• Matilda McLane

    CAVE CITY — Matilda Faye Carlton McLane, 52, of Cave City died May 22, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1960, in Newport, she was the daughter of Dean and Hazel Sherrill Carlton. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two uncles, …

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  • Emily Morgan

    HARDY — Emily Morgan, 69, of Hardy died Friday, June 1, 2012, in a Jonesboro hospice. She managed the Shirt Outlet Store in Hardy before retiring and going into business with her husband, Clyde, and opening Sunshine Nursery in Highland. She was a Sunday school …

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  • Bobby Moss

    NEWARK — Bobby L. Moss, 58, of Newark died Friday, June 1, 2012, in a Jonesboro hospice. Born July 12, 1953, at Batesville, he was the son of Johnny and Irene Arnold Moss. He graduated from Newark High School and attended Arkansas College (now Lyon …

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  • Dortha Passmore

    ASH FLAT — Dortha L. Stout Passmore, 93, of Ash Flat died Thursday, May 31, 2012, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Oct. 8, 1918, at Sidney, she was the daughter of William F. and Mattie Ann Marlin Stout. She was a homemaker and …

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  • Stephen Pierce

    Stephen Pierce Stephen Earl Pierce, 71, of Batesville died Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Little Rock. Born April 16, 1941, in Springfield, Mo., he was the son of Earl and Helen McConnel Pierce. He retired from the hatchery at ConAgra in Batesville. He enjoyed fishing, …

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  • Oscar Reeves

    FLORAL — Oscar “Snooks” Reeves, 98, of Floral died Friday, June 1, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 14, 1914, at Floral, he was the son of Rufus and Mattie DeLoach Reeves. He was a sawmill worker, having been employed at Dossett Lumber Company in …

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  • Dry Spring spawns water cleanup

    Extreme low water at Lock and Dam 1 on the White River this morning was the result of a successful dredging operation conducted at the Batesville hydroelectric project Thursday. Hydroelectric project manager John Stacey said that past flooding had built up a considerable amount of …

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  • Panel helps prepare for disaster

    A tornado coming through town would wreak havoc. Homes and businesses would be destroyed. Most people will be at a loss as to what to do. Where will they stay? What will they eat? How will businesses get back up and running? The United States …

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  • Mock school bus accident trains for real thing

    Vital Link, Independence County Office of Emergency Management, Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Fire Department and White River Medical Center all worked together on May 21 to practice how to handle a school bus accident involving 20 students. The mock accident took place at the …

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  • Weaver honored

    Angela Weaver SOUTHSIDE — Choral director Angela Weaver received the Northeast Regional Distinguished Director award last fall but never imagined she’d go on to be named Arkansas’ Distinguished Director of the Year. Weaver, who teaches at the Southside School District, said the award was a …

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  • Lyon to host outdoor, ACT camps

    Lyon College will host two outdoor and ACT prep camps this summer. The first camp is June 3-6, and the second camp is June 10-13 with about 100 students slated to attend each. The camps give students the opportunity to learn how to raise ACT …

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  • HSIC hosts low-cost clinic

    The Humane Society of Independence County is hosting a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs of  low-income families in Independence County on Tuesday. Household income must be less than $25,000 to qualify for this clinic. Appointments must be made by calling the humane society …

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