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Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the state and nation, the district is preparing its students for not only the upcoming PARCC …

In Other News

Batesville board OKs plans, budget cuts

The Batesville School Board is seeking answers. In a special meeting on Friday afternoon, the board agreed to authorize Jackson …

Citywide yard sales set

Concord CONCORD — Concord will have a city wide yard sale Friday and Saturday. In case of rain, the sale …

Heber Springs Chamber to host business expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The 12th Annual Business Expo will be hosted by the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce from 11 …

Ozarka to host book sale

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will host its annual Friends of the Paul Weaver Library book sale from 8 …

Cedar Ridge awarded $30K grant for play area

CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary School has again been awarded a $30,000 Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grant, this time to renovate …

News of Other Days

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Monthly meeting announced

SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its monthly and annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the …

Independence County holds annual 4-H Awards Program

Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2014 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet on Sept. 16 at the University of Arkansas Community …

Sports

Southside sweeps visitors in v-ball

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside volleyball teams swept Cedar Ridge in all divisions Monday in non-conference volleyball matches at Southside Gymnasium. …

BJHS volleyballers take two from Annie Camp

Batesville took two from Annie Camp in non-conference junior high volleyball action Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Lady …

Hurricane outscores Pioneers in junior varsity football

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off the Batesville Pioneers for a …

Donkey basketball game set for Oct. 11

BROCKWELL — Izard County High School is scheduled to host a donkey basketball game at the elementary school gymnasium in …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 30 – October 2, 2014.

Television puts hold on Razorback vs. Tide

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — CBS has exercised a six-day option on the upcoming Alabama at Arkansas football game. The Razorbacks will …

Strong accepts underdog role against Baylor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas Coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted …

Sports Briefs

College football ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to …