• Man drowns in Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says a man drowned while swimming in Heber Springs over Memorial Day weekend. The sheriff’s office says the incident was reported Sunday afternoon at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. Authorities say the victim was a 40-year-old …

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  • Hundreds turn out to mourn teen found dead

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Hundreds of family and friends turned out at the Walnut Ridge basketball gym for funeral services for a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in the Black River nearly a month after she disappeared. Services were held Saturday for Sidney Randall. …

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  • Summer food program nears

    The Batesville School District will hold its free summer meal program for those under 18 beginning June 3 at the preschool campus, 1900 Lyon St. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon on …

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  • Tax talk tops Cave City Council agenda tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall/community building to continue to discuss the possibility of scheduling a 1-cent sales tax election, said Mayor Ron Burge. Last month, Alderman Ed Turnbough reported that such a tax could …

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  • Council to honor retiree, consider annexation

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to recognize Otis Harper for his 16 years of service. Harper retired on May 22. The council will consider an ordinance to annex a tract of land on General Street, east of Highway …

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  • Artwork donation

    Maggie Goodall (left) and Sarah Rudd stand by the painting they created and donated to White River Medical Center. Goodall and Rudd, recent Batesville High School graduates, painted the mural in their EAST (Environmental And Spatial Technologies) class, where students work to find ways to …

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  • Cancer survivor banquet set

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life will have its annual survivor banquet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Registration will begin at 5. The event is to honor those who are fighting cancer or have won the battle against cancer. …

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  • Block party planned

    A neighborhood block party hosted by Calvary Baptist Church will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church recreation area at the corner of 18th and Porter streets. The event, originally planned for May 11, is free and open to the public …

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  • Fly tying seminar to be held

    HEBER SPRINGS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center will hold a Fly Tying Seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Participants must be 12 or older. Call (501) 362-9067 in advance to sign up. The center is located at …

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  • Board of commissioners to meet

    The White River Regional Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will have its quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill restaurant in Batesville.

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  • Lyon hosts Scottish Arts Summer School

    The Lyon College Scottish Arts Summer School will be June 9-14 on the Lyon College campus. An Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) Progressive Certification Program will be offered at the end of the week. Students will be able to study piping with some …

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  • Bray named to Hendrix list

    CONWAY — An area student has made the spring 2013 Dean’s List at Hendrix College, according to a news release. Natasha Kenzie Bray is a sophomore from Pleasant Plains.

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