• Bank welcomes new mortgage lender

    Pam Heigle has joined the mortgage lending team at Merchants and Planters Bank, according to a news release. A mortgage lender with more than nine years experience, Heigle will offer options to customers looking to purchase or refinance their homes through the bank’s secondary mortgage …

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  • NADC to discuss grants

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Agenda items include a quarterly report, discussion of a Head Start grant and monitoring reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Diabetes group plans 2 meetings

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central diabetes center will hold a support group meeting at noon at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce and 5 p.m. at the Bad Boy Mowers conference room, 102 Industrial Drive, Batesville, on Thursday …

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  • Blanchard announces activities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns has several activities planned this week. • 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, amphitheater — Arkansas: The Rivers That Run Through It. Arkansas rivers offer lots of contrast: warm to cool, smooth to rough. This slide program examines the waters of the …

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  • Director leaves White River agency

    Ed Haas is gone. After being head of the White River Area Agency on Aging for 22 years, he is no longer with the company. But, no one is talking about why. Peggy Pearce who is acting as interim director, issued the following statement. “On …

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  • Cave City sees boom in new businesses

    CAVE CITY — With a new Dollar General store expected to open this summer and with the Bank of Cave City constructing a new multimillion dollar facility, Cave City is seeing its share of new businesses to serve a variety of needs.   Strawberry Poultry …

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  • WRHS hires chief info officer

    Gary L. Bebow, White River Health System administrator/CEO has announced the addition of Gary Paxson to the position of chief information officer. As chief information officer, Paxson has administrative responsibility for technical operations throughout White River Health System including electronic medical record telecommunications, networking and …

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  • Searcy man arrested in Izard Co. burglary

    MELBOURNE — A Searcy man was arrested June 9 on a warrant accusing him of entering a home at 4364 Highway 56, Brockwell, and taking items from the home as well as taking items from tractor-trailer truck parked at the residence. Izard County Sheriff Tate …

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  • Fire damages Newark apartments

    A fire that damaged two apartments on West Fourth Street in Newark Friday afternoon is being investigated after officials reportedly heard rumors of arson. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom said he responded to the fire scene around 3 p.m. and spoke with Newark Assistant Fire …

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  • Contestants to visit Batesville

    Local pageant contestants will be in Batesville from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday to sign autographs and pose for photos at A Formal Affair, 510 S. St. Louis St. Miss White River Helen Wisner, Miss Batesville Norma Lopez, White River Outstanding Teen Shree Govindarajan and …

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  • Cedar Ridge School Board to consider expulsions

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. The board will consider the expulsions of three high school students, a girl and two boys, who on May 14 shared prescription pills on campus. The …

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  • Concord board to review bids

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library to consider several bids, according to an agenda for the meeting. The directors will look at separate bids for a road for the new maintenance facility, a parking lot …

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