• Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its May meeting at Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Branch Office in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Kay Southerland, vice president, who introduced guests and …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside High, Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Southside High SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Emery Davis, Seanna …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Put a Twist on Traditional Pasta Salad During the summer, on any given weekend, I have a backyard full of people. It seems like everyone congregates at my house and “suddenly” we’re having a cookout. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. …

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  • Last baby boomers turning 50; so-called senior discounts begin

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about getting older, at least they can now buy it at a discount. That’s because the first of the so-called senior discounts …

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  • Open primary bill still a no-go

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow top vote getters in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation, to advance to the general election. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office wrote Wednesday that …

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  • Honoring D-Day – Father, Son Attend Remembrance

    June 6, 1944. The plan called for around 160,000 Allied troops crossing the English Channel and storming the beaches of Normandy. Once the beaches were secure, troops began to push inland.  American troops were among them and part of an invasion force so powerful it …

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  • Drugs, pills found in vehicle during traffic stop

    MELBOURNE — Two people were arrested following a disturbance around midnight Saturday near Highway 5 north of Calico Rock, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Zachary Charles Mayfield and his vehicle companion, Lindsey Renee Massey, were taken into custody after numerous drugs and pills …

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  • Crash ends in biker’s arrest

    After noticing a motorcycle sideways in the intersection of Highway 69 and Oak Grove Lane around 1:30 Tuesday morning, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green attempted to contact the rider to see if he needed assistance. His help wasn’t wanted. Green said he pulled off the …

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  • Lyon expects ‘record-breaking’ enrollment, extends orientation

    Lyon College has added an extra orientation date for incoming freshman to accommodate what’s being considered a record-breaking number of new students expected to attend this fall. The college is anticipating 250 first-time, full-time freshman students for fall 2014 as opposed to its average for …

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  • District farm family named

    LITTLE ROCK — District winners for the 68th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, and among them are Roy and Suzanne Runsick of Melbourne in the North Central District. The Runsicks farm cattle and have forage on 150 acres. They …

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  • AARP members hear about Brazil

    Brazil is known for its coffee, beautiful beaches, elaborate carnivals and of course — soccer. And no one knows that better than Lyon College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Cassia Oliveira, a native of Brazil who shared her knowledge with members of the Batesville AARP …

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  • Izard County talent show applications sought

    LaCROSSE — The Youth Talent Show at the Izard County Fair will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in Cook Amphitheatre at the Izard County Fairgrounds in LaCrosse, near Melbourne. Applications are being accepted for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, ventriloquists and cheerleading groups. The …

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