The Batesville Area Arts Council will feature musical guitarists Sharon Grady and Ginger Smith at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main from 6 -8 p.m. Friday during the 2nd Friday downtown wonder and wander walk.
A meet and greet will be held and artwork will be available including pottery, jewelry, wooden boards, paintings, drawings and photographs from many artists.
Jimmy and ReBecca Hooper of Cushman have announced the birth of a son at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock on Dec. 30, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds and has been named Baine Wilson Hooper.
Grandparents of the child are Larry and Teresa Wilson of Sidney and Tom and Kobie Edwards of Mount Pleasant.
Amed Gomez and Juana Perez, Chris and Jordin of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 5, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.4 ounces and has been named Mabeli Jyshel Gomez Perez.
Grandparents of the child are Moyses Gomez and Fransica Marin.
Great-grandparents are Juan Perez and Maria Cardova.
Mark Christopher and Jennifer Otero, Jessica and Kacey of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 7, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5.8 ounces and has been named Lily Lea-Ann Otero.
Grandparents of the child are James and Denise Otero of Searcy, David and Mary Christopher of Cave City and Daniel and Christine Petrucelli of Paramount, Calif.
Elijuah Bishop and Krystal Smith and Monique of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 6, 2012. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 10.7 ounces and has been named Makayla Ellise Bishop.
Grandmother of the child is Doris Jean Graves of Augusta.
Great-grandparents are Greg and Carolyn Bishop of Ocean Springs, Miss.
Bobby Roe Robertson, 81, of Batesville died Friday, January 6, 2012, in Batesville.
He was the son of Lee Pierce Robertson and Addie (Cook) Robertson.
Bobby retired as a truck driver with White River Bituminous. He had a “hobby” farm, and loved raising cattle, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.
Shirley Carol McCaleb, 76, of Batesville died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, in Batesville.
She was born July 17, 1935, in Batesville and was the daughter of William Claude Reaves and Minnie Irene (Travis) Reaves.
She was a graduate of Batesville High School and was Miss Batesville in 1954.
She had worked as a telephone operator in Batesville and was an employee of the Old Independence Regional Museum. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville.
The city of Batesville may not have another year like 2011 for a long time, at least as far as building permits are concerned.
The city had $113 million in permit valuations last year.
“That’s a record since I’ve been with the city,” Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure said. “No other year has even come close.”
The closest the city has previously come to that was in 2006, with $21 million.
“The permits are a good pulse of what’s going on — the hospital and industries are investing resources in their physical plants,” McClure said.
Judge finds money for 2 officers, wants to put alcohol tax on ballot; JPs tell fire chiefs to come up with tax proposal
Independence County may be getting two additional officers, after all.
In recent weeks, there has been much talk about the interlocal agreement between the county and city of Batesville, particularly how the city has maintained its number of officers while a previous county administration made cuts on its side. Those cuts have not been restored.
The girl who wanted one horse now cares for 13 horses, eight cows, 15 chickens and two cats.
As a child, Sandee Steiner said she would faithfully go along with her father to the grocery so she could ride the pony ride next door. Spending the summers riding in Montana at her aunt’s ranch only fueled her passion — or, as Steiner joked, her “addiction” — for horses. She said she agreed to marry her husband, Max, only if he bought her a horse, and he agreed to do so.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — USDA offices in Izard and Fulton counties are among those being targeted for closure under a cost-cutting plan announced this week by federal officials.
U.S. Department of Agriculture offices are scheduled to be closed in 10 Arkansas counties. The others are Benton, Bradley, Faulkner, Garland, Johnson, Lafayette, Logan and Pulaski counties.
The Wood-Lawn Inc. board has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new 140-bed nursing facility at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at 2800 Neeley St., beside Wildewood Independent Living Center.
The event is open to the public.
The 2 1/2-story complex will consist of a chapel, massage therapy room, two courtyards, as well as private and semi-private rooms. All rooms will feature full individual bath facilities and each bedroom will have a flat-screen TV.