• Subpoenas served; cash deposited…School officials sued

    A former employee fired in November for using school equipment on personal property is now suing his former boss and the Batesville School Board.
    By outward appearances little seemed out of the ordinary prior to the board’s monthly meeting Monday night.
    But in a rather low-key fashion, the seven-member board and Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison were each met with subpoenas upon their arrival at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary.

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  • Subpoenas served; cash deposited…School officials sued

    A former employee fired in November for using school equipment on personal property is now suing his former boss and the Batesville School Board.
    By outward appearances little seemed out of the ordinary prior to the board’s monthly meeting Monday night.
    But in a rather low-key fashion, the seven-member board and Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison were each met with subpoenas upon their arrival at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary.

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  • Rev. John Nelson

    MIDDLETOWN, Ind. — The Rev. John Henry Nelson, 81, of Middle-town, Ind., died March 13, 2011, at a Middle-town nursing home.
    Born Jan. 25, 1930, in Dodson, Mont., he was the son of Erick and Bertha Myrvang Nelson. He married Faye Payton on March 3, 1951. After her death, he married Phyllis Bard Ogle on Aug. 24, 1989. He was a 1966 graduate of Anderson College. He was a retired Church of God minister, having worked with churches in Indiana, Idaho and Arizona. He was a business entrepreneur and enjoyed playing golf.

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  • Jesse Tignor

    Jesse Glenn Tignor, 56, of Batesville died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a Little Rock hospital.
    Born March 9, 1955, in Würzburg, Germany, he was the son of Gene and Jewell Baggett Tignor. He was of the Christian faith.
    Survivors include his mother; two sons, Elisha Tignor and Timothy Tignor, both of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Sarah Tignor of Portland; two brothers, Gene Tignor of Garland, Texas, and Bobby Tignor of Batesville; two sisters, Carol Reynolds and Iris Veino, both of Batesville; and four grandchildren.

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  • Joe Barber

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Elbert Joe Barber, 84, of Littleton, Colo., died Monday, March 28, 2011.
    He and his wife were co-owners of Rocky Mountain Distributing for 30 years.
    Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Barber; two daughters; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bear Valley Church of Christ, located at 2707 South Lamar St. in Denver.

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  • Hatlers to celebrate 60th anniversary

    SAFFELL — Jerry and Cora Hatler of Saffell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cord Senior Citizens Community Center.
    Cora Morse and Jerry Hatler were married April 7, 1951, in Milwaukee.
    They have four children, Dennis Hatler and his wife, Joan, of Pekin, Ill., Charlotte Campbell and her fiancé, John Coven, of Joppa, Ala., Connie Henderson and her husband, Bill, of Diaz and Debbie Peterson and her husband, Dave, of Andover, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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  • Church announces revival

    CAVE CITY — Rings Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Monday through April 8.
    Evangelist will be Randy Bailey.
    The church is located on Highway 58 east of Cave City.

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  • Gospel band to perform

    The Hickory Hills Blue Grass Gospel Band from Wynne will perform at Sharp United Methodist Church at 1100 Gainesboro Road at 2 p.m. Sunday.
    The event is open to the public.

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  • Fish, chicken dinner slated

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday.
    The all-you-can-eat buffet, including dessert and drink will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

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  • Chicot, Desha counties host geocaching event

    Chicot and Desha Counties, located in the southeast corner of the Arkansas Delta, are welcoming spring with something new: 120 new “treasures” hidden along Arkansas’ southern stretch of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
    The communities of Arkansas City, Dumas, Lake Village and McGehee are teaming up with Arkansas Parks and Tourism to host “April Fools and April Ghouls: Geocaching Along Arkansas’s Great River Road” this weekend.

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  • April Fools’ laughter does a body good

    From news of the 1957 Swiss spaghetti harvest to the 2005 announcement of a photo showing water on Mars, the laughter that accompanies such April 1 foolery can be healthy, said James Marshall, assistant professor-family life, for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
    Research is beginning to confirm that laughter is not only enjoyable, it’s also health-promoting.

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  • The Weekend Events

    Friday
    • Fish/chicken dinner, 3-7:30 p.m., Hutchinson Mountain Community Center.
    • Bingo fundraiser for Melbourne Project Graduation, 5 p.m., Mount Pleasant Elementary cafeteria. Prizes and refreshments.
    • Family Violence Prevention “Silent No More” dinner/silent auction, 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Batesville.
    • Stand-up comedy with Jamie Collins, 6-8 p.m., Cinnamon Stick, Main Street, Batesville. Free admission. Barbecue pork sandwiches served.

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