Zook named ADED deputy director

April 2, 2007 LITTLE ROCK — Randy Zook of Melbourne has been named the deputy director of administration and finance of the Arkansas Department of Economic Development. Today is his first day on the job.

Armory displays weaponry

March 30, 2007 Soldiers with the 39th Brigade Combat Team, Bravo Company were on hand at the Arkansas Army National Guard Armory in Batesville Monday for an open house.  

Charges filed against woman who took gas money

March 30, 2007 A customer’s asking for a receipt has resulted in a Batesville woman’s losing her job and being charged with felony theft, according to records filed with the Independence County Circuit C

Local teens claim assault

March 30, 2007 Two local teens say they were assaulted in separate incidents in Batesville Thursday afternoon and night, according to police reports.

Midland financially improving

March 29, 2007 PLEASANT PLAINS — While Monday night’s monthly Midland School District public meeting was sparsely attended, those who did show learned the district plans to purchase two new buses this su

CASA searching for child advocates

March 29, 2007 The local chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA) has a new office manager and a new location. An open house will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at 345 Main St.

Wall of Honor unveiled

March 29, 2007 Jim Barnett may be the oldest standing member of the American Legion Post 114, but he has trouble finding the hut’s front door Tuesday evening as he arrives for the Legion’s Wall of Honor

Lifting others’ spirits

March 29, 2007 CAVE CITY — At age 87, Delmos Perkey and his son Dave visited a local nursing home where the elder Perkey knew several of the residents.