• T.J. Owens

    SMITHVILLE — T.J. Owens, 102, of Smithville died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1909, in Magness, he was the son of Beverly Bazel Owens and Mattie Wayman Owens. He was of the Church of Christ faith and was a member …

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  • Patsy Vaughn

    FLORAL — Patsy Vaughn, 70, of Floral died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Sept. 6, 1941, in Elgin, Ill., she was the daughter of Walter W. Hitzeman and Pearl Helen Grimm. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include …

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  • Marjorie Helm

    WESTBROOK, Maine — Marjorie Ada Helm, 84, of Westbrook, Maine, formerly of Melbourne, died October 21, 2011. Born Nov. 25, 1926, in Melbourne, she was the daughter of Lawrence Frederick and Sally Augusta Davidson Jacobs. She graduated from Melbourne High School. She married Homer Curtis …

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  • Nettie Ramsey

    Nettie Ramsey Nettie Ramsey, 91, of Batesville died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1920, in the Ruddell Hill community, she was the daughter of Will and Jessie Crawford. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church; …

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  • Voting machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the courthouse basement to complete logic and accuracy testing on voting machines for the upcoming May primary.

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  • King named Extension agent

    Julian King Julian King has recently been named the Independence County Extension agent for family and consumer science, according to a news release. She will serve as a professional advisor to the Extension Homemakers Council and will also provide consumer education services to county residents. …

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  • Cemetery cleanup planned

    LAFFERTY — A cleanup at the Nail Cemetery at Lafferty will be held Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools.

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  • Council filing to be May 2-21

    Filing for the Batesville City Council begins May 2 and ends at noon May 21. Council members are elected every two years. The city has an ordinance that allows only for independent candidates, and they must collect 30 signatures of registered voters inside the city …

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  • Students to test auto skills

    The Mark Martin Museum at Batesville will host the 2012 Arkansas Student Auto Skills Contest at 10 a.m. Saturday. High School automotive students will be paired in teams of two to diagnose and repair 10 deliberately and identically “bugged” 2012 Ford Focus cars. Contestants will …

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  • NFL draft overshadowed by Saints bounty scandal

    The moment NFL fans have been waiting for since the last seconds ticked away in the Super Bowl arrives today. It’s the draft. And It figures to be a grand event, full of the kind of pomp and circumstance the NFL is famous for, even …

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  • Program to feature C-Ridge quizzers

    CONWAY — The Cedar Ridge High School quiz bowl team will be among 14 high schools across the state to showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Saturday. “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2012” will be broadcast on …

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  • Open house set at Oil Trough

    OIL TROUGH — Oil Trough City Hall and Community Center will host an open house between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. The community center serves as the Oil Trough Senior Center’s meeting and eating area. The new facility is at 50 …

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