• Travelers tickets available

    Citizens Bank locations in Batesville are distributing 1,000 free tickets to “Batesville Appreciation Day” at the 2013 Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. The Texas League game against the Springfield Cardinals will be played at Dickey-Stephens Park, which is located on …

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  • Part of Rolling Hills Road closed

    ASH FLAT — Rolling Hills Road between Liberty Hill and Ridge Road closed this morning for road work and will remain closed until May 28, according to a news release from Sharp County Road Department Superintendent Dan Melbourne. The road is in central Sharp County. …

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  • Bray hired at UACCB

    Lynn Bray has been hired as administrative assistant for community and technical education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Bray has 25 years accounting and secretarial experience following her graduation from Manhattan Vocational Technical School in Kansas in 1986. She worked at …

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  • JPs to hear hydro report

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom located on the second floor of the Independence County Library building. The agenda includes reports from department heads and a representative from Hughes, Welch and Milligan will discuss the annual hydro …

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  • Cash mob location set

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce announced the Sonic in Southside, located at 50 Stanley Wood Drive, will be the “cash mob” site on Friday. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. customers will receive 10 percent off purchases and can register to win a $25 gift card. As …

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  • Meeting has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business meeting, said Mayor Rick Siler. The aldermen will hear monthly reports, review current bills and perhaps discuss the planned extension on the fire …

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  • Kiwanis satellite club formed

    The Kiwanis Club of Batesville is starting a Club Satellite, a section of the club whose members meet at a different time. The Club Satellite will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the River Room at Josie’s. Members will eat at their own expense …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The group will not meet in June or July. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents …

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  • Gumbo dinner offered

    HIGHLAND — Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service Foundation will have a gumbo dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Highland Fire Station, located at 1998 Highway 62-412 in Highland. The gumbo dinner with drink and dessert is $7.50. Gumbo only for carryout …

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  • Ozarka sets ceremonies

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will celebrate its 2013 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller auditorium on the Melbourne campus. Commencement speaker will be state Rep. Tommy Wren of Melbourne. Wren is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of …

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  • Reading program schedule given

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Library will host its summer reading program beginning June 5, meeting from 3-4 p.m. each Wednesday through June 26. Ages are 4-10. “Please come to the library and register your child as soon as possible,” the release states.

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  • Sulphur Rock principal focuses on simplicity

    One of my favorite quotes by Steve Jobs, the former CEO for APPLE, Inc. is, “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. …

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