• Athletic club now offering Bodypump workout

    For anyone wishing to get into physical shape fast for spring, without pounding the pavement in a daily running regimen, they should check out the newest fitness routine at Batesville Athletic Club at 3425 Harrison St., according to athletic club owner Kel Lange.
    The Les Mils Bodypump is a non-impact, weights-based exercise class that works every major muscle group on the body using weights, a bar and a step.

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  • Dogwood Days activities set for this weekend

    HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend’s Dogwood Days will be Friday and Saturday.
    The event will feature music, food, crafts, children’s games, entertainment and other activities.

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  • Billy Joe French Band to perform at Josie’s

    Billy Joe French and his band will hit the stage at Josie’s at the Lockhouse this weekend with a night of country dance music, organizer Danny Dozier said.

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  • Gladys Townsley

    CAVE CITY — Gladys F. Townsley, 91, of Cave City died today, April 14, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

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  • Cecil Roberts

    MELBOURNE — Cecil Eugene Roberts, 80, died Friday, April 10, 2009, in Batesville.
    Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Peach Orchard, he was the son of Paul Eugene Roberts and Sarah Agnes Tucker Roberts. He was united in marriage to Genevia D. Cypert on Sept. 3, 1946, in Peach Orchard. He was a cattle farmer and a member of Melbourne Assembly of God Church.

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  • UACCB Optimists to meet

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 4:30 Wednesday in Room 104 in Independence Hall.
    A report will be given on the Easter Egg Hunt as well as plans being made for the upcoming Battle of the Bands and end of the year social.

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  • Warrant issued after items pawned

    A felony theft by receiving warrant has been issued for a Batesville woman who reportedly stole a Mathews compound bow and then pawned it, according to an affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
    Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said in the affidavit that on Feb. 25, Kirk McDougal told Cpl. Bobby Moser that sometime between Nov. 1, 2008 and Feb. 24, 2009, he had several items stolen from his home.
    Charity Eve McDougal, 28, of 50 Triangle Lane was listed as a suspect, Leonard said.

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  • Armed man sought in thefts

    The theft of three pickup trucks in the Southside area Friday night may have been by an armed man who reportedly confronted a tow truck driver as he towed one of the stolen trucks.
    “The description given was of a white male with blue jeans and a black hoodie, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and skinny,” Deputy Shawn Stephens said.
    According to Stephens, Phillip Poff reported his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck stolen from his residence on Red Barn Lane around 11 p.m. Friday night and last saw it headed toward Jamestown.

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  • Two ‘most wanted’ caught

    HEBER SPRINGS — Two of Cleburne County’s most wanted are in jail today, Sheriff Marty Moss reported.
    At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Moss, Chief Deputy Scott Willeford and Detective Kim Bettis, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Marion Jared Boshell.
    Boshell, 29, has been avoiding apprehension since December, when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a four-wheeler, Moss said.

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  • Brewer, Wilson set to solemnize vows

    GREENBRIER — Joy Thompson of Batesville and David Brewer of Greenbrier have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Brewer, to Jeremy Wilson, son of Dr. Garry and Elaine Wilson of Somerset, Ky.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phillip and Glenda Brewer of Little Rock and Bill and Joyce Thompson of Jonesboro.
    She received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Arkansas.
    She is a research coordinator for the Musculoskeletal Foundation for Research and Education.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    Two from Cushman place first

    CUSHMAN — Kaisha Ferrell and Jakki Tomlinson of Cushman High School placed first in Business Presentations at the state Future Business Leaders of America state competition in Little Rock, according to a news release.
    In June, they will represent Arkansas at the national competition. Nationals will be held in Anaheim, Calif.
    Ferrell and Tomlinson will be the last Cushman FBLA members to compete in nationals, as this is the school’s last year. It will be annexed to Batesville next year.

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  • Club News

    Charlotte EHC

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