• ASU-Searcy schedules self-defense for women

    BEEBE — The Continuing Education Department at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will hold a free Women’s Self Defense class at 6:30  p.m. March 9 on the Searcy campus.
     Detective Anne Rigsby will conduct this informative session to women of all ages. 

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  • Ozarka to host transfer fair

    Melbourne — The TRiO Department of Ozarka College is once again hosting a College Transfer Fair. The event will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the halls of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the main campus in Melbourne.
    College representatives from four-year colleges around the state will be on hand to offer students all the information needed about their different degree programs, available scholarships and transferring.

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  • Strother, Bishop set wedding for Feb. 28

    FLORAL — Doug and Melissa Strother of Floral have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittney Strother, to Corey Bishop, son of Dwayne and Louise Bishop of Floral.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cathy Hollowell and Vida Strother and the late DeWayne Strother, all of Floral, and Leon Hollowell of Faulkner, Miss.
    She is a graduate of Cushman High School and is employed at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of Larry and Pat Bishop of Floral and Walker and Thelma Brown of Cave City.

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  • Reception to honor newlyweds

    Jeff Moore and Robbie Lewis were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day in a private ceremony.
    Parents of the couple are Melvin and Libby Moore of Bradford and Denton and Diane Harris of Pleasant Plains.
    The bride is a first-grade teacher at Midland Elementary, and the groom is co-owner of Moore’s Mobile Home Service.
    After a trip to Branson, Mo., the couple will reside in Pleasant Plains.
    A reception will be held in their honor at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Velvet Ridge Church of God Family Life Center.
    All friends and family are invited.

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  • Dawson Corey Engles

    Corey and Ashley Engles of Newark have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Feb. 16, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Dawson Corey Engles.
    Grandparents of the child are Todd and Becky Engles and John and Denise Cannon.
    Great-grandparents are June Crabtree, Jim and Carolyn Penn and Katie Hickerson.

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  • Kaiden Glen Baker

    Derrick and Crystal Baker and Savanah of Concord have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 15, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Kaiden Glen Baker.
    Grandparents of the child are Danny and Debbie Fleming, Doug and Kathy Baker and Gayla Cousins.
    Great-grandparents are Jim and Mary Strain, Eva Baker and Mickey and Anita Stone.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    Dear editor:
    Support the tax March 10, 2009.
    The City of Batesville needs to improve/repair the city sewer system. We have factories inside our city for people (7,000 to 10,000) who work in our town and use free rest rooms. The City employs approximately 120, and over 70 live outside of the city limits.

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  • Lyon announces schedule, new ticket prices for event

    In April, the sound of bagpipes and drums will once again be heard loud and clear throughout the Lyon College campus during the 30th Arkansas Scottish Festival.
    This year’s festival, scheduled for April 17-19, features new activities, pipe bands and entertainment as well as more vendors and reduced ticket prices.

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  • Area soldier earns wings

    When Amy Penn graduated high school, she had no clue what to do next. She started to go to college, but her heart wasn’t in it. She worked but had no ambitions.
    Two years later, she enlisted in the military and has found more excitement than she ever would have in a civilian job — by jumping out of airplanes. More importantly, she’s found her focus: She wants to teach.
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    Today, when she jumps out of a plane, she said she gets about 70 feelings all at once — and they all happen in a matter of about four seconds.

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  • Robinson lands on feet

    From the outside, Renard Robinson has a bright future ahead. He works and goes to school and spends whatever free time he has with his family, including his fiancée.
    But things weren’t always quite so rosy. Robinson, 31, had a few troublesome years.
    That is, until he came to John 3:16 Ministries in April 2007 looking for help.

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  • Baby boomers shakin’ things up

    CAVE CITY — Baby boomers are trickling into nursing homes, and changes are trickling in with them.
    That trickle of changes is expected to turn into a flood.
    That’s one reason the Cave City Nursing Home needed an activity center, which is now under construction, Activity Director Pat Christopher said.
    The center, expected to be completed in early summer, will offer a wider variety of activities, in a pleasant and uninterrupted atmosphere, she said.

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  • Juniors move into district semifinals

    PARAGOULD — Batesville Junior High basketball teams won quarterfinal games in the 5A-East District Tournament at Greene County Tech here Wednesday night.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Forrest City Junior Lady Mustangs 42-22 as Natalie Meinzer scored 11 points and Kassie Foreman added 10.
    Batesville led 37-26 at halftime.
    “We played what was probably our best first half of the year,” Batesville Coach Chip McDonald said. “We got them in early foul trouble and took care of the basketball.”

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