• Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013.

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  • UT, Med partner in new women’s-infants’ hospital

    MEMPHIS (AP) — The medical college of the University of Tennessee is planning to build a women’s and infants’ hospital, in conjunction with the Regional Medical Center. The new hospital will be built adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on the campus of the UT …

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  • Hearing set on health overhaul in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators are to hear from state officials about putting elements of the federal health overhaul in place in Arkansas. The Public Health Committee is to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss plans for open enrollment. The state is expanding …

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  • Opponents ask Ark. to drop new school standards

    LITTLE ROCK  — Opponents of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states asked Arkansas lawmakers Monday to back out of the standards, saying the plan takes away the state’s control over its classrooms. Teachers, …

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  • Six awarded academic distinction

    Six local graduates have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Ashdon Allen of Batesville graduated from Batesville High School.  She is the daughter of Chris and Kristal Allen and will pursue a degree in biology. Brooke …

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  • Ad blitz under way for exchange

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A $24 million marketing and outreach blitz is underway in Arkansas to promote the new insurance marketplace under the federal health care law. State insurance officials are trying to reach the roughly 500,000 people who are expected to sign up for …

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  • Freedom Explosion announced

    JUDSONIA — The Ninth Annual Freedom Explosion will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at White County Central Auditorium, located at 3259 Highway 157 in Judsonia. Featured will be youth group drama teams, a military tribute and Southern gospel music with the Freemans and 2nd Generation. …

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  • Free Lamaze class offered by New Beginnings

    ASH FLAT — New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center in Ash Flat will offer a free Lamaze class at 9 a.m. Saturday. Class space is limited. Those interested need to register and pay a $10 returnable registration fee. More information will be provided at the time …

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  • Marlin, Stout family reunion set

    CAVE CITY — The annual Marlin and Stout family reunion will be Saturday at the First Baptist Church Family Life and Education Center Building in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show …

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  • Beard, Puentez to wed

    CAVE CITY — Johnny and Donita Beard of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Dawn Beard, to Thomas Harlon Gilbert Puentez, son of Calistro and Donna Puentez of Pleasant Plains. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Cave …

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  • Moser, Howell announce plans

    VIOLET HILL — Tony and Kelly Moser of Violet Hill have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey LyTae Moser, to Christopher Wade Howell, son of Danny and Debbie Howell of Cave City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenny and Vaunita …

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  • Bonnie Sue Thompson

    Tech. Sgt. Justin and Mary Thompson of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., have announced the birth of a daughter at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo., on July 15, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Bonnie Sue Thompson. …

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