• Crews find Mulberry River canoeist alive

    MULBERRY (AP) — A man who went missing while canoeing with a group of people on the Mulberry River has been found safe. A dispatcher at the Franklin County sheriff’s office didn’t have details, but confirmed Sunday that the man had been found and was …

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  • Mayor to give Batesville’s state of the city address

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a presentation from school Superintendent Randy Willison, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and the state of the city address from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are …

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  • Elements of Disaster exhibit debuts at Jacksonport park

    JACKSONPORT — Nature’s fury often impacts our world in mighty and destructive ways, and the natural history of Jackson County comes front and center as Jacksonport State Park unveils a new interactive exhibit, “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Elements of Disaster,” early next month, said park …

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  • Movie about gem, mineral club to be screened Thursday

    Fred Keeler CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village to watch “SRGMC: The Movie,” said Ruth Maxedon, who took over as president in January. The movie about the club was …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    Legislative leaders and the governor’s office made progress toward a balanced budgået agreement. By the end of the second week of the fiscal session, opposing sides were no longer disputing a difference of how to spend $21 million within an overall budget of $4.7 billion. …

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  • Celebrity death = big bucks

    Lacy Mitchell “Retro Active” Celebrity death intrigues me. More than two weeks after her death singer Whitney Houston is still in the news and I don’t know if I can take it anymore. Yet, like a bad wreck I can’t turn my eyes away, but …

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  • Lakyn Lee Dienst

    Kenny and Tiffany Dienst, Brooklyn and Kadyn of West Plains, Mo., have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 17, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Lakyn Lee Dienst. Grandparents of …

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  • Cameron Joden-Lee Eversoll

    Derrick Brown and Briana Eversoll of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Feb. 17, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1.5 ounces and has been named Cameron Joden-Lee Eversoll. Grandparents of the child are Joe Eversoll, …

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  • Alexia Nicole Fletcher

    Justin and Kristena Fletcher, Brayden, Connor and Shane of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 20, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3.2 ounces and has been named Alexia Nicole Fletcher. Grandparents of …

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  • Emma Ann Bishop

    Daniel and Ann Bishop, Wyatt and Matthew of Pleasant Plains have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 21, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8.4 ounces and has been named Emma Ann Bishop. Grandparents of the …

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  • Ashton Ryan Amescua Gray

    Bobby Gray and Chaliea Anderson and Hadley have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and has been named Ashton Ryan Amescua Gray. Grandparents of the child are …

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  • KateLyn Marie Manley

    Brandon and Robin Manley, AshLeigh, Auston and Andrew have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., on Feb. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and has been named KateLyn Marie Manley. Grandparents of …

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