• Armyworms strike in county

    True armyworms have become a problem in Independence County pastures and hay fields during the last week or so, reported Nathan Reinhart, Extension agent for Agriculture and 4-H. “Control is usually needed when three or more worms per square foot are found,” Reinhart said. “It’s …

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  • Police discover bodies of man, several dogs

    A phone call to authorities led police to the bodies of several dogs and their owner in a locked house on Miller Creek Road Monday morning. The body of Robert Reaves (also known as Roberta Elaine Reaves), 68, along with the bodies of four dogs …

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  • Imboden man found asleep in house that he broke into

    Bryan Morgan WALNUT RIDGE — Breaking into a residence on Hendrix Street in Imboden and living in it was not a good idea by the man arrested there Monday. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson said the man, 22-year-old Bryan Morgan, faces multiple charges including residential …

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  • Sharp mobile rabies clinic set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County springtime Mobile Rabies Vaccination Clinic will take place Saturday with several locations throughout the county, said Extension Agent Joe Moore. The cost for rabies vaccine is $10 per pet, and parvo and distemper vaccine will be available upon request …

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  • CASA has new coordinators

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of the Independence District has hired two new coordinators for Fulton, Izard, Independence and Stone counties. With offices at Highway 62 Salem, AR and 345 ½ E. Main St., Batesville, Wallisa Brown is a full-time advocate coordinator for …

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  • UACCB mascot to be discussed

    Members of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Government Association will be hoping the UACCB Board of Visitors approve a college mascot when the board meets 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall. Linh Tran, SGA president will be giving a report at …

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  • Health clinic to be considered

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items are scheduled to include discussion and review of health clinic proposals, personnel reports, contract renewals and recognitions of the Striders Running Club and weightlifting team. Meetings …

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  • Records to be destroyed

    Special education records for students who were in the Batesville School District’s program during the 2006-07 year will be destroyed April 25. These records can be picked up or reviewed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the special programs office, 955 Water …

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  • Izard County death ruled suicide

    MELBOURNE — The body removed from a burned structure on LaCrosse Road early morning April 7 is confirmed to be that of 58-year-old Charles Green, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “Following a thorough investigation involving the Izard County Sheriff’s …

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  • Unattended children results in arrest of woman in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — Four unattended children were taken into custody of the Department of Humane Services after Izard County deputies were asked to conduct a welfare check on children at 185 College Drive in Melbourne Saturday afternoon, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The children, ages 4, …

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  • Hall appointed to CHILDREN Advisory Council

    Ted Hall was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for CHILDREN of Northcentral Arkansas for a two-year term. CHILDREN, which stands for Childcare Hub for Information, Learning, Development, Resource, Education and Networking, is a regional child care resource and referral service that helps parents locate …

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  • UACCB plans Renaissance Days

    The ninth annual Renaissance Days at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will be held April 27 and 28. According to the event’s organizer, Marla Bennett, Renaissance Days continues to be a popular area festival. “Each year, festival participants gather at UACCB to enjoy …

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