• Railroads to be topic at Civil War round table’s annual banquet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. This is a different time, as the May meeting is the culmination of the organization’s year and is the annual …

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  • SHS composite books available

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District is selling copies of a book compiled of all its senior composite photos from 1949-2012. The 64-page books are $20 each. For more information including how to order call Malcom Long, girls basketball coach, at (870) 307-1848.

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  • Teen seeks advice from drivers

    As a child Hazelynn Shettles was always taking things apart to see how they worked, but she was never allowed in her Pappie’s shop except to bring him coffee, sit and watch. Today, the 17-year-old loves to get her hands dirty alongside her grandfather Jimmie …

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  • Flight attendant goes back to school at age 40, becomes attorney

    Sonya Platt used to think she was too old for college but that was before she lost her father, who on a small-town barber’s pay, had saved enough money to put her through law school. She decided to go and fulfill her dream and her …

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  • Food drive is Saturday

    Come Saturday, Batesville letter carriers will be picking up more than the mail. The local post office will hold its annual food drive for Batesville Help and Hope that Saturday, and officials are asking for the public’s help with the largest one-day food drive in …

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  • Stolen car found

    ASH FLAT — A St. Louis man driving a stolen vehicle was caught in Cave City about 11:24 p.m. Thursday when Cave City officer Dewayne Engle stopped the 2003 Pontiac four-door car for having no license plate, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. When Engle …

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  • Man confesses to crimes

    WALNUT RIDGE — Cody Smith, 20, of Weiner was arrested Thursday by Lawrence County authorities for shoplifting and possession of stolen property in Lawrence and Craighead counties, although the officers sought him out to ask him about a crime in a third county, said Sheriff …

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  • Portia man arrested for drugs

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s officer arrested Michael Huskey, 19, of Portia on Thursday for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture (marijuana), delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, said Sheriff …

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  • ‘Star Wars’ to be shown at Riverside Park

    iHeartBatesville.com will be showing the family classic “Star Wars” at 8:30 p.m. Friday on a big screen at Riverside Park in Batesville.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. There will also be a Wookie calling contest and a Star Wars …

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  • Education Initiative marks third year – $15K in mini-grants to be awarded

    Applications are now being accepted from educators in the Batesville School District to share in $15,000 in grant money through the third annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative. The deadline for applications to be submitted is June 3. “Citizens Bank is proud to support our educators …

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  • Ozark Gateway celebrates Tourism Week on second Friday

    This year National Tourism Week coincides with downtown Batesville’s Second Friday Frolic on Friday. The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council is planning an all-day celebration integrating the two events. It will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and introduction, followed by comments from …

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  • Open house scheduled at oncology clinic

    Batesville Oncology Clinic, offices of Drs. Raman Desikan and Muhammad Khan, is now open in its new location on the ground floor of White River Medical Center. The entrance is on the east side of the hospital building at the end of the East Tower …

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