• Cave City hires new police chief

    CAVE CITY — The resignation of Cave City Police Chief Aaron Presser was accepted during a special council meeting Monday and Independence County sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Stephens was hired to fill the position, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner, who has been moderating council meetings …

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  • Cedar Ridge school may hike millage

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb will recommend the Cedar Ridge School Board consider a millage increase, that if approved, would allow the district to hire two full-time resource officers starting next school year. Members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

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  • Sandage to retire, again

    After Larry Sandage retired in 2002, he found himself working harder than ever. So, he went back into the workforce. Now, he’s decided to give retirement another try — and hopefully, take things a little more leisurely this time. Sandage is retiring from White River …

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  • Personnel to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the middle school library to discuss the possibility of hiring a resource officer for the 2013-14 school year, according to an agenda for the meeting. Superintendent Steven Green’s contract for …

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  • Contract to be considered

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will discuss Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson’s contract for the 2013-14 school term when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. In other personnel discussions, the directors …

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  • Airport eyes wash station

    The Batesville Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the terminal building. Engineer Bob Chatman will give an update on the runway safety project. The commission will also discuss the 2013 budget, tree removal in approaches and plane wash station as proposed by …

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  • School sets variety night

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary will host a variety show and art exhibit at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. Teachers and students will perform. A silent auction …

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  • Parkinson’s group to meet

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The meeting will center around new medications for Parkinson’s as well as supplements which have proven helpful in slowing progression of the …

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  • ‘Warm stuff’ yard sale set

    A “free warm stuff” yard sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at North Heights Church of Christ Annex Building, located on Warrior Road in Batesville above the fairgrounds. Coats, blankets and clothing will be given away. This is a community service …

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  • Child care training class offered

    ASH FLAT — Free training is being offered for early childhood professionals and educators, foster parents and others interested in learning more about caring for young children by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early …

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  • Scholarship apps ready

    MELBOURNE — Applications for the Billy Ray Nix Memorial scholarship and the North Central Arkansas District Fair scholarship to graduating seniors in the seven-county district fair area are currently available online at www.ncadistrictfair.org, according to a news release. Students in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, …

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  • Dance academy sets free class

    A free “open master class” in modern and contemporary dance taught by Stephanie Thibeault, associate professor of dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be held from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Arkansas Dance Theater academy at 206 …

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