Driver cited after accident

February 3, 2006 Three local teens were taken to White River Medical Center Thursday afternoon after their Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the road and into a water filled ditch near Bethesda. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Creating memorable characters discussed

February 1, 2006 When writing quality fiction, it’s imperative to let the characters tell the story, and for the writer to remain invisible to the reader, an acclaimed novelist and short story writer said Tuesda