• Chamber surveying businesses

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has released a survey concerning the business license requirement ordinance recently proposed by the Batesville City Council, according to a news release. According to the proposal, “The ordinance would amend the [current] Batesville code by enacting a chapter to …

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  • NW Ark. nursing home evacuated due to flooding

    JOHNSON (AP) — Rising floodwaters prompted the evacuation of a northwest Arkansas nursing home, but officials say no one was injured. Rhe Blossom Hill Assisted Care facility in Johnson was evacuated this morning after a resident awoke to water in her bedroom. Officials say residents …

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  • Blueway opponents push for end to federal program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pressure is mounting among Missouri lawmakers and landowners to end a federal program that recognizes conservation and recreation efforts along waterways. Pushback to the National Blueway program began after the 700-mile-plus White River, which flows through southern Missouri and northern …

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  • Dinner announced

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat dinner includes drink and dessert and is $10 for those 12 and older. Children 11 and under eat free. Take-out orders are …

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  • Collage workshop planned

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Collage Workshop with local artist Aline McCracken Friday and Saturday. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create collages with images of historic artifacts and will also add painted and drawn elements to the collage. …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s activity group to begin meeting

    An autism/Asperger’s activity group is beginning in Batesville for ages 18 to 30. The first activity will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at the corner of St. Louis and Oak streets (710 South St. Louis St.) in …

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  • Family reunion scheduled

    SULPHUR ROCK — The families of Wallace O. and Telia Godair Sherrill; Vallie and Hattie Turpin Godair; and W.J. and Hattie Bice will have a reunion Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Building. A potluck will be served at noon. An auction will be held after …

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  • Pocahontas to host NEA Marble Show

    POCAHONTAS — The Second Annual Northeast Arkansas Marble Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Days Inn, located on Highway 67 South in Pocahontas. Anyone interested in buying, selling, trading or learning about marbles is welcome. Hotel rooms will be open …

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  • Public workshop on child abuse slated

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s department of criminology, sociology and geography has joined with the community effort to help reverse the regional problem of child abuse through a public workshop it will conduct for mandated reporters. Child-safe Communities and Mandated Reporter Training will be held …

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  • Weaver’s Chapel holds VBS

    Weaver’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The closing program will be at 4:30. For more information or for transportation, call (870) 793-2039.

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  • Cemetery cleaning set

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The Powell’s Chapel Cemetery cleaning will be Saturday. The cemetery is located near Poughkeepsie.

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  • Mountain Meadows gets new name, new faces

    Mountain Meadows Health and Rehabilitation, located at 1680 Batesville Blvd., has changed owners and has a new name as of Jan. 1. “Mountain Meadows has lush countryside surrounding the facility and hills and meadows located behind the facility,” Mincie Thomas, administrator, said. There have been …

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