• Separating the sexes – Gender-based classes getting trial run at Newark Elementary

    NEWARK — This school year Newark Elementary sixth-grader Hayley Newberry might be less afraid to answer a question — worried she’ll be teased by a boy if it’s wrong. “(Last year) I got an answer wrong and they laughed at me,” she said, sitting with …

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  • Free prostate cancer screening a success

    A total of 269 men participated in Tuesday’s free prostate cancer screening held at White River Medical Center. The event was hosted by WRMC, Dr. John Allgood, Dr. Hunter Brown, Dr. Rob Emery, Dr. K. Raman Desikan and Dr. Muhammad A. Khan. “We appreciate the …

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  • Film recalls president’s visit to city

    A locally-produced 10-minute documentary of President Harry S. Truman’s visit to Batesville in the early 1950s will be shown for the first time at the Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the event is open to the …

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  • ‘El Pionero’ raises $700 for literacy

    The “El Pionero” Pioneer Bike Ride for Literacy, organized by Centro Cristiano in honor of the church’s eighth anniversary, raised $700 for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. Approximately 40 adults and 10 children turned out for the Aug. 25 ride. Both novice and experienced bikers …

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  • School elections to be Tuesday

    Arkansas’ annual school board elections will be held Tuesday. The Batesville School District has the only area school board that will have a polling site open until 7:30 that night. It will be at the First United Methodist Church, 615 E. Main. Early voting ends …

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  • Liberty Bank expands

    Liberty Bank of Batesville is expanding its operations to include a new 4,700-square-foot facility at 1895 Harrison St. in Batesville in front of the former Walmart building, according to Liberty Community Bank President Kevin Rose. During a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning Rose told a gathering …

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  • Christian clinic gets new building

    Only in its third year of service and the Christian Health Center of Batesville not only has outgrown its current facility, it has purchased its own building and is currently conducting renovation with the help of community volunteers. The building is located at 750 Lawrence …

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  • Prom fundraiser to be held

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School junior class will host a barbecue from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to raise money for the school prom. Tickets are $7. The dinner includes barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, potatoes, roll and drink. For more information call Bryce Cash …

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  • Jacksonport State Park slates Dutch oven workshop

    JACKSONPORT — A Dutch oven workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 in the picnic area at Jacksonport State Park, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. The park interpreters will discuss methods on how to use and maintain a Dutch …

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  • WRPDD board meeting set

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the Chief Elected Officials Committee have been scheduled for Thursday at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay. The Solid Waste Management District …

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  • Shaw receives funds

    STRAWBERRY — Joshua Shaw, a recent graduate of Hillcrest High School, has been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 2012-13 school year from the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, according to a news release. Selection criteria included scholastic achievement, school activities, community …

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  • C-Ridge awarded $10K

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School has been awarded $10,000 through an Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grant in a competitive application process supported by Arkansas’ Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Tobacco Excise Tax  to implement a school garden, according to a news release. “These …

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