• Man reports ‘beef’ with neighbor

    Things got hot on Fairview Drive. So hot, a man who claims he helped his neighbor hide from her husband found his travel trailer burned, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday, officers were called on two occasions to the area, once …

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  • Man shot in Newport

    Newport — A 20-year-old Newport man was shot in the arm late Sunday evening, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. The Newport 911 dispatch center received a call of shots fired in the area of Garfield Street just …

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  • Evening Shade Round-up offers food, music, more

    EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Fall Round-up, the community’s annual festival, will be from 1-9 p.m. Saturday, offering food, music, a parade, tractor and car show, art show, book sale and a street dance, said spokesperson Kimberly Graddy. Line-up for the parade will be …

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  • FBC works to restore lives as well as theater

    Renovation of the former Landers Theater into what is now Fellowship Bible Church was more than just restoration of a historic building. “We want to see it as the restoration of people’s lives,” Kristi Price, ministry coordinator, told an audience attending Batesville Kiwanis Club’s weekly …

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  • Affordable Care Act to be topic of presentation

    The Republican Party of Independence County will host a presentation by Woody Castleberry, director of managed care for White River Medical Center, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex in Batesville. Castleberry will present an informative program on the Affordable Care Act, also …

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  • Library board meets Thursday

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex on College Street to discuss ongoing library activities, White River Regional Library Director Debra Sutterfield said. Discussion has recently included the possibility of relocating the library to the current …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s activity group to meet

    The autism/Asperger’s activity group will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Participants will enjoy pizza, and two door prizes will be given. The event is for ages 18 to 30. …

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  • Summer’s End Jubilee set for Saturday

    LITTLE PINEY FORK — The 2013 Summer’s End Jubilee will be Saturday at Little Piney Fork on Antioch Road east of Melbourne near Zion. Signs will be posted off Highway 69. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with music and food from 6 to 11. This …

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  • GED schedule announced

    MELBOURNE — The GED test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 and 30 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke adult education building, according to a news release. The test will also be given at the following …

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  • Calico Rock Museum receives donation

    CALICO ROCK — A 40-inch flat-screen television has been donated to the Calico Rock Museum by Mike Alexander, store manager of the Ash Flat Walmart Supercenter. The $500 TV will be used in the museum’s new board room for educational programs and meeting presentations. “Mr. …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Dylan Harmon of Newark recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend Basic Training followed by his military job school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Upon returning to Arkansas, Harmon will serve with …

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  • Violet Elyse Burns

    Craig and Denise Burns of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 8.6 ounces and has been named Violet Elyse Burns. Grandparents of the child are Delesa Martin of Cave …

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