• UACCB purchasing specialist serving as institute president

    Peggy Jackson, purchasing specialist at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will serve as president of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Inc. — The Institute for Public Procurement — this fiscal year, according to a news release. “NIGP …

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  • C-Ridge accepting G/T nominations

    NEWARK – Cedar Ridge School District is taking recommendations for students to participate in the Gifted and Talented Program, according to Carol Woods, gifted and talented coordinator. Placement can be made in grades four through 12. Selection criteria for admission to the program include not …

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  • Free computer classes offered

    The Independence County Library is currently offering free computer instruction classes, according to librarian Vanessa Adams. From learning to use the mouse, to setting up an e-mail account, you will find the level of learning you need at the library in downtown Batesville.  Classes fill …

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  • Watson joins Ozarka foundation board

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation recently added Mike Watson of Ash Flat as a board member, bringing the total to 19. Watson will serve as a Sharp County representative. “I believe that the opportunity that Ozarka College provides our communities in North Central Arkansas …

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  • Radio club to meet Thursday

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Testing can be arranged for anyone wanting to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license, usually following the …

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  • ASU Distinguished Alumni to be honored

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Alumni Association will honor three outstanding individuals in its 29th year of recognizing distinguished alumni. The Distinguished Alumni presentation ceremony will be held at halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 13. Since 1984, the ASU Alumni Association’s …

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  • Guenzels celebrate 25 years

    Mary and Kenton “Kinky” Guenzel Jr. of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 25. Mary Cole and Kinky Guenzel were married Aug. 25, 1987, by Bobby Galloway, justice of the peace, at the groom’s home. Mr. Guenzel is self-employed as a real estate …

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  • Noah Washington Halcom

    Jimmy Halcom and Brandi Lutner and Hannah, Shelby and Liberty of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 2, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Noah Washington Halcom. Grandparents …

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  • Ayden Miguel Valdez

    Omar and Nicole Valdez, Kyleigh and Bryson of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 29, 2012. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Ayden Miguel Valdez. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Is there a conspiracy afoot?

    It seems Americans love a conspiracy. Is that what Chavis Carter’s death was? On Monday, the autopsy report was released, listing cause of death as suicide. But, like an onion, peel back the layers and you’ll see a lot to this story. Being nosy person …

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  • How to live well in retirement

    Are you concerned about being able to pay for a secure and happy retirement? The good news is that there are many costs that retirees typically don’t face, such as commuting to their job, buying a business wardrobe or saving for their children’s college tuition. …

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  • Do you ever wish you could get other people to change?

    Who hasn’t wished that their boss, spouse or in-laws would change? We’d love to possess a magic change potion we could give the offender to help them see the error of their ways. We delude ourselves into believing that our desire is not for our …

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