• Woman arrested after screaming outside bank in early morning

    An early morning screaming session outside a local bank drew the attention of police, resulting in a Davis Lane woman’s going to jail on drug charges. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was dispatched to Bank of America on Broad Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday regarding …

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  • Thieves target fisherman, ball park

    Several thefts and burglaries were reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office in the past few days, but no suspects were named in any of these incidents. Deputy Robert Moser took a report Sunday morning from Russell Teague of 9040 N. Central Ave. after he …

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  • Saturday night sandbar fun ends in rollover, one arrest

    What started out as four-wheeling fun on the sandbar Saturday night didn’t end so well for Garrett Evens after he wrecked his Nissan Pathfinder, got Tased and went to jail for drunk driving. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said he was dispatched to the sandbar …

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  • Garden tour scheduled

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View garden club will host its Music in Bloom garden tour May 26, according to a news release. This year’s tour will concentrate on a tour of a 400-acre private estate, with interpretive demonstrations, guest speakers, live music and an …

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  • WRMC to sponsor 3rd annual bike ride

    White River Medical Center Cycling will sponsor the third annual All Rise Century bicycle ride at 8 a.m. Saturday beginning at the Independence County Department of Human Services Office, located on Highway 69 East, two miles east of Walmart. The event is a no-frills, supported …

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  • Writers Guild has new meeting time and location

    The White River Writers Guild has a new meeting time and location this month through July. The group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon every third Tuesday at the Ramsey Mountain Citizens Bank Annex, which is located on the top of the mountain on …

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  • 4-H Horse Club holds fun show

    The Independence County 4-H Horse Club met at the Foothills Cowboy Church at 1 p.m. April 29. An informal meeting was held as members signed up for the Equine Camp, which 17 adults and 13 members will be attending. Members finalized the camp date, May …

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  • Fusion begins registration

    Registration has begun at Fusion Dance Academy for summer musical for ages 5 years to adult and dance camps and cheer camps for ages 3 to 14. To sign up, call Shani Kramer at (870) 698-1200 or stop by the studio after noon Monday through …

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  • Humane Society’s thrift store seeks donations of merchandise

    The Humane Society of Independence County has announced that it will soon open the Bargain Hound Boutique Thrift Store. Donations of furniture, decor items, household goods, baby items, new and gently used clothes, books, DVDs and other items are needed to fill the shelves. Items …

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  • Carnival for the Cure planned

    CALICO ROCK — Dolph Baptist Church will host a Carnival for the Cure from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Rand Park in Calico Rock. Several carnival games will be available for children. The cost is $5 for unlimited game play. Several prizes will be …

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  • Food drive slated for Saturday

    The 20th annual National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” will be Saturday. Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the country will collect non-perishable food donations left at mail boxes and in post offices for delivery to local community food banks, …

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  • Lyon College promotes two employees

    Dr. Virginia Wray Gina Garrett Dr. Virginia F. Wray, who has served as dean of the faculty since 2010, has been promoted to vice president for academic services. She will continue as dean of the faculty, the chief academic officer of the college. Gina Block …

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