Beginning Steps, a free program provided by the Batesville School District to support parents of newborn babies, will have its regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Friday.
It will be held in the conference room of the education/risk management office of the White River Medical Center’s Collier Annex Building.
All parents and their newborns up to age 6 weeks are welcome. Attendees will receive a free baby gift. For information and directions call (870) 793-0627.
The burning of a wooden cross in the yard of a Salado residence early Saturday morning has been ruled as an act of arson, local authorities say.
Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said a passing motorist saw a glow coming from a satellite dish in the yard of a residence on Church Drive around 1 a.m. and when they turned around to get a closer look, discovered it was a wooden cross on fire and called the sheriff’s department.
The Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin to plan programs for the upcoming year.
All members are encouraged to attend and anyone wishing to learn more about what Optimist Club does to bring out the Best in Kids is welcome to attend as well.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The three people killed in Tuesday’s helicopter ambulance crash have been identified.
Air Evac spokeswoman Julie Heavrin said pilot Kenneth Robertson, flight nurse Kenneth Meyer Jr. and flight paramedic Gayla Gregory were killed in the crash. The crew was trying to reach a person injured in a traffic accident.
Air Evac Lifeteam and the Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell 206 helicopter went down near the Scotland community in Van Buren County around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
After 20 some-odd years in business, the Batesville Fred’s discount store is closing its doors the first of October.
Fred’s spent many years at the intersection of Boswell and Harrison streets across from Abe’s Glass and Locksmith before moving to its current location at 3209 Harrison St. a few years ago.
The Highway 167 bridge near Hawgs Exxon north of Batesville will be getting its final surfacing work, so drivers are urged to use caution and should expect delays over the next few days.
“We will put the final surface on bridge ends tomorrow and that will last Thursday and Friday — we’ll be off for the holiday since that is a state holiday — and finish up on Tuesday,” said Mark Lamberth with Atlas Asphalt, one of the subcontractors for the job.
WASHINGTON — Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: “It’s time to turn the page.” Now, he said, the nation’s most urgent priority is fixing its own sickly economy.
MELBOURNE — For more than a year Jeane Tate has been waiting for an arrest to be made in the death of her daughter.
Monday, it finally happened.
Tate said she didn’t know any details but had been informed that an arrest had been made.
She also knows that a trial date won’t be in the near future.
“Oh Heaven. It’s a waiting game now. … I do hope they don’t turn him loose,” Tate told the Guard on Tuesday.