Nursing home to close March 3

February 2, 2006 SIDNEY — Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is expected to close in early March, Administrator Cathey Johnson confirmed this morning.

Nobles announces

February 2, 2006 Incumbent Independence County Circuit Court Clerk Claudia Nobles has formally announced her plans to seek re-election in the upcoming election.

Wreck claims one life

February 2, 2006 One man died and another moved to safety following a fiery head-on crash this morning on Highway 25 atop Brock Mountain near the Cleburne County line. 

Agency raises $302,794 so far in 2005 campaign

February 2, 2006 The United Way of Independence County hasn’t met its 2005 campaign goal of $350,000, but that doesn’t mean the agency has stopped its fund-raising efforts.

Midland up to $300,000

February 1, 2006 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Friends of Midland: Save Our School fund-raising group is getting closer to its goal of $400,000, which it believes it needs to save the Midland School District. 

Wal-Mart reports two shoplifters

February 1, 2006 Within a two-hour period two Batesville men went to jail Tuesday evening on charges of shoplifting music compact discs and DVD movies from Wal-Mart.

Deputy treasurer to run for county office

February 1, 2006 Independence County Chief Deputy Treasurer Linda Foreman has announced she will run for the treasurer’s position in the upcoming Democratic primary.

First Ozark Bridal Fair planned

February 1, 2006 New brides-to-be may be wondering where to go for breathtaking floral designs, how to hire a photographer or who in town carries elegant formal wear.