• Benefit planned for Izard deputy

    MELBOURNE — A benefit is under way for the family of Cpl. Rick Hill, a deputy of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department who died a couple of weeks ago. Izard County Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley said that an account has been established to accept donations …

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  • Wanted man captured

    MELBOURNE — One of two men on the run from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office has been captured, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Carl Vannatter, 27, of the Calico Rock area who had been on the run for a couple of weeks was captured in Gassville …

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  • Woman says DEA ‘let’ her smoke pot

    A Batesville woman claiming to be on a mission from the U.S. Navy and needing to get to New Mexico instead got a ride to the Independence County jail on Saturday night. Claiming that the marijuana she had smoked was legal because she had tested …

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  • Bingo to benefit Arkansas Angels Pageant

    MELBOURNE — Bingo games will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Melbourne Elementary School cafeteria. Many prizes are available, and coffee and desserts will be served. All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Angels Pageant, which is a non-competitive, free event for special needs …

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  • Youth ranches opens new store

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will open a new resale shop, Etc. on Main, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 250 Main St. (formerly Charlie’s Menswear). Etc. on Main is a resale, vintage and consignment store and is currently accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, …

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  • Community plans dinner

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday with proceeds going to benefit the community. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for …

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  • Ozarka to host dinner

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host a gourmet dinner on Feb. 13 in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus, 64 College Drive. The theme for the dinner is “The Steakhouse” and will feature students’ …

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  • Truck to be parked for trash pickup

    NEWARK — The city of Newark has canceled its trash routes for this week due to inclement weather, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. However, the city’s garbage truck will be parked on Front Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for …

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  • Variety show planned

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary will host a variety show at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday. Students will perform their talents and an art show will feature all the students’ work. Raffles for a …

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  • Chamber attends conference; consultant visiting with MSB

    Batesville’s White River Water Carnival was nominated for Festival of the Year during the recent Arkansas Festivals & Events Association Annual Conference & Trade Show at Little Rock that included more than 100 event planners from around the state. Mandi Curtwright with the Batesville Area …

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  • Magness reschedules meeting

    MAGNESS — Magness City Council has rescheduled its regular monthly meeting, normally held the first Tuesday of the month, for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings. Agenda items include regular business, budget review and a water update.

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  • Man rescued from fire, then arrested

    GOSNELL (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi County rescued a man from a burning home — then arrested him later on an outstanding warrant. Gosnell Fire Department Capt. Darryl Grissom says firefighters responded to a trailer fire Monday night. Grissom says flames were shooting out from …

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