• Cancer Care Center gets upgrade; open house scheduled for Monday

    The new Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator is up and running at the White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center. The linear accelerator is the machine that delivers radiation during cancer treatment. It is most often used in treatment of head and neck, breast, lung and …

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  • Sharp County roads open

    ASH FLAT — Girtman Road and Schales Road that were closed due to flooding in Sharp County are now open, Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne has announced.

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  • Ozark Gateway to hold event at new location

    The Ozark Gateway Region will celebrate National Tourism Day, the tourism’s new office grand opening and the Annual Leo Rainey Tourism Appreciation Event beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 453 Batesville Blvd. (in the curve of the road at the south end of the White …

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  • Melbourne hires new principal

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Elementary’s assistant principal will become Melbourne High School’s new principal next school year. The Melbourne School Board recently voted to hire Jim Carroll for the role which is currently held by Kelly Powell, who is retiring. In other business, the board re-hired …

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  • Mounted patrol meeting slated

    An organizational meeting regarding a mounted patrol in Independence County has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Community Bank, according to Kathy Schutz. She said volunteers from White County will be coming to talk about forming a mounted patrol in this county. For …

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  • 5K to raise scholarship money for single parent scholarship

    MELBOURNE — The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County is hosting a 5K Run/Walk to raise money for scholarships. The 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 17 on the Melbourne Court Square. Entry forms may be picked up in Melbourne at …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s  to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. The group meets the first Saturday of each month. The craft activity will be …

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  • Beginners cross stitch offered by River Valley Needle Works

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Community Room, located at 285 E. College Ave. in Batesville. A beginners’ counted cross stitch class will be taught by Toy Siler. All materials needed except scissors will …

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  • Strawberry Fire Department chicken supper is Saturday

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will have a chicken supper with all the fixings from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 11 and free for age 4 and under. Carry-out meals will …

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  • Weston holds spring recital

    Weston Music Studio will present its Spring Recital Festival themed “The Animal Kingdom” on Saturday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Recitals featuring piano and vocal soloists will begin at 3 and 6 p.m. with the …

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  • Reunion planning to be held

    NEWARK — A meeting to plan the 2015 all-school reunion of Cedar Ridge School will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria in Newark. All alumni of school districts that have annexed or consolidated with Cedar Ridge School District are …

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  • Safe Passage plans summer-long raffle

    MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. will hold a summer-long raffle to raise funds for its domestic violence/sexual assault programs in Izard and Fulton counties. Prizes start with a week-long stay at Crownpoint Resort in Horseshoe Bend valued at $900. Prizes also include 27 gift certificates, …

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