• Jacksonport to hold program

    NEWPORT — The program “Mary’s Memory Trunk” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Jacksonport Courthouse. A character dressed as a frontier woman will talk about traveling to Arkansas from North Carolina in 1855. She will display and discuss the items that …

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  • Winter photo tips offered

    Anytime there’s a forecast of snow for the area, a certain group of people (other than school kids) get excited, and they’re photographers. Wind-swept snow covering fence posts, heavily laden evergreen trees, old barns/wagons or a cardinal sitting on a snowy berry branch can become …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Impress Your Guests with Great Breakfast Recipes My house seems to be the place to be this holiday season! I have people staying with me each weekend through the New Year. I’m sure your home feels like Grand Central Terminal too. When I have overnight …

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  • Christmas Recipes

    Perfect Prime Rib 1 prime rib roast (size doesn’t matter) 1/2 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup rosemary 1/4 cup horseradish powder 1/4 cup garlic powder 1/8 cup cracked black pepper Combine seasonings, and rub into roast. Let sit while oven preheats to 375. Place roast …

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  • Rolling Stones’ sax player dies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saxophonist Bobby Keys, a lifelong rock ‘n’ roller who toured with Buddy Holly, played on recordings by John Lennon and laid down one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar,” has died. He was 70. Michael Webb, …

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  • JPs whittle ’15 budget

    After several meetings, the Independence County Quorum Court budget committee had managed to whittle the projected $600,000 shortfall for the 2015 budget down on Monday, by transferring funds from departments and borrowing from the juvenile detention center. The budget will now move on to the …

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  • Man on four-wheeler reported missing

    The public’s help is being sought in finding a Sunset Ridge man who has been missing since late Tuesday afternoon. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 27-year-old Brian Mohlke, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with black hair and brown …

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  • Cave City man charged with gun possession

    Faulty lights on his truck led to the arrest of 35-year-old Shawn M. Price of Cave City for being a felon in possession of a firearm on the night of Nov. 25. Independence County Deputy Chris Toland was on patrol when he met a truck …

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  • Museum honors docents for service

    The tables might have been adorned with small Charlie Brown Christmas trees, but Monday’s docent appreciation luncheon showed the true meaning of volunteerism has not gone unnoticed by those who give their time and energy. Old Independence Regional Museum held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon …

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  • United Way seeks ‘angels’

    With more than 550 children on the Angel Tree this year, the United Way of Independence County is needing community support, according to a news release. “The generosity of our community has always been heartwarming in response to those wishes,” the release states. “We’re counting …

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  • Prescription medication reported stolen

    A man who found his prescription medication missing learned the suspect was in the emergency room in an adjoining county and in possession of his meds. James Paul Eich, 57, of Bradford reported the burglary to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, saying he had learned …

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  • Taking road signs leads to arrest

    What should you do if you find road signs on the side of the road? Robert W. McMunn of Hot Springs will probably tell you not to touch them and drive away. Unfortunately, the 48-year-old McMunn didn’t do that Saturday night and ended up being …

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