• Restitution ordered

    ASH FLAT — A woman who took money from a Sharp County bank is on probation and ordered to pay back the thousands she took. Deborah R. Fry of Hardy was ordered to pay back $36,555 in restitution to FNBC. According to court documents she …

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  • Council wants official ICYAA directive

    The quest for additional softball fields at the newly-expanded North Complex is not over. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard an update from Alderman Chris Poole on the softball committee meeting held Monday night at the North Complex, saying the committee had received several …

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  • City to screen free movie

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” of the year at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Lego Movie,” which is rated PG and stars the voice talents of Chris …

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  • Rock This House tickets still available; seating limited

    ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for this year’s Rock This House women’s conference, set for July 25-26 at Ash Flat Church of Christ. Rock This House will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 26 and 8:30 a.m. July 27. Seating is limited, and …

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  • Cave City sets public meeting

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City will hold a public meeting at city hall at 6 p.m. July 3 to seek input about potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for 2015. “Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities …

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  • Melbourne board hires new athletic director

    MELBOURNE — Hiring personnel, reassigning duties and accepting resignations topped the agenda at Melbourne School Board’s recent meeting. Resignations were accepted from athletic director, assistant principal and high school girls’ basketball coach Tim Massey and Olivia Morris, physical education teacher and peewee basketball coach at …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Civil War Day Camp, 9 a.m.-noon; Fish ID and techniques, 5:30 p.m. Jacksonport State Park, Jacksonport. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13), …

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  • Vacation Bible schools set for upcoming weekend

    Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Goin’ Fishin’.” Activities will include lessons, crafts, games, music and a bounce house. Snacks and lunch will be …

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  • Curves has new owner

    Kaila Hurley, the new owner of Curves of Batesville, said she’s proof the program works and new clients can expect to lose 5-8 pounds in the first week. Hurley, a former client of the program, recently purchased the business and has added the Curves Complete …

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  • Harding names grads

    SEARCY — Several area students were among more than 750 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises in May, according to a news release. The include: Batesville — Briley Burdin, bachelor of arts in early childhood education with a teaching licensure; Shelby …

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  • Family reunions scheduled in surrounding area

    Layne, Hoaney EVENING SHADE — The Layne and Hoaney families will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Campground Community Building, located between Evening Shade and Ash Flat. The meal will be potluck. The event is open to all family and friends.   Rose, James CAVE …

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  • Jackson to mark 80 years

    GAINESBORO — Mary Frances Jackson will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Bluff Community Building near Gainesboro. Jackson was born June 27, 1934, in the Gainesboro community. She is the daughter of Fred and Eva Jackson. She has a brother, Bill …

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