• Mending sought for cemetery plot

    The city of Batesville is undertaking an effort to restore the cemetery monuments of Gov. Elisha Baxter and his family. The Baxter family plot is in Batesville’s Oaklawn Cemetery and his wife’s and another family member’s historic tombstones have broken in half. Elisha Baxter, a …

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  • C-Ridge sets free meal program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will begin its free Second Chance at Life summer meal program July 2 for children under 18 at the high school cafeteria, according to a news release. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch …

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  • Monastery open for public tours

    Prayer, work and study. This is the motto of monks at Subiaco Abbey, according to Mike Cumnock, who was the guest speaker at the Batesville Kiwanis club meeting recently. Cumnock, the former CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, also works part-time as the planned giving …

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  • Navajo code talkers, rationing to be part of museum camp

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host for Day Camp. This fun and educational camp will explore life during the Great Depression and the World War II homefront.  “Through hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations we hope to give campers an experience that will help them better …

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  • Provence gets bid for new kindergarten

    CAVE CITY — A local construction company was awarded the bid for Cave City Schools new Kindergarten Center, which also will have an Arkansas Better Chance program addition, said Superintendent Steven Green. The board agreed May 27 to accept the lowest bid submitted at the …

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  • Commercial vending spaces being rented for fair

    Commercial vending spaces are currently being rented for the air-conditioned commercial building at the upcoming 94th annual Independence County Fair. Linda Baxter, chairman of commercial exhibits, said more than 30,000 people visit this area throughout fair week, and this is a great venue for promoting …

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  • Kid’s College deadline extended

    Due to last week’s inclement weather, Kids’ College, a summer enrichment program by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, has extended the deadline for signups to Friday, according to a news release. Kid’s College is for youth who will enter grades 1-6 in …

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  • Senior citizens programs set

    The next program in Old Independence Regional Museum’s series of senior programs will be at 10 a.m. June 24, focusing on Independence Day, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. Nikkel will lead a game about the early history of the United States, with focus on heroes …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15, 2014.

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  • Youth Day Camps offered 

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer two Youth Day Camps for children ages 8 to 12. The first camp will be June 16 through 20 and the second will be July 7 through 11. The cost is $60 per child. “There …

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  • Hanson named artist of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced its June artist of the month, R.L. “Bobbie” Hanson. Hanson’s work will be on display at the library throughout the month. Hanson, a multi-media artist, grew up in the Midwest and has lived in many states as …

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  • Musicians to gather

    Musicians will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Those attending are asked to bring words or music for favorite oldies songs to play, sing and listen. …

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