• Extension chairman to retire

    Stan Carter has seen a lot — and had some pranks pulled on him — in his 36 years with the University of Arkansas Extension Service, the last 22 years as staff chairman of the Independence County office. Tuesday will be his last day. He’s …

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  • Pills, checks, bronze bell top theft reports

    A Batesville woman on Wednesday reported the theft of prescription pills prescribed to her after having back surgery, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Sharlene Harrison said she noticed all but three of the oxycodone pills missing from a cabinet …

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  • CC students earn medals at SkillsUSA

    HOT SPRINGS — Fourteen students at Cave City High School won gold medals at the recent SkillsUSA state competition at the Hot Springs Convention Center, said Ben Johnson of the Cave City staff. “They brought home 24 medals overall including 14 gold,” said Johnson. Gold …

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  • Church builds on with help of volunteer crew

    CORD — For years, Rusty Goin protected and served the people of Dallas. Now retired from the Dallas Police Department, he’s working for the Lord. Goin, VCB/Cowboy Church liaison, is part of Volunteer Christian Builders, a nonprofit organization that helps churches across the nation construct …

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  • No tags on car leads to arrest

    Riding in a vehicle with no tags was enough to get a Batesville man captured on his outstanding warrants. Just before 1 a.m. this morning, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Rawlins said in his report that he was patrolling in the area of Pine and …

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  • HSIC donation drive announced 

    The Humane Society of Independence County will host a donation drive 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its shelter located at #5 Environmental Drive. A mud wrestling event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. by local sorority Chi Omicron from Lyon College. …

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  • Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

    The next program in Old Independence Regional Museum’s series of senior programs will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will focus on plants and herbs. Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator, will lead a program about the museum’s new heritage garden, followed by a planting activity led …

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  • Election worker training, machine testing set

    The Independence County Election Commission will conduct election poll worker training at 9 a.m. and another session at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women & Imaging, located on the campus of White River Medical Center. On Tuesday the commission …

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  • Free yard sale slated

    A free yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at West Baptist Church Christian Activities Center, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. Clothing and shoes for babies, children and adults will be available. Items will be given away on …

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  • Arkansas at moderate risk of severe weather Sunday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk of severe weather expected in Arkansas on Sunday. The center says a section of southwest Arkansas stretching into central Arkansas is now at a moderate risk of severe weather. Little Rock is on …

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  • Band to perform at Sharp UMC

    Clifford Wright and the Country Steel Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sharp United Methodist Church, located at 1100 Gainesboro Road near Batesville. A potluck will follow. The event is open to the public.

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  • ‘Walk for the Waiting’ planned

    A “Walk for the Waiting” will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. The event is sponsored by Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization that helps train and equip Christian families to foster and adopt children from …

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