• Parkinson’s support group to meet

    White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex Building located on College Street in Batesville. The meeting is open to all patients, care givers and friends. For more information call Joan …

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  • ICARE dog wash, dip set

    MELBOURNE — A dog wash and dip will be sponsored by Izard County Animal Rescue Effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Corner Drug Store in Melbourne. A wash is $10 and a dip is $5. Dr. Nanci Solis of Thousand Hills Veterinary …

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  • Lafferty holds homecoming

    LAFFERTY — Homecoming at Lafferty Community Church will be Sunday. The morning service will be at 10:45 with Jack McCarrol providing the message, followed by a potluck. Special music in the afternoon will be provided by the Tiptons and Quillen Edwards. The event is open …

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  • Electric Co-op awards $50K energy makeover

    LITTLE ROCK — The $50,000 energy efficiency makeover manufactured home edition sponsored by Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been won by Connie Jefferies of Damascus. Jefferies’ 1999 single-wide home will receive up to $50,000 in energy efficiency improvements. During a recent energy audit, experts pinpointed …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    When Barney Sellers took this photo, he slugged it “some pretty barn,” and wrote: This beautifully designed barn, made mostly of native stone is located near Wirth” in Sharp County. “An unusual barn … it had wood floors.”    

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  • Inventor purchases former Dogpatch park land for $2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The inventor of a “spill-proof” dog bowl and his partners purchased what is left of a northern Arkansas former theme park based on a comic strip for about $2 million. Charles “Bud” Pelsor, the CEO of Great American Spillproof Products Inc., …

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  • Senators seek to end lt. gov. post

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two Arkansas legislators proposed abolishing the lieutenant governor’s office, deriding it Thursday as outdated and unnecessary and saying they’ll push during the next legislative session to have voters decide whether to keep the post. Less than three months before voters will …

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  • Truck driver killed in crash

    DOMINO, Texas (AP) — An Arkansas truck driver has died in a two-semitrailer collision near Texarkana. A Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says 57-year-old Lonnie Warmick of Nashville, Arkansas, was killed Thursday morning. She says Warmick was driving a logging truck southbound on U.S. …

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  • Determined Cave City man regains eyesight, earns award

    Larry Stroud of Cave City has been named as an area Consumer of the Year (COY) by the Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind (DSB). Stroud is the associate editor and a columnist for the Batesville Daily Guard. Because of his …

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  • Judge: Prison proposal in ‘infancy stage’

    The Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) needs another prison and is soliciting request for proposals from interested communities for a 1,000-bed prison that will cost $100 million, bring 260-500 jobs paying an average of $12.75 an hour, and mean millions in tax dollars. A state …

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  • Inmate given chill pill instead of Tylenol

    An inmate at the jail who was demanding Tylenol was given a chill pill instead after officers had to forcefully take him down. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Moody said all available officers were dispatched to the jail Tuesday because Kip Allen Collins, 46, of …

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  • Teacher charged with rape

    SILOAM SPRINGS (AP) — Siloam Springs police have charged a 32-year-old teacher in the rape of a 13-year-old boy. Mary Faith McCormick was arrested Wednesday evening. She’s listed as a teacher on the Siloam Springs Intermediate School website. Police say she started the relationship with …

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