• Brush trucks needing repairs

    The city of Batesville’s brush trucks are both down and awaiting repairs. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said the city has had 4,000 calls for limb and brush pickup since the first of the year. “So these things are getting a lot of extra time and use,” …

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  • Ark. gets disaster declaration

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in Arkansas that were hit by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from May 30 through June 3. The declaration signed Tuesday orders federal aid to supplement state and local recovery …

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  • Board OKs architect

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board June 4 voted to select John M. Brown and Sons Inc. of Sage, as contractor to take bids and give a guaranteed maximum price on a fieldhouse/turf room addition with no obligation to the district. In May, the board …

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  • Entrepreneurs complete class

    Twenty-four entrepreneurs are one step closer to having their own businesses and 20 small businesses are ready to move to the next level after recently completing Operation JumpStart, and Operation JumpStart — Take Your Business to the Next Level, business training courses offered by Arkansas …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday to benefit the center. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert included is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children under …

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  • Couple to exchange vows

    Floyd and Irene Denton of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, JoAnna Denton-Bartle, to Jeff Baker, son of Larry and Sharon Baker of Cushman and the late Linda Baker. The bride-elect attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She is employed …

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  • ‘The Lost Medallion’ to be shown

    Fellowship Bible Church will have a family movie night at 6 p.m. Friday. “The Lost Medallion,” rated PG, will be the featured movie. Seating is limited. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The church is located in the old Landers Theater at 322 E. …

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  • Local squads come up short in bid for state championship

    LONOKE — On June 1, the Batesville Pioneer Clay Commanders, a local senior division Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program squad endured rain, lightning and severe storms at the Remington Gun Club at Lonoke to shoot their way into the second round of the State Trap …

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  • Honor Roll – Hillcrest High

    STRAWBERRY — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest High School, according to a news release: Seventh: general — Raven Randolph, Hannah Whitmire, Sarah Whitmire Eighth: all A’s — Kristina Balentine; general …

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  • Conservation groups support Blueway designation

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Canoe Club, Arkansas Public Policy Panel and other groups are urging legislators and county officials to support the new designation of the White River Watershed as a National Blueway, according to a news release from James Szenher with the Arkansas …

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  • Lawrence, Mathews win

    CAVE CITY — Keith Lawrence and Danny Mathews won the Cave City Bass Club’s seventh tournament of the season recently on Crown Lake, weighing in 11 pounds even, said tournament director Steve Moody. Roger Brown and Ryan Brown caught 9.8 pounds to place second in …

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  • Foreigners must report agricultural land deals

    LITTLE ROCK — Linda Newkirk, USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, is reminding Arkansas producers that the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “The Farm Service Agency …

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