• Mirror Lake to be site of derby June 8

    SYLAMORE — The Sylamore Ranger District will host its annual Fish Derby Day at Mirror Lake on June 8. “This is a free event for children 4 through 12,” said Ton Guinn of  the USDA Forest Service. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the accessible …

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  • Man convicted of fatally beating 4 with hammer

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment. After a little over three hours of deliberations, jurors found Nicholas …

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  • MSB taking comments

    Entertainment, arts, crafts and food will line Main Street Batesville June 6 and 7, but it will be the public’s opinion concerning a new streetscape design that the organization will be seeking during the “Walk-A-Block” revitalization event. The “Walk-A-Block” will feature a trial streetscape for …

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  • Families receive free PCs

    The computer monitor was heavy, but Vincent Parrish was determined to help carry the box and all its contents to his family’s vehicle — with help from Mom of course. Computers are a regular part of classes for Parrish, a kindergartner at Central Magnet Elementary, …

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  • Officials host event to identify missing people

    LITTLE ROCK  — Arkansas authorities are collecting DNA samples from family members of missing residents this week to see if unidentified remains at crime labs are a match for their loved ones. The “Never Forgotten-Arkansas Takes Action” event will be Thursday in Little Rock. It …

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  • West Magnet students net ‘Toy Toss’ trophy

    Lyon College men’s head basketball coach Chad Tapp along with John Krueger, director of sports information, visited West Magnet Elementary recently to present students with the trophy for the most participation in the first Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss. The event, which was delayed …

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  • Unity Fest tickets still available

    The ninth annual Unity Fest on the River will be Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Tickets are $10 and include a catfish/chicken dinner and automatic entry to win one of the three door prizes: a 2014 Kia Soul, a Bad Boy MZ Mower and …

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  • Library to host reading program

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Library will host its summer reading program at the library beginning June 4 and each Wednesday thereafter through June 25, said Vera Anderson, librarian. “The time is from 3 to 4 p.m. and ages are from 4 through 10,” …

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  • Newark may implement zoning

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will hold a zoning committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Newark Municipal building to begin the discussion of zoning the city, according to Joanne Langston, recorder-treasurer.

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  • DARE graduation held

    The Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation assembly was held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at West Magnet Elementary gymnasium, according to Cord Davidson, school resource officer and DARE instructor. Approximately 125 students in the Batesville School District from West and Central elementary schools graduated. Guest speakers …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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  • Merchants & Planters expands mortgage department to Searcy

    Newport — M&P Community Bancshares, holding company of Merchants & Planters Bank and M&P Insurance & Investment Services, announce the expansion of their secondary mortgage department into the Searcy market. Merchants & Planters Mortgage Lending opened in Searcy on Feb. 3, and is currently serving …

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