• Cave City mulls penny tax

    CAVE CITY — During its recent regular meeting, the Cave City Council discussed the possibility of scheduling a 1-cent sales tax election, according to the minutes of the meeting. Alderman Ed Turnbough reported that such a tax, if approved by voters, could possibly bring in …

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  • Former resident works memorabilia auction

    When a copy of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album autographed by The Fab Four surpassed an unprecedented $200,000 March 30 former Batesville resident Garry Shrum was there, on the phone with the second-highest bidder who at $240,000 told him, “Man, my …

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  • Cat food burglar strikes again

    He’s back. The alleged cat food burglar who said he took the food for his mamma cat and kittens last week hit the same store again. Raymond Scott West was caught with two cans of Friskies cat food with a value of $1.21, according to …

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  • Literacy fest goes Scottish

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School’s recent annual literacy festival took on a Scottish flair, culminating students’ study of the culture with games, food, dioramas and presentations. The fifth annual event included mock Highland Games designed by the law enforcement academy and officer Matt Churchwell. Local …

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  • Aerospace Camp open to students in grades 7-12

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host Aerospace Camp this summer to “introduce students to the exciting world of aviation,” according to a news release. Dates are July 8-12 for junior high (entering grades 7-9) and July 15-19 for senior high (entering …

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  • Cleburne Co. wreck claims life

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Heber Springs teen died as the result of a one-vehicle wreck on state Highway 210 at Heber Springs about 9:50 p.m. Thursday, said Arkansas State Police Cpl. Mark Holland, the investigating officer. He said Natalie Noel Tvedten, 16, of 140 Winkley …

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  • Student selected for D.C. tour

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne High School junior will be heading to the nation’s Capitol this summer as part of the 2013 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour. Drake Cooper has been selected to participate in the program started in 1958 when then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson …

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  • Stroke awareness is topic

    White River Medical Center in Batesville is hosting a free Community Health Education event on “Stroke Awareness” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. Dr. Glen Knowles will be the guest speaker. …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the main courtroom in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to consider a light agenda. The justices will hear reports from elected officials.

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  • Clinic to hold open house

    SOUTHSIDE — The new Southside ARCare health clinic will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the facility, 110 Camp Tahkodah Road. The clinic, which opened earlier this year, serves the Southside School District, surrounding community and is open year-round. Door …

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  • Elder law meeting set

    Attorney Dennis Wilson will be the speaker for the Batesville chapter of AARP’s monthly luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in the lower level. Wilson, who is from Little Rock, will speak on elder law and how to protect one’s assets. …

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  • Concord council meets Monday

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Concord Community Center, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. One citizen has requested to be on the agenda. In order to discuss any issue or make a presentation to the council, citizens must …

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