dr. Scott Lien, Lyon College assistant professor of history, said 15 students from around the state along with six to eight of their teachers will be attending the event. The group will work on …

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  • Member of Chiricahua tribe to speak about stone artifacts

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Stone Artifacts of the Indigenous Americans will be the topic for the July 5 meeting of the Spring River Gem and Mineral Club, said President Ruth Maxedon. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Sean Foster, who …

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