• Batesville School District to receive environmental stewardship award

    For saving enough energy in nine months to effectively plant more than 18,106 trees, Batesville School District will be presented with the award for Energy Stewardship from Cenergistic during the Batesville School Board’s board meeting on June 16.  The award recognizes the organization’s efforts to …

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  • Spots still available in Lyon’s Celtic Arts Summer School

    Registration is open and spots are still available for students to attend Lyon College’s Celtic Arts Summer School set for June 15-20 on campus. Lyon has hosted the summer school for the last nine years for middle school and high school students interested in piping …

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  • Council to consider utility rates

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider an ordinance modifying water and sewer rates. The council will also recognize Rick Isley for 28 years of service to the fire department, who recently retired, and members of Believers …

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  • Quorum court to recognize quiz bowl team, vote on contract

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will recognize the Cedar Ridge Quiz Bowl team for its recent 2A State Championship win. The court …

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  • Pleasant Plains has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Rick Siler. “We will just review reports and bills,” Siler said.

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  • Concord to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hear monthly reports when it meets at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Warren Rone. Any outstanding bills will also be reviewed.

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  • Ribbon cuttings scheduled 

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday. The first will be at 10:30 a.m. at Curves of Batesville, now under new ownership, at 1203 E. Main St. The second will be at 1 p.m. at Synergy HR, LLC, …

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  • Lyon prof to speak at AARP

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Cassia Oliveira, Lyon College assistant professor of biology, will speak about her native country of Brazil. For more information …

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  • Southside CoC holds ‘The Race is On’ VBS

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Church of Christ will have vacation Bible school tonight through Friday at 7 p.m. each night. The theme is “The Race is On! (running with Jesus every day).” Each night begins with songs with the kids. Classes for all ages, including an …

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  • Couple donates $5K to campaign

    MELBOURNE — Ron and Karen Helm of Oxford have committed $5,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. “Student services being located in one building will greatly enhance our efforts to assist students in a timely and efficient …

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  • Childress honored by academy

    The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Elijah Wanya Adonis Childress of Batesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in athletics, honor roll, leadership and math, according to a news release. Fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are …

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  • Cord resident named ‘outstanding’ dietetic student

    FAYETTEVILLE — Jessica Bradley of Cord and a recent graduate of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, has been named the Outstanding Dietetic Student by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bradley, the daughter of …

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