After-School Care offers STAR program

May 8, 2001 Summer To Always Remember, a program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be offered by the Batesville School District at the Kindergarten Center.

Road work bids discussed

May 8, 2001 SIDNEY - The Sidney Town Council agreed Monday to solicit bids for paving the road to Mount Carmel Cemetery, said Mayor Gwen Battles. "We've been wanting to do that for a long time," she said.

Melbourne High School announces graduates

May 8, 2001 MELBOURNE - Melbourne High School will host graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday in the John E. Miller Building at Ozarka College, according to school officials.

Trash pickup fee discussed

May 8, 2001 SULPHUR ROCK - The Sulphur Rock Town Council on Monday discussed but took no action on the possibility of charging a fee for trash pickup, said Mayor Bill Yopp.

Rattler found in high-use area

May 7, 2001 Families and individuals swimming at the Bayou bridge swimming hole at Batesville should keep an eye out for rattlesnakes as well as water snakes, warns local resident Kevin Edgin.

Hutchinson rumored for DEA position

May 7, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Asa Hutchinson could take the top post as the nation's chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Army units bound for White Sands

May 7, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Several Arkansans accustomed to shading themselves from the hot summer sun under tall, leafy trees - or in the air-conditioned comfort of homes and offices - will have to figure