Heber Springs, Bryant to speak about complexes

July 23, 2010 Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson and Bryant Parks Director Jeremy Lemons will be on hand Monday to discuss the parks and recreation complexes in their respective cities.The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “business after hours” at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville so chamber members may learn more about the Moving Batesville Forward task force’s proposed park and recreation facilities.

Melbourne School Board to meet

July 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will review commodity and propane bids for the 2010-11 year when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Superintendent Gerald Cooper said.  Meetings are held at the district administration building at 303 School Drive and are open to the public.

AARP members to hear about ‘Elder Law’

July 23, 2010 The Batesville AARP chapter will meet Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’.The Dutch treat lunch begins at 11 followed by the meeting at noon. David Wilson will speak on “Elder Law.”The event is open to the public. The AARP meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month, are open to anyone age 55 and older. For more information, call (870) 266-3661 for more information.

Council to consider taxback resolution, condemnations

July 23, 2010 The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider a taxback resolution for North Arkansas Furniture Manufacturing. The agenda also includes the third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the Batesville Zoning Code, reports from Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn and Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.There will also be a public hearing for condemnations on properties located at 355 20th, 1556 Lee, 2450 Case and 2411 Case streets.

Elizabeth’s celebrates 10th anniversary

July 23, 2010 It was on July 24, 2001 that Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering opened its doors at 231 E. Main in Batesville.“We opened our doors at 11 a.m. and we’ve kept the same opening time all these years,” owner/manager Diane White said recently. “The closing times have varied according to situations, but we always open at 11.“Our current hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday we open again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to serve dinner,” she said.

Bull, farming part of future

July 23, 2010 Robbie Parks sits on the fender of a homemade farm trailer talking about his favorite subjects, his bull and farming, while the beat of a country rock band plays in the background.The 13-year-old from Newark has spent the past week with his prize 7-month-old Hereford bull Bocephus at the Independence County Fair.As a member of the Cedar Ridge School show team and 4-H, Parks is in his second year as a fair competitor.

Paragould mayor speaks about benefits of park

July 23, 2010 Before Paragould built its new water park and community center, the city wasn’t much of a tourism draw. Just a half-hour drive from Jonesboro, Paragould had some of the worst softball fields around, and the old community center had been built in 1969 and was in dire need of updates.That has all changed now, of course, and now people come from miles around, spending money there, staying in hotels, eating in restaurants and growing the city with each good they buy.

Batesville Neurology offers new diagnostic test, Ambulatory EEG

July 22, 2010 One minute, you are fine. The next minute, you open your eyes and you are lying on the floor with no idea how you got there. What happened?Unexplained fainting can be frightening and may be caused by a seizure. Many people experience this frightening occurrence. But how do you know if it is a seizure? And if it is a seizure, what is causing it? In an effort to more effectively answer these questions, Dr. Ikram Khan, neurologist at Batesville Neurology, now offers a diagnostic test called Ambulatory Electroencephalogram (EEG).

Lyon will outsource Campus Safety services

July 22, 2010 Lyon College has announced that it is outsourcing its campus safety and security services to Sodexo, the company that already operates dining services and facilities management for the college.Sodexo will take over campus safety duties on Aug. 1, according to Henry Lacher, district manager of Sodexo Comprehensive Facilities Solutions.

T-shirt ad sales not sanctioned by Lyon College

July 22, 2010 Lyon College has not approved the use of its name for a sales campaign currently being conducted in the Batesville area by an out-of-state company. Representatives of the company are calling local businesses to sell advertising on the back of T-shirts that they say will be given to Lyon College students.The college has no agreement with the company to accept the shirts, which do not have the name of the college on them. Lyon receives no financial benefit from the T-shirt sales.