Christmas Brings Hope under way

November 9, 2006 For 20 years, a group of people have set out to provide a little hope during the holiday season to those less fortunate.

Batesville grading system goes online

November 9, 2006 Soon Batesville parents will no longer need to worry about their child’s report card getting “lost” on the way home.

Veterans Day programs set

November 9, 2006 Several Veterans Day observances will take place in the Batesville trade area, including the dedication of a $250,000 memorial on Nix Ridge Road adjacent to the Ash Flat Ball Park.

Sharp voting machines have problems

November 8, 2006 ASH FLAT — Delay was winning the Sharp County election most of the evening Tuesday. No, not Gunner Delay, the GOP candidate for state attorney general.

Cone retains title

November 8, 2006 MELBOURNE — More than half of the registered voters wanted their voices heard in the elections in Izard County Tuesday.

Elumbaugh is new mayor

November 8, 2006  Southside will not incorporate at this time, Bill Hicks is still the Independence County judge, Rick Elumbaugh is the new Batesville mayor, the Batesville Fire Department got its one-eighth s

service news

November 8, 2006 Army Private Casey Dismuke has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Izard reports arrest

November 7, 2006 MELBOURNE — An attempted break-in at the Mount Pleasant Flash Market resulted in an arrest Tuesday, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

Criminal mischief leads to arrest

November 7, 2006 Several reports of theft and criminal mischief were reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend: