• Meeting planned regarding European trip

    Ashley Walker, Arkansas’ 2004 U.S. Department of Education American Star of Teaching and an English teacher at Batesville High School, will take a group of students to explore Europe during the 2014 summer vacation. The trip is open to local students entering 10th through 12th …

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  • BHS drama announces cast for ‘The Wizard of Oz’

    The Batesville High School Drama Pioneer players will present the classic, “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Batesville School District Auditorium on Water Street. Performance times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission …

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  • Special performance set

    Chuck Crain from Presley’s Branson and RFD TV will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. “Being able to sing of my lord and savior every night and add a ray of hope to people …

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  • Saddle Up for St. Jude trail ride is Saturday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Second Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride will be Saturday  at the Rafter D Ranch in Mount Pleasant. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. A minimum $10 donation is required to participate in the day’s events, and some activities …

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  • Hillcrest files available

    STRAWBERRY — Students who received special education while attending Hillcrest School in 2008 may pick up their files containing confidential information. This applies to students who have graduated, moved, were dismissed or were referred for special services. To arrange to pick up files, call Peggy …

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  • Church plans convention

    The New Testament House of Prayer at 486 River St. in Batesville will hold its 20th annual convention Friday through Sunday. Pastor Roy Ford Sr. will officiate. Friday’s service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Information concerning times and activities for the following days will be …

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  • State park to hold fishing workshop

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will have a Kids Fishing Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those attending will meet at the Visitor Center before going to White River to fish. Fishing poles are available for those who do not have one. Participants age …

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  • Garden club hosts event

    HARDY — Hardy Garden Club will sponsor its fifth annual April Event at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Hardy Gym, located at 203 School St. in Hardy. Garden seminars will feature harvesting, saving and starting heirloom seeds, and the seeds will be available for purchase. …

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  • Freezer cooking workshop to be held

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a one-evening freezer cooking workshop on from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Instructor for this course, Jennifer Cannon, has struggled in the past with having enough family time, let alone time to prepare a meal …

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  • Club news

    Arkansas Society Colonial Dames The 64th State Conference of the Arkansas Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century was held recently in the Bush/Reagan Room of the Holiday Inn Presidential in Little Rock. The theme for the conference was: “Be Open to Possibilities.” Host chapter was Col. …

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  • Quilters guild slates class

    SEARCY — The White County Quilters Guild will host quilt designer and teacher Flavin Glover in a lecture, trunk show of her quilts and a six-hour workshop. The lecture and trunk show, titled “A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts” will be at 7 p.m. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The 1927 flood in Batesville was part of The Great Flood of 1927 that affected many states including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. However, Arkansas suffered the worst destruction. The United States secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, called the flood “America’s …

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