• Retired special ed teacher loved children

    When Gary Anderson last saw his friend he joked with her that she needed to come back to work because she had plenty to finish up, having missed the last week of school, even though she was set to retire. He couldn’t have guessed it …

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  • Hoyle out of ICU

    Michael D. Hoyle, the 40-year-old man who was found badly beaten last Tuesday, has been moved from the intensive care unit into a private room, said Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Hoyle was found in the front yard of a residence located in the 3700 …

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  • Juvenile arrested for battery

    A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon after he was involved in a domestic disturbance. Deputy Shay Moore responded to a call involving the boy fighting with his father. When Moore arrived, he met with the boy and his father in their living room. Moore …

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  • Pregnant woman injured in fight

    A 27-year-old pregnant woman was hit while she was in the parking lot of a local laundry mat Friday evening, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. According to the police report, Gigi Murray told Deputy Michael Moody she was at the …

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  • Stolen pickup ends up in scrap yard

    A pickup stolen from the 1300 block of Sanders Road, ended up at a local scrap yard, according to an affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court. The vehicle had been reported stolen by the owner James Parker. The incident occurred on May 6, 2013. …

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  • 33-year sentence imposed

    NEWPORT — A Newport man was found guilty Monday of delivery of a controlled substance-crack cocaine and sentenced 33 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Christopher S. Grady, 36, will have to serve a minimum of 15 years of that sentence as a habitual …

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  • Concord Fun Day to be Saturday

    CONCORD — The city of Concord’s annual Fun Day will be Saturday and, as usual, features a parade, good food and activities in the city park, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The Fun Day is always held the Saturday before the Fourth of July, she said. …

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  • Fireworks planned in Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry Fire Department will present a fireworks display Saturday at Strawberry Ball Field. Music by the David Grimes will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dark. Food will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. Admission is …

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  • Southern Missouri Bancorp to merge

    Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc., the parent corporation of Southern Bank, and Ozarks Legacy Community Financial Inc., the parent corporation of Bank of Thayer, have announced a merger agreement whereby Southern Missouri will acquire Ozarks Legacy and Bank of Thayer will be merged into Southern Bank. …

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  • Visual artist holds program for Southside High School

    SOUTHSIDE — Kay Thomas, ArtsSmart visual artist of Texarkana, provided an Arts-in-Education residency May 13 to 16 for art students at Southside High School, showing them how to create weavings made from tar paper. “I love to show people the art possibilities in unusual materials …

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  • Council to consider bond issue

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to consider an ordinance authorizing a bond issue for the wastewater treatment plant. The agenda also includes a new meter request at 170 McMahan Lane, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and …

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  • Business after hours tonight

    White River Medical Center’s Mediation Garden will be the location of Business After Hours 5-6:30 p.m. today. A dedication and unveiling of a sculpture by John Ellis will be held in honor of Boris Dover and Dianne Lamberth’s service to the White River Health System …

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