• Couple wins Imagination Events’ dream wedding

    When her boyfriend didn’t pop the question after a year of dating, it was Elizabeth Woodruff’s bubble that burst. Finally, he did, and now Woodruff and her fiance, Stephen Anderson, have been announced as the winners of the Imaginations Events wedding giveaway. Both are Batesville …

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  • Turning 110

    Theodore Roosevelt was president. Cy Young was pitching a perfect game. Orville and Wilbur Wright were making headlines. Andrew Carneige donated $1.5 million for a peace palace. The Pope forbade low-cut dresses in the presence of churchmen. The St. Louis police department looked into fingerprints …

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  • Evidence gathered in brass burglary – Man hogs bacon, shoves in pants

    The apparent removal of a window air- conditioning unit gave burglars access to a Dry Run Circle residence over the weekend in which numerous brass items were taken. Georageann Hicks told Independence County Deputy John Carroll that she discovered items missing from her mother’s burglarized …

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  • Asking someone else’s wife for sex leads to arrest

    MELBOURNE — Timothy Scott Cannon’s first mistake was asking a woman for sex. His second was hitting her husband in the face. Cannon, 22, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Aug. 25 after Deputy Jaden Whitfield was dispatched to a reported fight at a Robin Street …

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  • Gas drive-off arrest made

    MELBOURNE — A Norfork woman was arrested for driving off without paying for her gas, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Christina Ann Copes, 31, was arrested Friday on a theft of motor fuel warrant. She is accused of pumping fuel into her vehicle …

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  • Keller’s announce new location

    SOUTHSIDE — The Bateville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Keller’s Bouncy Houses Inc. at 1 p.m. Thursday for its new private indoor party location at 50 Sugar St. (the road that runs beside The Property Shoppe). The event is open …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner to benefit foster, adoptive association

    The Independence County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association will have its annual fish and chicken dinner fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Pavilion 1 in Riverside Park at Batesville. The meal will be provided by John 3:16 Ministries. Tickets are …

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  • Dream Riders to host ‘Dancing with Izard Co. Stars’

    MELBOURNE — The Dream Riders Biking for Children will host “Dancing with Izard County Stars” Sept. 6 at the John E. Miller Building, located on the Ozarka College campus in Melbourne. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:30. Emcee …

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  • Jet maker to break ground on expansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dassault Falcon Jet is to break ground on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock’s airport. The factory has about 2,000 employees, and expansion of the completion center ensures that 400 of those positions will …

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  • Former POW invited to Japan

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country. Robert Lents, 93, of Mountain Home was invited as part of the Japanese/POW Friendship Program, which aims to encourage reconciliation. Lents was …

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  • 32 teens escape in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said. The teens, ages 14 to 19, …

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  • Bethesda EHC hosts free class

    The Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club will host a free scrap booking class 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Independence County Extension office located at 1770 Meyers St., Batesville. The class is open to public. Youth and adults are invited to attend. All materials …

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