• Man accused of shoplifting women’s underwear, other items

    Batesville Walmart prevention loss officer Ryan Martin told police Tuesday afternoon that he observed 26-year-old John E. Rone of Hyde Road, Melbourne, conceal several items on his person and leave the store without paying for them. Deputy Mike Price said Rone was detained and the …

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  • Prosecutor won’t charge Hoxie teen as adult

    HOXIE (AP) – Prosecutors say a 16-year-old student who took a flare gun to Hoxie High School won’t be charged as an adult in the incident. Prosecutor Henry Boyce says the male student will be charged in juvenile court with bringing a prohibited article to …

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  • Ozarka accepting LPN applications

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 licensed practical nursing program through April 1. The program is currently available at Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View. To enroll, students should visit www.ozarka.edu and complete the online application for admission and …

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  • United Way deadline nearing

    Marty Lehman, chairman of the Agency Relations Committee for the United Way of Independence County, has announced that applications are due to the United Way office for the year 2014 United Way funding on or before Feb. 22. Any applications received after that date will …

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  • Scot softball team looking at more beginnings

    In some ways, it’s another beginning for the Lyon College softball team. Last season was the Scots’ first under rookie Coach Kristen Kolter. This weekend they will begin their second season under Kolter, but the roster is full of fresh faces and, like all the …

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  • Cavewomen fall in OT to hosts of district tourney

    BROOKLAND — The Cave City Cavewomen lost a heartbreaker in the semifinals of the 4A-3 District Tournament Wednesday night, falling to the Brookland Lady Bearcats 62-59 in overtime. The Cavewomen are still alive, however. They qualified for the 4A East Regional Tournament in Heber Springs …

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  • Batesville High senior signs with Lyon softball

    Batesville High senior Tess Hurley signed a national letter of intent to attend Lyon College and play softball for the Scots in a ceremony at Pioneer Gym, announced Lyon Coach Kristen Kolter. “I watched Tess  play last spring and she’s a talented kid — a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, February 14 – Friday, February 15, 2013.

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  • Arkansas Eastman scholarship applications being accepted

    Applications for the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is established to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing a mathematics- or science-related career. Each year, a limited number of scholarships, not to exceed $2,000, are awarded to graduating high school …

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  • Vendors sought for spring flea market

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the 10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sales April 12 and 13. Vendors will set up in the morning of April 12. Secure inside vendor space …

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  • Literacy project seeking donations

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is asking individuals and businesses for donations of items for its first yard sale, which will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held the following Saturday. Small items …

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  • Calico Rock Museum renovation nearly complete

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center is nearing completion of winter renovation projects. The museum building was purchased in July 2010 and needed many repairs. “We make repairs as we raise the money,” Wayne Wood, project manager and trustee, said. “There …

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