Jerry Miller named Home Town Hero

July 25, 2008 Jerry Miller of Batesville has been declared a Home Town Hero by the Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, Ill,, according to a Modern Woodmen news release.

Teens arrested in string of burglaries

July 25, 2008 A juvenile and two teens have been arrested in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts in the Batesville area in the past month, according to Independence County Circuit Court court documents.

Area Briefs

July 25, 2008 Blanchard sets programs MOUNTAIN VIEW - Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, according to a news release.


July 25, 2008 Lillian Dianne King

Family & Friends Briefs

July 25, 2008 Bethesda to hold VBS BETHESDA - Bethesda Campground United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 1 for preschool through sixth grade.

Sweet Surrender to perform

July 25, 2008 CALICO ROCK - Sweet Surrender will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall, located at the junctions of state highways 5 and 56.

Girl collects money for St. Jude children

July 25, 2008 A girl with a big heart is asking people for donations to help the children at St. Jude Children's Hospital. She is set up at Flash Market in Batesville across from Quiznos today.

Scrap yard owner helps in theft crackdown

July 25, 2008 Scrap metal collectors who steal copper wire, railroad materials and other metal items are not welcome at J.W. Walker and Sons Scrap Metal Yard in Batesville.