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Friday, September 25, 2020

Larry Shaw Race Cars tops IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup contest

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LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 25) – Larry Shaw Race Cars was on the receiving end of three prestigious awards at Saturday’s International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) national banquet. The Batesville, Ark., chassis builder won the 2017 Manufacturers’ Cup, with the top point total among the...

Cord Area Man Accused of Pulling Shotgun on Water Dept. Employees

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Two employees of the Dota Water Department told authorities they were threatened with a gun by a customer when they came to the man’s residence to turn off water service due to non-payment for water usage. The incident occurred Monday afternoon when the two...

Burn Ban Still in Effect Throughout the Area

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A lack of sufficient rainfall over the past three months has put several states in the country’s mid-section under burn bans, including Arkansas. Outside burning of any kind is included in this ban. On average, under a half-inch rainfall in the area has...

Mountain Home man killed in Baxter County accident

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A Mountain Home man died Thanksgiving day in a two-car collision on Hwy. 62 E. at Hwy. 101 N in Baxter County. Arkansas State Police noted a 2001 Mazda was travelling west on Hwy. 62 and a 2004 Buick was travelling east. The...

Juveniles Arrested After Daughter Allegedly Swipes Mom’s Car

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Two Independence County juveniles, a male and a female, ended up in the county’s juvenile detention center last week after the female apparently took her mother’s car without permission. A third juvenile in the vehicle was release to their mother’s care. The three were...

‘Main Street Batesville Cash Giveaway’ Currently Underway

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Main Street Batesville is giving area shoppers the opportunity to win some extra cash this holiday season. Shoppers can pick up a “Hometown Passport” at any Main Street merchant and begin collecting stamps on their passports by visiting the Main Street businesses. Once...

Active Shooter Response Training Scheduled for Tuesday

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An active shooter response training course is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Believers Community Church, 3645 N. St. Louis St., in Batesville. The event is open to the public, free, and begins at 6 p.m. The presenters said the training will teach...

Batesville City Council agenda announced for Tuesday

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Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meet will feature a lifesaving award presentation involving the recent shooting of a Batesville Police officer. BPD Chief Alan Cockrill will make the presentation during the regular meeting of the council. Also on the agenda: Recognition of Johnny...

‘A Very Melba Christmas’ returns to the Melba

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The Melba Theater is once again hosting “A Very Melba Christmas,” a series of 12 Christmas classics back on the big screen and presented at no charge. “Last year’s attendance exceeded expectations and many of our shows were at full capacity,” said Adam Curtwright,...

Operation Christmas Child boxes collected and shipped

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Members of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville loaded a trailer full of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoe Boxes Tuesday, Nov. 21. The boxes contained items such as stuffed animals, children's clothing, and toys and will be given to underprivileged kids. The church members noted...

Hurricane causes statewide shortage of IV bags

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Hospitals nationwide are facing a shortage of IV bags, and Arkansas hospitals are feeling the squeeze. A Puerto Rico plant that manufactures bags for intravenous therapy was knocked out in the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recently...