Drug charges filed

October 23, 2008 A man accompanying a woman who was being detained for possible shoplifting in Walmart has been charged with drugs, according to a circuit court affidavit.

Spanish teachers discuss school’s program

October 23, 2008 Conversational Spanish teachers gave a presentation about how they are teaching Spanish to students at Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and International Studies when the Batesville School Board

Man busted for marijuana

October 23, 2008 One of two men stopped by police early this morning went to jail for possession of several bags of marijuana, according to Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Ernie Gillihan.

Area Briefs continued…

October 23, 2008 'Barack-toberfest' announced This is an announcement that Lyon College Young Democrats will host a fundraiser Friday on the terrace of the Lyon Building.

Man may be reimbursed

October 23, 2008 JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - A bunch of mice turn out to be no match for the U.S. Mint. A southeast Missouri man is expected to be reimbursed for about $1,000 in bills that had been munched on by rodents.

Stocks turn higher as investors hunt for bargains

October 23, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street turned higher in erratic trading today as investors, while still nervous about growing signs of a weakening economy, picked up bargains from stocks that were beaten down

Family & Friends Briefs

October 23, 2008 Boo at the Zoo opens Friday LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock Zoo will present its 17th annual Boo at the Zoo starting Friday.