• Honor Roll – Batesville High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Mason Armstrong, Emily Cambias, Haley Cole, Kyler Dickey, Kaitlin Fielder, Nick Garcia, Devanie Garner, Edith …

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  • St. Bernard’s awards scholarships

    Ten nursing and health care professions students were recently selected to receive scholarships for the fall semester, totaling $20,000 from the St. Bernards Auxiliary, according to a news release. Among them is Amber Jones of Batesville. Three of the recipients are working on master’s degrees …

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  • Gospel singing announced

    DESHA — A gospel singing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Desha First Baptist Church, located at 2655 Heber Springs Road. Performers include Tori Sparks, Tiptons Gospel, Unashamed Bluegrass, Quillen Edwards and Saved by Grace. A catfish dinner will be served …

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  • Church to host Nelson Family

    The Larry Nelson Family will be in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. Donations will be taken.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Cord-Charlotte class of 1963 — Pictured in the 1963 Cord-Charlotte senior class composite photo are (top row, from left) Sharon Lewallen Lillard, Hazel Mary Gardner, Burl Leon Young Jr., Shirley Pauline Vaulner, Sandra Kay Weaver; (second row) Don Wayne Anderson, Larry Dean Gillmore; (third row) …

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  • Golf course remains in red

    WYNNE (AP) — A state-run golf course in eastern Arkansas has lost about $1.5 million in operating costs since opening two years ago and is projected to keep losing money this year, according to a review of financial records. The Arkansas Department of Parks and …

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  • Council green lights streetscape plans

    More changes are coming for Main Street — and the back-in parking will soon disappear, to many people’s delight. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard a request from the Main Street Batesville Streetscape Advisory Panel to continue with phases 3 and 4 of the …

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  • 15-year abuse survivor named volunteer of year

    Kay Rice expected to die. Huddled with her children, Rice shook as she dialed 911. Bullets from her ex-husband’s gun riddled the walls and she knew that she was moments away from dying if help did not arrive soon. That was 13 years ago. During …

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  • Lifeplus eyeing remaining lots

    Lifeplus International is expanding and is eyeing the last three remaining lots in the Batesville Independence Industrial Park. The only problem was there was no one to discuss purchasing the property with as the board that overseas the park hasn’t met in years. On Monday, …

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  • FVP honors volunteers

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. recently held its “Hats Off to Our Volunteers” Banquet. Guest speaker Dr. Terrell Tebbetts focused on volunteering, “Being blessed and being a blessing through service to your community and helping those who have experienced violence.” Volunteer of the Year was Marilyn …

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  • Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

    The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This service is only available to residents in the city limits. The fire department received a $2,500 grant from State Farm to buy 516 smoke detectors …

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  • Board hires new BJHS principal

    The Batesville School Board met in special session Monday night to hire new personnel, approve the 2015-16 proposed budget and accept student transfers. Among the new hires is junior high principal Matthew Douglas who replaces former BJHS Principal Brent Bogy. Bogy has taken the assistant …

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