• Simpson earns culinary arts certification

    MELBOURNE — Greg Simpson, an Ozarka College culinary arts student from Jonesboro, recently became a certified culinarian by the American Culinary Federation–Central Arkansas Division. Simpson completed the two-part test consisting of a practical and written portion at the Pulaski Tech South Campus on March 27. …

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  • Radio club to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Following the business session, …

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  • Marketing workshop offered

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will offer an email marketing workshop from 1-4 p.m. Thursday. “Email marketing is a cost-effective way to build relationships that drive business success,” a chamber release states. “In today’s challenging economic times, this cost advantage makes email marketing a …

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  • Area health center recognized

    ARcare of Batesville has been awarded the Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, according to a news release. ARcare is the first community health center in the nation to achieve this prestigious milestone under the Health Resources and …

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  • Recital is tonight

    Fusion Dance Academy will hold its spring dance recital at 7 tonight at the Batesville School District auditorium on Water Street. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for those 10 and under.

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  • Starnes joins FCB as VP

    Janie Starnes Janie Starnes, a 31-year veteran of banking, has joined First Community Bank of Batesville as vice president/trust officer, according to Chris Treat, vice president and trust department manager. Starnes is a certified corporate trust specialist and has been involved in the trust department …

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  • Club News

    Bethesda EHC BETHESDA — What is your favorite strawberry dessert? Nine members of the Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club and a guest responded to this question when answering roll call at the monthly meeting on May 15. Some of the answers included “just strawberries,” “strawberry pie,” …

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  • Vandals target park pavilion

    The Sulphur Rock City Park was a target of vandalism sometime in the past week, according to city officials. Deputy Shay Moore said she was dispatched to the park Monday morning where she observed all the locks and hasps removed from power outlet boxes at …

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  • Izard jail nets high marks

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Jail Standards Review Committee recently completed an in-depth review of the Izard County jail and found the facility to be in compliance with state standards, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said in a news release. The review consists of approximately 100 …

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  • PJ’s White River Lodge

    NORFORK -— When Les and Julie Stevens decided to make a change, it was a big one. The California couple accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city living found themselves drawn to a remote area in Arkansas and decided to reopen an abandoned lodge …

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  • DHS calls cops over beating

    Buddy Earl Mitchell ASH FLAT — A 42-year-old Evening Shade man was charged Friday in Sharp County Circuit Court with domestic battery in the second degree and violating an order of protection, according to court documents that are open to the public. Buddy Earl Mitchell …

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  • Big Brother, Big Sister win Arkansas competition

    Imagine being a 9-year-old girl with no woman in your life to talk to or learn from, That’s what Debra Johns was dealing with until Autumn Hunter came along. Five years ago Dekon Torrez, 13, had just moved to a new community and was having …

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