• Update on animals

    Dear editor:
    Thank you so very much for putting the pictures and write-up about our abuse calls in the paper. Shortly after the write up, several people took the time to just stop by the shelter and thank us for what we do. It was very touching!

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  • Loopy letters

    Is the end of cursive writing at hand? If so, does it mean the end of civilization as we know it?
    Lately I’ve heard more than one person talk with dismay about the pending death of cursive writing. Isn’t a shame, what will people do without it, etc.? The conversations among the older generations are pretty much the same.

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  • One born every minute

    It could have been worse.
    Some years ago, I had just spent the last of my savings to have a British convertible restored.
    I was a master then at buying high and selling low. Nonetheless, desperate for cash, I was eager to sell.
    I figured I could get $4,900 for the car, but I was also a master at poor timing: Only a fool would sell a convertible just before winter.
    My newspaper ads generated no calls. My for-sale sign in the window generated only one lead.

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  • One born every minute

    It could have been worse.
    Some years ago, I had just spent the last of my savings to have a British convertible restored.
    I was a master then at buying high and selling low. Nonetheless, desperate for cash, I was eager to sell.
    I figured I could get $4,900 for the car, but I was also a master at poor timing: Only a fool would sell a convertible just before winter.
    My newspaper ads generated no calls. My for-sale sign in the window generated only one lead.

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  • Gun, drugs found during traffic stop

    Police say they found a gun, drugs, and outstanding warrants during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 106 and North Central Avenue Wednesday morning and three Batesville residents went to jail.
    Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan was running radar near the intersection around 11 a.m. and said he clocked a car going 49 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone and stopped it.
    The driver, Gillihan said, was identified as 32-year-old Brandy Mason who had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant from another county.

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  • Report to public to be Sept. 20

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board, during a recent meeting, set the district’s annual report to the public and September board meeting for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Cave City High School library, Superintendent Steven Green said.
    In other business, the board accepted the resignation of high school science teacher Melissa Tate and agreed to hire Genafer Foree for that position.
    The directors also agreed to pay David Nolan and Mark Crouch $50 each for cleaning after home football games and Edie Mobbs $50 for custodial duty during home football games.

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  • Workshop seeks participants

    More participants are needed for a Sept. 11 workshop in which map-reading skills will be taught at Old Independence Regional Museum, administrative secretary April White said.
    The workshop, open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. until noon and is co-sponsored by the Independence County Historical Society and the museum.

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  • Republicans eye elections

    The Independence County Republican meeting will be Thursday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.
    A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7.
    The topic for discussion will be the upcoming elections in November.
    The event is open to the public.

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  • Saffell man in critical condition following fight

    WALNUT RIDGE — Bond for a Saffell man was set at $150,000 Monday after he was arrested following a fight that left another Saffell resident in critical condition, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.
    Travis Halter, 24, was arrested Friday for second-degree battery, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of drug paraphernalia, Dotson said.

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  • Ken Smith to perform locally

    Cinnamon Stick Coffee House will host a concert Friday at 6 p.m. featuring Arkansas native singer-songwriter Ken Smith.
    The Cinnamon Stick, at 151 W. Main St., is located next to the Melba theater in Batesville.
    Newly reopened by new owners Judy Kane and Karen Narramore, the business offers a full lineup of gourmet coffees, soup/sandwich combos, as well as pastries and cakes.

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  • Ark. GI dies in Afghanistan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sen. Blanche Lincoln says a 20-year-old soldier from Arkansas has been killed during action in Afghanistan.
    A news release from Lincoln’s office Monday said PFC Bryn T. Raver died Sunday in Nangahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered the day before when his military vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire.
    Lincoln spokeswoman Marni Goldberg said the senator’s staff had been notified of Raver’s death by the Army after his family was notified.

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  • Bank aids in adoptions

    First Community Bank partnered with the Humane Society of Independence County to host an adoption showcase during a customer appreciation event at the bank’s Southside location on Aug. 26.
    The bank also committed to paying the adoption fees and matching up to $500 in community donations to the humane society. The two-hour event netted the adoptions of three cats and seven dogs, plus $1,545 in donations from the community.

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