• Greens celebrate 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Tony Green   Tony and Janet Green will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Janet Carol Sipe and Tony Wayne Green were married March 31, 1962, at the home of the Rev. J.W. Blanks. They have four children, Jerla Murdock of Mesquite, …

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  • Helmses mark 70th

    Hester and Charles Helms Charles and Hester Helms will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 4. They were married April 4, 1942, in Black Rock. Charles Tibbetts officiated. They have four sons, Charles Helms of Walnut Ridge, Lyndall Helms of Batesville, Miss., Danny Helms of …

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  • Manuel passes $1M mark

    Cledas Manuel The Cledas Manuel district of Modern Woodmen of America in Batesville passed the $1 million mark in annualized premium for the first time in 2011. To surpass the $1 million mark, a district must consistently be a top producer in annualized premium each …

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  • March Madness dance, watch party scheduled

    JONESBORO — The March Madness Big Dance Watch Party will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Jonesboro Country Club. The event, sponsored by Clopton Clinic Foundation, will allow participants to view the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Championship on large screens throughout the building, eat …

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  • Cushman hosts chili benefit

    CUSHMAN — A chili supper, silent auction and cake auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cushman Community Center, located at 45 Park St. in Cushman. The event will benefit the family of Belinda Manley Dowell, who died of ovarian cancer …

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  • Cemetery cleanups set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A cemetery community cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Hutchinson Mountain. Those attending are asked to bring tools. ——— The annual work day for Barnes Cemetery in Independence County will be Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring yard tools. …

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  • Izard Relay for Life sets meeting

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will hold its monthly team captain meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ozarka College dining hall. Those who do not have teams are encouraged to form ones. The relay will be June 1 at the Melbourne walking …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is currently taking orders for hams and Boston butts for Easter. The cost for ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95 (the same prices as at Thanksgiving and Christmas). Prices include tax. Pickup will be April …

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  • Volunteer delegates needed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging, is seeking Arkansans who are at least 60 years old to volunteer to serve as delegates to the Eighteenth Biennial Silver Haired …

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  • Bullying is nothing new

    Larry Stroud “What the ???” John Wesley Hardin was an Old West gunfighter who once killed a man for snoring too loudly. He was in trouble with the law early in his life and guess what — it was for striking back at a bully …

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  • Teen’s death signals deeper problems

    The justifiable outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. should give all Americans reason for pause. How could an unarmed young man carrying a bag of Skittles threaten gun-carrying neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was almost twice Martin’s weight? Certainly …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1.

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