• HOSA students plan for nationals

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Medical Professions Education (Med Pro Ed) program recently took 32 HOSA students to Hot Springs for a state conference and many will go on to compete in a national competition this June. “HOSA” was originally an acronym …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville High and Melbourne High

    Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville High School, according to David Campbell, principal: Tenth: all A’s — Emily Cambias, Haley Cole, Kyler Dickey, Kaitlin Fielder, Nick Garcia, Edith Gonzalez, …

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  • Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

    ST. LOUIS — The winter that just won’t quit has one more punch for the nation’s Heartland — a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s …

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  • John 3:16 to open new center

    CHARLOTTE — One idea can change hundreds of lives. At John 3:16 Ministries, that number is 473 — and climbing all the time. A year ago, there was nothing but a pear tree standing in the middle of an empty field that is now home …

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  • Man accused of dragging wife in field

    A woman who claimed her husband dragged her across a field and through a hole in the fence was found by a Pleasant Plains firefighter. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he was called to the area of 47 Fairview Drive over a possible domestic …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss toddler room, expulsion

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will have a number of things to consider when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. The agenda includes a financial analysis with Michael McBryde with Stephens Inc., who will provide an update …

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  • Vital Link celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

    Vital Link is proud to recognize the men and women of the Vital Link Dispatch Services Center during National Telecommunicators Week, April 13-19, 2014, according to a news release. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who …

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  • State working to reduce wet-weather crashes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About two dozen highways in Arkansas are set to receive a new pavement treatment that’s aimed at reducing crashes during wet weather. The pavement treatment is now used on some Arkansas interstates and is being expanded to other roadways in the …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — Sheriff Mark Counts will give a report concerning a possible dog ordinance when the Sharp County Quorum Court meets at 6 tonight in the Ash Flat Courthouse in Ash Flat, according to the agenda. In addition, James Street and Janie Evans from …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will hold its monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Batesville City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Applications being accepted for grants

    Applications are now available for the 2014 Citizens Bank Education Initiative, the fourth annual program in which educators in the Batesville School District receive the opportunity to share in $15,000 in grants to fund innovative classroom concepts and projects to make learning interesting and fun. …

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  • Foothills Plant Society to meet

    The Foothills Plant Society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The guest speaker, Ann Woods, a Master Gardener, will present a program about daylilies. …

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