• Celebrate America set for Saturday

    July 4th at Riverside Park in Batesville is the place to be for a wonderful freedom celebration, according to a news release. Music, food, children’s rides and a fireworks display at dusk are all a part of the annual celebration. “This year’s event is shaping up to be another great year,” said Linda Creighton, senior vice president and marketing director for Citizens Bank, one of the sponsors. “We are very pleased to showcase the talent we have lined up.

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  • Golf classic raises $163k for hospital

    Dick Bernard, White River Health System Foundation Board president, presented a check for $163,073.73 to Gary Bebow, CEO/administrator of White River Health Systems, at the opening ceremonies of the 15th annual WRHS Foundation Golf Classic on June 20.
    “I am so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors who support our effort to provide quality health care services throughout the region,” Bernard said.

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  • Toddler located

    ASH FLAT — An 18-month-old boy who went out the doggie door of a house in Ozark Acres with a puppy this morning was missing for about an hour before being found safe.
    Firefighters and law enforcement officers were on their way to search when the toddler was found.
    “Bennie Overton called from #5 Blackbird Drive about 8:25 this morning and his 18-month-old grandchild was missing,” Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said. “He stated the child had gone out the doggie door with a 3-month-old puppy.

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  • Students take a bite out of summer school

    Caramel apples, decorated cookies, buttercream frosting, truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries. These are the things obsessions are made of, but for dozens of students it will be serious business during Kids’ College at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, to be held later this month.
    Donice Woodward is owner of D&D Cake Craft, located at 1368 Neeley St. in Batesville, and has taught cake decorating and gourmet candy making for UACCB’s Community Education Department.

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