• Reports top council agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hear a number of reports and one recognition. The agenda includes recognition of David McQuary for his fundraising efforts for Special Olympics, a proclamation naming April 9 as National Service Recognition …

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  • Preschool enrollment set

    NEWARK — Preschool registration for the 2013-14 year at the Cedar Ridge School District has been scheduled for April 15-19, according to a news release. Cord-Charlotte and Oil Trough early childhood programs will register children from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days on each …

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  • Spring is trying to spring

    Daffodils bloom at the White River Community Garden on Myers Street in Batesville, while Bradford pears and tulips are another sign that spring is trying to spring. Some gardens may have gotten zapped by a late freeze this year, but for the most part it …

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  • Police take report of injured baby

    Police were called to White River Medical Center around 10 Wednesday night regarding a 4-month-old child in the emergency room with several injuries, according to a report by Independence County Deputy Aaron Moody. In the report, Moody said he responded to the call where he …

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  • Jewelry, electronics, tools taken in burglary

    After having been away from her Red Thomas Lane residence in the Charlotte area for approximately a month, Melissa Fike told police she arrived at the residence around noon Monday to find the back door standing open and numerous items missing. Fike saw that the …

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  • Sex offender fails to register

    Newport — A sex offender who failed to register as required by law has been arrested in Jackson County, according Lt. Patrick Weatherford, Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Loman Clark, 30, of Newport was arrested Tuesday for failure to comply with registration and reporting …

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  • Sheriff: Check is a scam

    MELBOURNE — If it sounds too good to be to true, then it probably is, says Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. He said some residents have been receiving checks in the amount of $3,850. They are asked to deposit the checks in their bank that …

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  • Some retire, some rehired at Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board on March 25 agreed to accept resignations from several employees, reassigned five others, then rehired all non-probationary certified staff wishing to return next year, said Superintendent Steven Green. Personnel decisions were made following an executive (closed) session. …

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  • Batesville School Board recognizes aide, EAST

    Considered by one nominator to “be the heart of Sulphur Rock,” Johnnie Moore, a Title I aide at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary, was recently named the March recipient of the Citizens Bank Above And Beyond Award. Citizens Bank and the Batesville School District created the …

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  • Cherokee rotary club to host Bingo Madness

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Quad Cities Rotary Club will host an inaugural Bingo Madness fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Elks Lodge, located at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. General admission tickets include …

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  • Trap teams prepare for state tourney

    School trap shooting teams from all over northern Arkansas will be converging on Batesville this weekend as hundreds of students compete in a local tournament to prepare them for state competition in a few weeks. The AYSSP (Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program) tournament begins at …

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  • National study searching for BHS classes of 1960-63

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty-three years after the landmark Project Talent study was first administered, researchers are seeking the classes of 1960-63 from Batesville High School to discover what became of their lives, according to a news release. In 1960, Project Talent assessed the aptitudes and …

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