R-Valley board OKs mileage raise

July 11, 2001 STRAWBERRY - Meeting Monday night, the River Valley School Board voted to raise travel reimbursements rates from 21¢ to 28¢ per mile, according to Superintendent Randy Scarbrough.

2 from Batesville go to ASMS

July 11, 2001 HOT SPRINGS - Two Batesville students have been selected to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences in Hot Springs, according to a news release.

Woman with area ties wounded in robbery

July 11, 2001 An Alabama woman with family ties to the Floral area was wounded by gunfire in a July 3 incident, according to her grandmother, Leola Bowren of Floral.

Democratic club to meet

July 11, 2001 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Democratic Club will have a business meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the courtroom in the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat, said member Bob Lauer.

Exchange program seeks host families

July 11, 2001 JONESBORO - Jen Vincent has a lot reasons for why she works part-time for Academic Year in the USA, a nonprofit high school exchange program based in California.

Widowed Persons plan picnic

July 11, 2001 The Widowed Persons Support Group is inviting members and interested guests to a watermelon feast at 11:30 a.m.