BIRTHS

November 14, 2008 Elijah Walter McGee

$1.5M in scholarships awarded

November 14, 2008 This past weekend, Lyon College awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to high school seniors from nine different states competing for an opportunity to earn full tuition to the college.

Nursing student recognized

November 14, 2008 MELBOURNE - Ozarka College practical nursing student Jack Huffmaster Jr. of Hardy was named White River Medical Center's Employee of the Month for October of 2008.

Area Briefs

November 14, 2008 Ranger Boats lays off 130 over credit-market woes

Burglary, mischief, arson reported

November 14, 2008 Local authorities are investigating a burglary that resulted in the loss of an expensive ring, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff's Department.

Items posted online

November 14, 2008 Looking for some valve actuators, scales or metal drum stands? The city of Batesville has 'em and is selling 'em online.