• Joshua Allen Meyer

    David Meyer and Jessica Johnson of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Feb. 17, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3.9 ounces and has been named Joshua Allen Meyer.
    Grandparents of the child are Michael and Amy Johnson, Pamela Meyer, Jay Meyer and Robert Greenlee.
    Great-grandparents are Bertha Pratt, Sherrie Borders and Loral and Eva Johnson.

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  • Bayleigh Danielle Malloy

    Daniel and Brittany Malloy and Brayden of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 18, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15.7 ounces and has been named Bayleigh Danielle Malloy.
    Grandparents of the child are David and Sue Ellen Malloy, Marty and Angi Fulbright, Cathy Staik, Roger Schnyer and Tom Staik.
    Great-grandparents are Larry Malloy and the late Darlene Malloy, Billie Staik, Barbara Collie and Glen Wood.
    Great-great-grandmother is Mae Ray.

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  • Pesticide applicator training, row crop meeting scheduled

    A Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office, staff chairman Stan Carter said.
    “This is the class that qualifies farmers for a state plant board license to buy restricted pesticides,” he said. “There is a $10 charge for the training. This is in addition to the fee charged by the state plant board for the actual license. Remember that normally you will only have to take the training once every 5 years.”

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  • Remaining suspects arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — The remaining two suspects in a burglary reported last week in Lawrence County were arrested Monday, sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.
    Sheriff’s officers arrested Morgan Hanusowski, 19, and Douglas Hight, 21, both of Jonesboro, were arrested for residential burglary and theft of property.
    Another man, Allen Bounds, was arrested Thursday in connection with the same case.

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  • Kindergarten registration set

    The Batesville School District Parents as Teachers program will hold a kindergarten registration breakfast at 7:30 a.m. March 5 at the Early Learning and Enrichment Center at 1900 Lyon St.
    “Come enjoy a muffin with mom or a doughnut with dad as we begin to prepare for your child’s upcoming kindergarten year,” said Lorrie McClure with Parents as Teachers.

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  • ‘Oh, no, it’s the cops,’ man says before fleeing

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man who reportedly said, “Oh, no, it’s the cops” and fled on foot was captured a short time later in Portia and arrested for theft, Lawrence County sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.
    The man, 22-year-old Denny Joe Smith, was developed as a suspect after a Portia resident reported to police that he had $400 stolen from his residence the previous day.
    Information gathered from the homeowner led investigators to believe Smith might be a suspect, Dotson said.

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  • Nelson seeks re-election

    Larry Nelson has announced he is seeking a second term as justice of the peace, District 7, on the Independence County Quorum Court in the Democratic primary in May.
    District 7 is composed of the area east of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, all of Ruddell Hill, all of Bethesda and part of the Cushman area.
    Nelson serves on three committees: solid waste, county road and parks and recreation.

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  • Girtman announces

    CAVE CITY — Wanda Girtman of Cave City has announced her intent to seek a fourth term as Sharp County treasurer.
    “I consider it an honor that the citizens of Sharp County have allowed me to serve as their county treasurer. I truly enjoy the job of Sharp County treasurer and the people I serve,” Girtman said.

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  • Brown seeks re-election as judge

    CAVE CITY — Larry Brown of Cave City recently announced his candidacy for re-election as Sharp County judge, subject to the May 18 Democratic primary election.
    “I have appreciated the opportunity to work for the citizens of Sharp County during the past three years,” Brown said. “With five federally declared disasters in the last two years, it has been challenging, but I have enjoyed working with the quorum court, city and county officials.

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  • Ponder seeks Congress seat

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Businessman and educator Ben Ponder of Mountain Home has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arkansas’ First Congressional District.
    Ponder grew up in Mountain Home and graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1993. After high school, he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville as a Chancellor’s and Governor’s Scholar, earning bachelor’s degrees in communication and architectural studies. While an undergraduate, he was active in Christian campus ministries.

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  • Cavenaugh announces

    Seat vacated by J.R. Rogers due to term limits

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  • City endorses scenic byway

    Local officials are hoping to get a set of three scenic drives designated as scenic byways.
    Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council passed a resolution endorsing the Ozark Scenic Byways initiative. The Ozark Gateway Tourism Council has established a trio built around a number of historic assets, including museums, downtown historic districts, state parks and numerous churches, schools, farms and historic homes.

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