• Empty box just as fun as toys from catalog

    It’s that time of year — retailers are sending out toy catalogs and sale bills galore. I can remember when my siblings and I were little and the Sears or JC Penney wish books arrived at our house — oh the possibilities! The excitement! The …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Drug dealers are taking over To the Editor: As we hear of the drug lords running Mexico, I remember the words of the professor who taught the first course in marriage counseling at Arlington State, Dallas, Texas. He was interesting to listen to and had experience running the old …

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  • Veterans Day: Is anybody listening?

    Veterans Day brings to mind one of the favorite anecdotes of my late father, Lewis Tyree. Dad was inducted into the U.S. Army at the tail end of World War II. During basic training, the drill instructor demonstrated how to disarm a knife-wielding assailant. One …

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  • General Assembly takes up veterans affairs

    More than 250,000 veterans call Arkansas home. As we near Veterans Day, the 89th General Assembly extends its appreciation to every single Arkansan and their families who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country. Veteran’s affairs is a very personal issue for the General Assembly, …

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  • Six coaches bring ‘names’ to new college hoop jobs

    The coach of “Dunk City,” the first No. 15 seed to make it to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, has switched coasts. Andy Enfield has gone from Florida Gulf Coast to Southern California, and he’s not the only new coach in the …

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  • Velma Sutherland

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Velma Sutherland, 89, of Cherokee Village died Sunday, Nov. 3,  2013 at her home. Born May 25, 1924 in Frenchtown,  she was the daughter of Fred Cherry and Mintie Hackworth Cherry. She was united in marriage to Garl Sutherland on Aug. 2, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder early in the first quarter. Rodgers was hurt when he was sacked from behind by Bears defensive …

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  • Roger Leon Campbell – Paid Obituary

    Roger Leon Campbell, 72, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at White River Medical Center. Born on March 30, 1941 at LaGrange, Missouri, he was the son of Clarence Leon and Cleota Mae (Downs) Campbell. He was a flooring contractor and a member …

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  • Drugs found after police called to home

    Two men with injuries who called officers later found themselves in the midst of an investigation that resulted in drugs, money and handguns being confiscated. The incident started Thursday when Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Daniel Heflin was called to the area of Eighth and Rock …

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  • Two men held in theft case – One had Kubota key in pocket

    Two Baxter County men are being held on $50,000 bonds while officers piece together various incidents that may tie to thefts outside Independence County. The investigation started Thursday morning when Independence County was notified about an incident at the Batesville Water Department. Deputy Shay Moore …

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  • Library nixes bank facility

    The Independence County Library Board may agree the former Bank of America building to be a good location for a new library, but last week voted not to lease it, citing questions that still need answered and concerns that renovations would be too expensive. County …

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  • New plant owners discovering fraud

    Ryan Edward Harwood was just looking for a job when he learned he could not even get an interview because someone else was using his Social Security number. Harwood told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shay Moore he applied for a job at Pilgrim’s Pride and …

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