• Bank money missing

    ASH FLAT — Money missing from a Sharp County bank has landed a former employee a felony charge. Deborah R. Fry, 40, of Hardy faces theft of property in the missing funds, according to an affidavit for arrest filed by Prosecutor Henry Boyce. On Sept. …

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  • Catfish Wharf reopens due to popular demand

    MOOREFIELD — Never say “never.” That’s what Barbara Pool learned. When asked many times over the past seven or eight years when she and her husband, Don Pool, would reopen the Catfish Wharf restaurant at Moorefield, her answer had been, “Never.” Luckily, for those who …

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  • Taxes due Oct. 15

    Independence County residents have until Oct. 15 to pay their personal and property taxes and avoid a penalty fee. Taxes must be paid on Tuesday or postmarked on Tuesday, according to the Independence County tax collector’s office at 110 Broad St. in Batesville. Residents may …

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  • Resident tells police men came in house, beat him with bat

    When Deputy Anthony Carter arrived at a Lilly Street address Wednesday night, he found a man with a towel wrapped around his head that appeared to be covered in blood. Carter said dispatch told him they had received a 911 call around 10:28 p.m. from …

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  • Museum offers free program for senior citizens

    The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will begin offering free monthly programs for area senior citizens. “We have had several calls recently asking for special programs for seniors, and while we can adapt most of our school programs for any group, we …

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  • Judge Hart to speak at AARP

    Arkansas State Supreme Court Judge Jo Hart will be the guest speaker at the Batesville chapter AARP’s monthly meeting at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in the lower level. She will discuss events happening in the state court. The meeting is open to …

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  • Ride to support breast cancer awareness

    Local Rebel Creed riders will “ride for a cause” Saturday with all proceeds going to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The ride will start at Hawgs Exxon in Batesville with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $10 a person. Participants will leave …

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  • Batesville to host ‘Fields of Faith’

    Batesville School District’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host “Fields of Faith” at Pioneer Stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday, joining thousands of other students in the nationwide event where students share their faith with others. “While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s activity group to meeting

    An autism/Asperger’s activity group is beginning in Batesville for ages 18 to 30. The meeting will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at the corner of St. Louis and Oak streets (710 South St. Louis St.) in Batesville. …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • Rehobeth Baptist marks 187 years

    Rehobeth Baptist Church in Moorefield will celebrate 187 years during homecoming on Sunday. Rehobeth is the oldest ongoing Southern Baptist church in Arkansas, according to a news release. The noon meal will be served on the grounds, and the Mercy River Boys will be in …

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  • Relay for Life Kickoff set

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life Kickoff Event will be a drop-in from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Participants will learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society and will be able to pick up …

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