• Layla Jo Theos

    Charles and Jennifer Theos, Matt, Josh, Grace and Jackson of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 14, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Layla Jo Theos.
    Grandparents of the child are Mary Jo Wilson, Janice Theos, Jim and Dianne Green and Chuck Theos.

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  • Jordan James Brewer

    Shannon Brewer and Carrie Coulter, Jalen and Serena of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14.1 ounces and has been named Jordan James Brewer.
    Grandparents of the child are Paulette Evans, Curtis and Lee Conner, Richard and Sandra Moise and Duane and Tanya Brewer.
    Great-grandparents are Imogene Holland, Noel Conner and Wanda Merdock.

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  • Ryan Andrew Stalcup

    Jonathan and Kayla Stalcup and Jon of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 13, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5.1 ounces and has been named Ryan Andrew Stalcup.
    Grandparents of the child are Gean and Janice Stalcup, Alan and Sharon Misenheimer and Terry Smith.
    Great-grandparents are Parvin and Kathleen Graham, Jerry and Bonnie Rush, Maxine Stalcup, Thelma Gillihan and Ralph and Sue Misenheimer.

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  • Two battle while one stands by

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — D.C. Morrison has been a bystander in the political shootout between incumbent Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Senate Democratic primary. But that doesn’t mean he’s an insignificant factor in the race.
    With virtually no name recognition and little money, Morrison’s presence in the race is threatening to prolong the primary fight between Lincoln and Halter. Signs are increasing that he may enjoy a bump in votes on May 18 from voters tired of the bickering between the two primary candidates.

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  • Global warming to blame

    Anyone else sick and tired of having itchy, watery eyes and runny, stuffy noses?
    What about the constant sneezing, scratchy throat or headache?
    My allergies haven’t been this bad since I was in grade school. In fact, I thought I had outgrown them.
    Until this year.
    I’m scared to be outside for too long in fear of the pollen that has coated everything. So, in I stay, hoping that the pollen will go away, taking my allergy symptoms with it.

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  • Independence inmate charged with destroying computer

    An inmate at the Independence County jail became upset April 12 and destroyed a jail computer and other equipment, Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said in a court affidavit filed Friday.
    “Sgt. Lionel Rogers of the Independence County jail told Deputy Darin Brewer that inmate Lemarcus Hardy was unsupervised in the booking area and destroyed a touch screen computer, monitor, filing cabinet and a copier machine,” Leonard said.
    According to Rogers, jailers heard a loud noise in the booking area and saw Hardy throwing the computer equipment to the floor.

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  • Community School sets meeting

    The Community School Inc. board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries located at 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.
    Meetings are open to the public.

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  • School board schedules meeting

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office at 955 Water St.
    Items on the agenda include principals’ reports, a curriculum report and a request to enter into an agreement with White River Services to lease 500 computers for a three-year span.
    Meetings are open to the public.

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  • C-Ridge board plans meeting

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at 1502 N. Hill St. in Newark.
    Items on the agenda include recognitions, soccer field and timber bids as well as financial reports and bills.
    Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Woman follows burglary suspect

    Maybe it was just blind luck that Laura Guth got behind the red Dodge Durango that had been spotted at her home during a burglary last week. Fortunately, Guth was able to follow it and call the police.
    And perhaps it was luck that the suspect hadn’t bothered to remove some of the alleged stolen items — down to a cooler with a striped towel hanging out of it — so that when police stopped the car, Guth was able to identify her stuff.

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  • The Hoxie 21, part 1

    HOXIE — Fifty-five years later, it’s a feeling Fayth Hill Washington has never been able to shake.
    “Not long after being there, we were reading ‘Little Black Sambo.’ That feeling will never leave me. I remember when it came my turn, I stood and began to read and the class started laughing and there was no control. I wanted to run and it was like it (the laughing) never stopped. It was demoralizing. … I don’t know if the teacher didn’t know any better, or if there was a lack of sensitivity but I know I’ll never forget it.”

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  • Shooting reported

    Shot.
    That was how Independence County officers found 25-year-old Jessie Schumaker Friday afternoon when they were dispatched to Riverside Park.
    According to Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill, officers found Schumaker lying on the ground beside a gray pickup truck.
    The accident occurred when Schumaker was attempting to take the slide off a 9mm gun to show 21-year-old Derek Mobley of Batesville and the bullet entered Schumaker’s left leg.
    Cockrill said Mobley called 911 to report the accident.

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