• House likes lethal injection redo

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Legislature has approved a rewrite of the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year. House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 89-1 in favor of the measure, which spells out in greater detail …

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  • CPR, first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the textbook and CPR card. …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The use of natural and artificial sweeteners will be discussed. For  more information call …

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  • FTW volunteers needed

    Face The World Foundation has international exchange students from more than 15 countries arriving in the area for home stay programs. FTW, a nonprofit organization, is now registering volunteer host families to share the American way of life. For more information, call 1 (888) 389-1006, …

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  • Bentz joins firm

    Paralegal Brooke Lee Bentz has joined Simpson, Simpson and Mercer, P.A., attorneys at law in Searcy. Bentz, a graduate of Batesville High school, received her paralegal certificate from the University of Central Arkansas after completing 300 hours of training. As a paralegal, Bentz will assist …

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  • Qualls elected to roundtable

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Bill Qualls with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn., has been elected vice president of the Auditing Roundtable Inc. Qualls has served on the Auditing Roundtable board of directors for the past two and a half years and has been involved in …

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  • Cherokee Village author’s book released nationally

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Sharp County author Joel Harris celebrated the nationwide release of his new novel, “Rise of the Carrion Lord,” last week, said James Branscum, marketing representative. The book is classified as middle level fantasy. “The inspiration for ‘Rise of the Carrion Lord’ came …

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  • Couple marks 25 years

    SOUTHSIDE — Jackie and Rita Lee of Southside will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside United Methodist Church. They were married on Feb. 27, 1988. They have four children; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. …

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  • Musician to perform

    Hastings Entertainment of Batesville will feature musician Wyman Lee of Salem for an afternoon of music from 1 to 3 Saturday. Lee began playing guitar at 14. His primary music interests have been country and gospel. During this time Wyman worked with a variety of …

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  • Birdie Elizabeth Akins

    William and Meagan Akins of Springfield, Mo., have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 8, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and has been named Birdie Elizabeth Akins. Grandparents of the child are Andy and Marilyn …

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  • Asher Reed Clairday

    Joey and Pamela Clairday, Preston and Riley of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 14, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named Asher Reed Clairday. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Alexis Faith Falk

    Brandy Falk of Melbourne has announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 15, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12.9 ounces and has been named Alexis Faith Falk. Grandparents of the child are Dale and Janice Falk and Daniel …

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