• Diabetes meeting is Thursday

    The April meetings of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Centers North Central Diabetes Center will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Bad Boy conference room, located at 102 …

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  • Spaghetti supper slated

    BROCKWELL — Brockwell Music School will host a spaghetti supper for its building fund at 4 p.m. Friday at Midway Baptist Church in Melbourne. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Eat-in or carry-out meals will be available. The cost is $5. …

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  • Boy Scouts seek members

    MOOREFIELD — The Independence County Venture Crew 320 Boy Scouts of America will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Moorefield Town Hall. The meeting is for boys and girls age 14 through 18 who are interested in outdoor activities, including camping, hiking and canoeing. For …

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  • Cemetery fundraiser planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Friends of the old Palestine Cemetery will have its annual board meeting along with a pie auction led by auctioneer Ronnie Gay and forum for political candidates to speak. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Friday …

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  • JunkFest to be held Friday

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — JunkFest will be held Friday and Saturday on Highway 5 two miles north of Mountain View. Merchandise for sale will include vintage items, antiques, old knives, handmade crafts, musical instruments, old signs, antique cars/parts, glassware, antique furniture, old boat motors, art, jewelry …

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  • Carlee Elizabeth Young

    Don and Carissa Young of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 11, 2012. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 2.4 ounces and has been named Carlee Elizabeth Young. Grandparents of the child are Carl and Lisa Blankenship, …

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  • Avri Willow Beard

    Micah and Jennifer Beard of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Avri Willow Beard. Grandparents of the child are Thomas and Jane Beaty …

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  • Jaxon Levi Pruitt

    Michael and Heather Pruitt, Logan and Riley of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Jaxon Levi Pruitt. Grandparents of the …

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  • Marko Raphael Ramirez

    Irma and Juan Ramirez Jr., J.C., Stephaney, Vanessa and Jaucelyn of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2.2 ounces and has been named Marko Raphael Ramirez. Grandparents …

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  • Pulp Ark returns to Batesville

    The second annual Pulp Ark Fan Convention and Writers Conference will be Friday through Sunday at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. Celebrity guest of honor will be Felix Silla, a film and television actor and stuntman best known for his role as Cousin Itt …

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  • Doris Mitchell

    Doris Mitchell MELBOURNE — Doris Lucy Kelley Mitchell, 88, of Melbourne died Monday, April 16, 2012. Born April 6, 1924, in Duke, Mo., she was the daughter of Clarence Mitchell Kelley and Leftie Lucille Burnett Kelley. She was united in marriage to Claudis Steve Mitchell …

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  • Dad, the fix-it guy

    My 5-year-old daughter came to me and wanted me to put up a “Clo line” for her doll things. “Don’t you mean a clothes line?” I asked. “No,” she responded. “I only want it big enough to hang one clo on.” I had never thought …

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