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Woman refuses to speak during video court appearance

A Briarcliff woman with a history of attacking people both inside and outside the Baxter County jail, and for sitting mute during court appearances continued her silent treatment during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court recently.Twenty-nine-year-old Vanessa Renee Henschel appeared on a video hookup from the McPherson Unit of the state prison system at Newport where she is serving time on an earlier conviction.
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Open Door Bird Sanctuary presents Raptor Rambles: Discover Daytime Raptors

Jacksonport, Wis. (May 16, 2022) – Open Door Bird Sanctuary is bringing back the Raptor Rambles, a pair of fun and family friendly events. The first event on Friday June 10 will be an opportunity to meet and learn about daytime birds of prey. Between 11am–1pm, you can enjoy a picnic lunch and then take your Raptor map and head out on the trail of discovery. Small groups will find their way to various daytime raptors and more while exploring our unique and easy to walk trails that wind throughout the sanctuary’s 33 acres. The resident raptors will be with a handler who will clue you in on all the cool things about their bird. It’s a great way to see other parts of the sanctuary that you haven’t visited or a great way to discover ODBS for the first time.
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United Way expands FoodShare token program to Jacksonport

There will be a second Farmer’s Market in Door County where you can use your FoodShare dollars this summer. The United Way of Door County announced this week that it would be offering its token program at the Jacksonport Farmer’s Market this year in addition to the Sturgeon Bay Farm Market. Foodshare/Snap beneficiaries can exchange their funds for one-dollar tokens that can be redeemed for eligible items at participating vendors. By increasing access to locally grown produce, Community Impact Coordinator Shauna Blackledge says the token program is a win-win for everybody.

Obituary: John Everett Thompson

John Everett Thompson of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the age of 75. He was born October 22, 1946, in Newport, the son of Everett Forest and Emogene (Jones) Thompson, Jr. He was a retired construction worker. He married Miss Alline Carpenter on June...

Obituary: Raezel Fanaie Phillips

Raezel Fanaie Phillips of Newport, Arkansas departed this life on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Unity Health Hospital in Newport, Arkansas at the age of thirty-five after a brief illness. Raezel was the daughter of Nina Kay Phillips and the late Kendrick Simpson. She was born on December 2, 1986,...

Obituary: Darrell Eugene Mitchell

Darrell Eugene Mitchell, 82, of Searcy passed away May 10, 2022.

He was born July 18, 1939 in Bradford to Clelan and Grace (Sexton) Mitchell. Darrell was a Chief Radio Man in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. He enjoyed watching old western movies, singing songs, and watching the San Diego Chargers. He also liked to go fishing, take beautiful drives, and attend Bible study. 


Obituary: Rachel Genevieve Lassiter

Rachel Genevieve Lassiter of Diaz, Ark., departed this life on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born October 3, 1930 in the Denton Island Community, the daughter of Robert and Chister Ion (Turner) Guffey. Mrs. Lassiter was saved in September of 1949 at Greenhaw Community...

Arkansas athletes gather for start of Special Olympics

SEARCY, Ark. — This summer-like heat has crushed previous records. That's not the only record being broken though, so are the hundreds of Arkansas athletes competing in this year's Special Olympics. "I was nervous when I got up this morning, but I quickly just made that disappear," said Travis...

Obituary: Janet Moser

Janet Moser, 62, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2022. She was born in Newport, Ark,, on March 13, 1960, to Willis and Nomie Terry. Janet was a proud Christian who loved attending her church of 16 years, Cave Creek Church of God. She was a giver with a heart of gold. Janet never met a stranger and was always willing to help or pray for others before she would think of herself. When she wasn’t working, as she was a very hard worker, she loved to ride her spider motorcycle with her husband, Robert. Janet also loved food and baking for others. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially with her husband and sons. She also enjoyed going to family get-togethers and spoiling her nieces and nephews. Janet was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished by those that loved her.