• Bertha McSpadden

    Bertha Gay McSpadden, 78, of Little Rock, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Little Rock.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • Robbie Hall

    Robbie Lee Huddleston Hall, 91, of Batesville died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Crowson and Hank Rivers officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
    Pallbearers will be David Huddleston, Robert Miller, Mack Young, Michael Moffett, Mitchel Moffett and Matt Manning.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
    Memorials may be made to Angel Wings, c/o Mark Williams, DVM, Watson Creek Veterinary Clinic, 5250 White Drive, Batesville, AR 72501.

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  • Service News

    San Antonio — Army Pvt. Savannah L. Adkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

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  • Fire chief warns of danger

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener is asking residents in the southern part of the county to use caution with fires.
    “We’ve had four grass fires this week alone (Pleasant Plains), and things are getting drier by the day with no forecasts of significant rain anytime soon,” Caplener said.
    “The Fourth of July is coming up and people will be shooting fireworks and doing cookouts and the fire danger will increase,” he said.

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  • Batesville man held for immigration agents

     Determined to be in the U.S. illegally, a Batesville man is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after he allegedly showed up drunk at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    Deputy Jeremy Qualls said he was walking across the parking lot at the sheriff’s office around 10 a.m. Monday when 32-year-old Ivan E. Tinoco of 435 Ferrell St. drove into the parking lot, waved him down and started yelling at him, asking if he was working.

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  • Warrant issued for altered prescriptions

    A 20-year-old Batesville woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly altered a doctor’s prescription for pain medicine, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
    In her affidavit, Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said that a Walmart pharmacist reported the forgery to the sheriff’s office on June 8 after a woman, identified as Jessica L. Engles of Mount Pleasant, dropped off a prescription to be filled.

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  • Former house cleaner charged

     Liz Kallsnick was filing a forgery report at a local bank when the woman accused of taking Kallsnick’s checks drove up to another branch trying to cash another check, according to documents filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
    Police were dispatched to the west Batesville branch of Citizens Bank on June 17 in reference to a woman, later identified as 20-year-old Samantha Wilson of Batesville, at the drive-up window trying to cash a check reported stolen from her employer, Kallsnick, of Heber Springs.

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  • Blaize Thomas Killion

    Gary and Shannon Killion, Makaya and Garner of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Blaize Thomas Killion.
    Grandparents of the child are Lou Marlin and Betty Killion.

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  • James Rodney Martin III

    Jay and Shelby Martin of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on June 19, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named James Rodney Martin III.
    Grandparents of the child are Rodney and Tish Martin and Chuck and Shelia Wiles.
    Great-grandparents are Ed Martin and Noel and Patti Deckard.

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  • Brody Wayne Moser

    Gabrielle Moser and Bryleigh-Jo of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Brody Wayne Moser.
    Grandparents of the child are Charles and Susan Moser and Robert and Joey Burcham.
    Great-grandparents are Conway and Sue Hess, Charles and Linda Moser, Thomas and Wanda Anderson and Darrell and Brenda Collins.

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  • Evie Kay-lynn O’Brien

    Joseph and April O’Brien, Makala, Maranda and Chaylee of Ravenden Springs have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 17, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3.9 ounces and has been named Evie Kay-lynn O’Brien.
    Grandparents of the child are Mark and Roxanna Richmond and Marcus and Norma Shepherd.
    Great-grandparents are Ron and Linda Sinclair and Christine McReynolds.

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  • Summer Jeanette Pickle

    Eric and Jennifer Pickle, Kayla and Autumn of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 19, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Summer Jeanette Pickle.
    Grandparents of the child are Gerald and Joyce Nash of Batesville, Robert Pickle of Hardy, Roman and Kay Holladay of Jonesboro and Jerry Priest of Wauchula, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Henry and Lillian Potter of Springfield, Calif., and Valine Hopkins of Jonesboro.

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