• NADT students receive awards

    Students of the North Arkansas Dance Theatre were recently awarded Patrick Crommett Memorial scholarships, according to a news release. Lauren Gunderman won the top award of $500. Lauren Cambias and Cara Smith each received a $250 scholarships. The scholarship was established in 2006 to honor …

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  • UofA releases lists

    FAYETTEVILLE — The names of all University of Arkansas undergraduate students who earned a place on the Chancellor’s or Dean’s lists for the spring, 2012 semester, are now posted on the university’s Academic Achievement webpage, http://newswire.uark.edu/academic.aspx. To be on the Chancellor’s List a student must …

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  • BHS alumnus graduates college

    WATERVILLE, Maine — Rasheeq Jahan of Batesville was one of 465 seniors who recently graduated from Colby College, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. Jahan, the son of Md Kabir and Hasnat Jahan of Batesville, majored in English. He is a graduate of Batesville High …

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  • McKameys set to perform

    MELBOURNE — Award-winning Southern gospel artists The McKameys will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. The group has had 25 No. 1 hits, including a former song of the year, “God on the Mountain.” Tickets are $15 each and …

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  • Clothing giveaway is Saturday

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers give free knitting and crochet lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also …

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  • Nuckles family benefit planned

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A dinner, with admission by donations, and a dessert auction to benefit the Billy Nuckles family of Pleasant Plains will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Midland High School cafeteria, according to organizers. Nuckles recently had a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in the Batesville and surrounding area for Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2012.

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  • C-Ridge board meets Tuesday

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. An agenda includes the second reading concerning proposed changes in the student handbook, bids for a mower and commodities, and financial report. Meetings are open to …

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  • Board to hear update

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration office board room. Members will hear a high school expansion construction update and a report about progress being made to implement Common Core state standards.  Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Building program update on tap

    CONCORD — A building program update tops the agenda for Monday’s Concord School Board meeting which begins at 7 p.m. in the high school library, said Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson. The directors will also review School Choice applications for the upcoming term and consider proposed …

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  • Boil order lifted

    MELBOURNE — A boil order due to a leak that affected parts of the city of Melbourne has been lifted, according to officials.

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