Rotary seeks exchange students

November 12, 2008 Rotary Youth Exchange is looking for students interested in representing the United States as they visit foreign countries. The program is open to any student and even those who are home schooled.

Lab to determine cause of death

November 12, 2008 A blood sample taken from a woman found dead in her Cord home Tuesday morning is being sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

Woman arrested at local hospital

November 12, 2008 A woman who claimed to be at the emergency room so her child could get an allergy test was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct Sunday morning, according to a report filed with the


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Area Briefs

November 12, 2008 CR school board to meet NEWARK - The Cedar Ridge School District Board will meet tonight at 8:15 in the Central Office board room

Riot charges filed against nine incarcerated men

November 12, 2008 Toilet paper, clothing and paperback books were set on fire inside several cells at the Independence County jail on Nov. 3 when a riot broke out and the SWAT team was called to assist.

Teachers saddened by co-worker’s death

November 12, 2008 DESHA - The Batesville Preschool Desha campus was silent during nap time Tuesday and teachers took the opportunity to comfort each other after learning about the unexpected death of their co-worker

Fire department wants additional manpower

November 12, 2008 Local officials hope the city's new fire station will be completed in the next nine months, but the fire department is wanting three more full-time firefighters in the meantime.