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Friday, August 14, 2020

Winner of Harp’s shopping spree donates prize to area shelters

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The anonymous winner of a recent one-dollar raffle for a shopping spree at the Southside Harps Foods donated their winnings to the Batesville Family Violence Prevention shelters. Maggie Addington, a Batesville Family Violence Prevention advocate, raced through the store to collect over $800 worth of...

‘Furry Frenzy’ toss another success

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‘Furry Frenzy’ toss another success Lyon College Scots basketball fans flew into a frenzy with furry toys at a recent men’s basketball game. The fifth annual Furry Frenzy Toy Toss was held Thursday, Nov. 16, during a match-up between the Scots and the Hannibal-LaGrange University...

Movies with Mom, Drive-Ins with Dad

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Batesville School District’s Early Learning & Enrichment Center held an event called, “Drive in with Dads, Movies with Moms”. Children, along with their guests, constructed and decorated cardboard boxes to look like vehicles. Afterwards, they enjoyed popcorn and a movie while sitting inside their...

City of Batesville wins award

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The City of Batesville was the recipient of the 2017 Facility of the Year Award from the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). The award was presented last weekat the ARPA's annual conference in Rogers. Pictured (from left): Dr. Chris Beller, Batesville alderman; Rick Elumbaugh,...

Coats for Kids

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The WRD Entertainment Family of Radio Stations along with Shelter Insurance and Settles Cleaners are teaming up to make sure every child stays warm this winter. We need your help! Drop off your new or gently used coats at the WRD Entertainment Studios, 920 Harrison...

2017 HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo Announced

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Fall is returning to Batesville and that means it is time for the HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo! For the sixth consecutive year, First Community Bank and White River Medical Center (WRMC) have partnered to offer women of the area an event focused on women’s...

Diamond T 4-H Club of Thida places in competition

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Natasha Hightower, 14, representing the Diamond T 4-H Club of Thida recently won the senior division state broiler barbecue competition. She was recognized at the Sept. 11 Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Hightower was also presented with donations from Ozark Mountain Poultry ($1,000), Peco...

#CentralHasHeart

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Central Magnet School 4-H club donated hundreds of stuffed animals to the White River Medical Center in Batesville for children in the hospital to help them when they are scared and frightened. Jaydon Ly and Faith Bales are holding a few of the donated...

Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride Toward a World Free of MS at Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride on September 9 – 10

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Hot Ride, a 2 day and 126-mile journey. The ride takes place on September 9 – 10 beginning in North Little Rock, overnighting in Hot Springs Village and finishing day 2 back in North Little Rock at the festive finish line. Cyclists will travel...

United Way to Expand Back to School Event –  Stuff the Bus

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United Way of North Central Arkansas will launch its annual effort to collect school supplies and other basic items to ensure that every child in Independence County is properly equipped to succeed this month with our big collection day being August 5th. United Way and...