• Thieves target license plates

    Authorities in Newark are investigating the theft of car tags that are believed to have occurred in the area Monday and Tuesday.
    Independence County Deputy David Sallas was dispatched to the Heather Cagle residence on WPA Road around 9 p.m. Monday after Cagle called police dispatch saying that her truck tag had been stolen.
    According to Cagle, the tag bearing 605 NPD, with an expiration date of April 20, 2010, was taken off her Ford F-150 pickup at an undetermined time.

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  • Auto, other thefts reported

    A Southside man with a clear title to his Ford Expedition said it was repossessed by a Newport car dealer Monday afternoon.
    Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he spoke with Seth Johnson of 200 Double Road around 3 p.m. regarding the incident and Johnson told Brown that Garland Walker from W & R Auto Sales in Newport was the person that repossessed his 2000 sport utility vehicle.

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  • Leona Boyd

    OPPELO — Leona Pearl Milligan Boyd, 90, of Oppelo died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in a Perryville nursing home.
    Born Dec. 18, 1918, in Calamine, she was the daughter of Henry Asberry and Rosie Viola Anderson Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Conway.

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  • Kevin Phillips

    NEWARK — Kevin Todd Phillips, 37, of Newark died Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
    Born Jan. 27, 1972, in Hot Springs County, he was the son of James Eric and Becky Phillips. He was a graduate of Malvern High School, where he played football and participated in Malvern Select Choir. He received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Arkansas State University and was working toward a master’s degree. He was an agriculture teacher at Hughes High School, where he was the sponsor of Future Farmers of America. He enjoyed educating his students.

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  • Jolley, Young to wed

    DOVER — Billy and Ruby Jolley of Dover have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelley Marie Jolley, to Andrew Ryan Young, son of Joe and Deborah Young of Salado.
    The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Sunday at Two Moon Rising in Judsonia.
    All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    CPR class to be offered

    A health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.
    The fee is $40.
    To register, call (870) 793-3351.

     

    Rummage, bake sale planned

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  • Club News

    Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Ideologican spins

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  • Elephant catch phrase

    How many readers picked up on the meaning of the headline on this column last week?
    “Seeing the elephant” is a term that is almost 200 years old here in America. At one time, most people — even those considered very uneducated — knew what it meant.
    A voracious reader, especially about the Old West, hunting and trapping, the fur trade and early exploration, I’ve known the meaning of “seeing the elephant” since age 10 or possibly earlier.

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  • Cave City students win championships

    HOT SPRINGS — Cave City High School students won 15 gold medals and 13 other medals in the recent SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs, television and radio instructors Lindsey Johnson and Ben Johnson said.
    Winning a gold medal is the same as winning a state championship, they said.
    “SkillsUSA is a vocational education club for high school and college students that exposes students to workforce skills and helps prepare them with leadership skills enabling them to successfully transition from their place of education into the workforce,” Ben Johnson said.

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  • Area Briefs

    Lankford to deliver lecture

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  • Ark. health officials: No swine flu in first 65 samples tested

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health experts have tested at least 65 samples sent in from doctors worried their patients suffered from swine flu, but all have been negative for the virus now seen across the globe, authorities said Wednesday.
    More samples continue to arrive at the state Health Department’s laboratories in Little Rock, likely meaning testing time will slow in the coming days, said Dr. William Mason, who is coordinating the agency’s response. While no case has been uncovered, Mason said he anticipated that likely will change.

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