• Honoring those who have, do or will serve – Veterans Day marked with wreath-tossing, remarks

    In 1944, Robert Marion Jordan felt the call of duty to join the fight. Despite leaving a wife and three children at home, he volunteered for the Navy. He never made it home. His son Charles Jordan honored his father’s service and sacrifice Tuesday at …

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  • Alleged drunk driver flees scene, captured by K-9

    A man who fled a drunk-driving accident scene was later found in the woods with the use of a K-9. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll said he was called to Brewer Hill Road Saturday and learned the driver had fled the scene. Carroll said …

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  • Carriage rides return to Batesville

    Carriage rides in the park will continue this year beginning Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving. The Hot Springs Carriage Company will once again offer rides through Riverside Park, which will be decked out in hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights on Dec. 1. In …

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  • Calico Rock man who allegedly stabbed nephew now in custody

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man who was arrested last week for stabbing his nephew is being held on several charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Noel Gene Loosey, 53, was arrested Nov. 5 on felony charges of first-degree battery, habitual offender and …

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  • Ozarka lowers student loan default rates

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is working to decrease its three-year Cohort Default Rate, a move that has shown to be successful. Efforts to monitor the default rate have been put in place with the financial aid department. Some of these efforts included developing a default …

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  • Melbourne students research veterans

    MELBOURNE — Veterans, wars and the sacrifices that members of the military make became more than a just a textbook lesson as one group of Melbourne Elementary students recently discovered during a field trip to Melbourne Cemetery. Here, students learned about their heritage and the …

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  • Hance named radiology director at WRHS

    Judy Hance has been named director of radiology at White River Medical Center in Batesville and at the WRMC Medical Complex in Cherokee Village, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System. Hance has been at WRMC for 13 years. As director, Hance is …

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  • Prenatal yoga class offered

    White River Medical Center Maternity Department is hosting its first ever prenatal yoga class at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, Conference Room C. Prenatal Yoga offers many health benefits to expecting mothers, including aiding in a more …

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  • ‘No Exit’ to be featured

    Lyon College will present the play “No Exit” Nov. 13-16. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in Holloway Theatre on campus, according to a news release. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Lyon faculty, …

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  • Woman missing in woods in La.

    MONROE, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana woman has been missing more than a week in south Arkansas woods. Authorities say they do not suspect foul play. The man she was last with has been jailed on an unrelated charge. Searchers in the area of …

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  • Civil War group to hear about Queen City

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Mark K. Christ will present a program entitled “The Queen City Was a Helpless Wreck: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ’64.” …

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  • Storytellers gather at folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Storytellers Gathering will be Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The gathering includes workshops with well-known storytellers Dakota Russell and Molly Postlewait, a live broadcast of stories by “Tales From the South,” a …

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