• $100,000 bond set in burglary case

    Bond has been set at $100,000 for a suspect in the burglary and theft of property from a Pleasant Plains store and a nearby home on June 17, according to a court affidavit filed by Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    Michael W. Boozer, 36, of Searcy was arrested in the incident following a police pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, according to the affidavit.

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  • Aidan Everette Davis

    Chad and Serenity Davis, Chastity, Brittnie, Ethan and Chloe have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 23, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Aidan Everette Davis.
    Grandparents of the child are Jerry and Marilyn Davis.
    Great-grandmother is Mildred Maxwell.

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  • Rebecca Anne Holowell

    Eric and Jessica Holowell of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on June 21, 2009. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 3.5 ounces and has been named Rebecca Anne Holowell.
    Grandparents of the child are Wade and Sue Geery, Waid and Audrey Holowell and John and Cindy Engelhardt.

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  • Jay Dan Therrien-Wevley

    Wayne and Heather Wevley of Horseshoe Bend have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on June 22, 2009. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Jay Dan Therrien-Wevley.
    Grandparents of the child are Dan and Carla Therrien and Marlin Wevley.
    Great-grandmother is Birtha Irene Therrien.

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  • Mason Ryer Wren

    Tommy and Ann Wren, Trey and Grant of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 16, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Mason Ryer Wren.
    Grandparents of the child are Royce and Rita Wilson and Tom and Debbie Wren.
    Great-grandmother is Madeline Hamby.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    BHS class reunion planned

    The Batesville High School class of 1999 is planning a 10-year reunion, according to Sara Whitaker.
    Classmates have gathered in an online forum and have scheduled the celebration on Aug. 7 and 8 in Batesville.
    Activities have been planned just for the grown-ups, as well as the family. For more information, visit the class Web site at www.batesville99.shutterfly.com or call (901) 288-7387. The last day to RSVP for the reunion is July 10.

     

    Ozarka to offer GED test

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  • Jones, Walls are wed

    Ashley Jones and Tyler Walls were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 11 at Riverside Park in Batesville.
    The bride is the daughter of Ernest and Chris Jones of Clinton. She is the granddaughter of Louis and Minnie McCain of Parkin and Margie Forbis of Clinton and the late Bob Forbis.
    The groom is the son of David and Pamela Walls of Batesville. He is the grandson of Shirley Guynes of Tuckerman and the late Lee Von Guynes, James Walls of Beebe and Barbara Lane of Batesville.

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  • Letter to Mr. Gorbachev

    In conjunction with my Reagan Legacy Foundation, I recently marked the 22nd anniversary of my father’s famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin by publicly announcing an agreement with the Mauer Museum to permanently house a wing dedicated to Ronald Reagan and his leading role in ending the Cold War and reuniting the German people.

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  • Responsibility of the press

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
     
    Our Founding Fathers inextricably linked freedom of the press with freedoms of exercising religion, speaking publically, assembling peaceably and petitioning the government “for a redress of grievances.” In a sense, all these freedoms are sacred rights.

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  • Area Briefs

    Concord board to discuss funds

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  • Southside hires Stevens

    SOUTHSIDE — Cushman High School’s former principal will be Southside Middle School’s new one.
    At a special meeting Thursday night, the Southside school board voted to hire Dion Stevens to replace former middle school principal Joe Franks who resigned from the position earlier this month.
    In a 4-0 vote, with member Glenda Mueller absent, the board voted to hire Stevens following a 45-minute executive session that allowed board members to interview and ask the candidate their own questions.

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  • Storyteller uses day care’s philosophy

    To see a child playing a game on the computer is not that unusual. It might be when the child is barely big enough to sit in a chair and see over the keyboard.
    The Learning Center, located in west Batesville, is seeing some great results from its new curriculum, Reggio Emilia, owner Sherri Traw said.
    Recently, the students had a visit from “Granny Gertie,” portrayed by Patricia Carreras.

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