• Single’s ministry to meet

    Matthew 6:33 single’s ministry will meet at 6:33 p.m. Saturday at First Community Bank in George Rider Community Room, 1325 Harrison St., Batesville.
    The event is open to all Christian singles. Refreshments will be served.
    For more information, call Glen McKay, who is leading the group and is a Bible instructor at John 3:16 Ministries, at (870) 530-1044.

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  • Author to read to children at Mabee-Simpson Library

    Gary Harris, Lyon College professor of theatre, will read from his first soon-to-be-published children’s book “A Roly-Poly Jumble-Tumble Bounce of Bumbling Bears” at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lyon’s Mabee-Simpson Library. His original artwork for the book will also be on exhibit. To get everyone in the mood for a festive time, music will be performed before the talk by Kenton Adler, on the small pipes.
    The event was rescheduled from Jan. 28 due to inclement weather.

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  • UACCB to be host site for College Goal Sunday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will be a host site for College Goal Sunday.
    College Goal Sunday will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the computer labs located in the Main Classroom Building on the UACCB campus. The event is free and open to the public.
    College Goal Sunday is designed for those students interested in pursuing education beyond high school. Campus personnel will be available to assist students and their families in completing the application for financial aid and to answer questions about financial aid.

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  • William Dean Dixon

    Darris and Sarah Dixon of Center Ridge have announced the birth of a son at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville on Jan. 20, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named William Dean Dixon.
    Grandparents of the child are Rick and Teresa Rikard of Batesville, Roger and Pam Dale of Russellville and the late Harold Dean Dixon.
    Great-grandparents are Floyd and Birdie Rikard and Bill and Willa Jackson, all of Hardy, Bea Dale of Russellville and Cora Dixon of Center Ridge.

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  • Dannilynn McKinnley Richardson

    Brandy Richardson of Batesville has announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Jan. 30, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Dannilynn McKinnley Richardson.
    Grandparents of the child are Luke Richardson of Kennett, Mo., and Melody Williams of Heber Springs.
    Great-grandparents are J.W. and Louise Ball of Batesville and Robert and Bobbie Jo Richardson of Bragg City, Mo.

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  • Reward offered

    For the second time in three months, the new Welcome to Batesville sign, midway of the Ramsey Mountain curve south of town, has been the target of paint ball guns.
    The latest incident was discovered around 8 p.m. Thursday and reported to Independence County Deputy Bret Ward who said the sign had been shot nine times with green paint balls. Orange was the color used in the previous attack Dec. 29.

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  • 2008 flood report released

    LITTLE ROCK — Most flooding in north Arkansas in 2008 are what hydrologists call “25- to 50- year floods,” meaning flooding of that magnitude is expected to happen only once in 25 to 50 years, Jaysson Funkhouser, U.S. Geologic Survey Arkansas Water Science Center surface-water specialist, said last week.
    That is a 2 percent chance per year, but Funkhouser noted that two such floods impacted the White and Spring rivers within three weeks last March and April.

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  • Remembering Susan Rueter

    Those who know Susan Rueter say she never met a stranger. She loved people, and she was able to realize her calling when she moved to Batesville.
    As she and her husband were preparing to move from Fulton, Mo., a friend suggested she apply to Edward Jones Investments, which she did. Her office was on Main Street.

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  • Grant rejected

    SOUTHSIDE — Flooding woes have spilled over into this year for the Southside Public Water Authority.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday rejected the water authority’s application for a $1 million to $1.5 million grant, water Manager John Richardson said.
    If approved, the grant would have been used for stabilizing the White River’s banks near the water system’s intake line and pumping station.

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  • On the fast track to a NASCAR career

    CAVE CITY — Kyle Cherry of Cave City is racing toward a NASCAR career.
    Cherry, 19, has been accepted at the NASCAR Technical Institute at Mooresville, N.C. He will attend the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing school after graduating from Cave City High School this spring. Classes start Aug. 24.
    Cherry can hardly remember a time when he wasn’t around racing, beginning as a spectator at the local dirt track — Batesville Speedway at Locust Grove — at about age 7.

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  • Lyon, Central Baptist split softball opener

    CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team split its season-opening doubleheader with Central Baptist at Conway High School Monday afternoon.
    Central Baptist won the opener 5-2 and Lyon took game two 4-2.
    In the opener, Lyon used back-to-back RBI singles from Kristi Keller and Kiley Parker to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning.
    The Lady Mustangs responded with three runs in the sixth.
    The Pipers stranded 12 runners in that contest and managed just two runs on 11 hits.
    Keller was four of four and Brittney Fawcett recorded two hits.

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  • ’Cats earn another TSAC win against Scots

    The Bethel Wildcats have two wins in the TranSouth Athletic Conference and they’re both against the Lyon Scots.
    The Wildcats had to earn their most recent win as they battled to the wire for a 75-72 decision Monday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    They won 76-59 in McKenzie, Tenn. on Jan. 22.
    Monday night, the Scots were up by 15 (29-14) with less than five minutes to play in the opening half, but went cold and watched as the Wildcats rallied to close the gap to 34-31 at halftime.

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