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Concord students named to honor roll

Mayor, clerk, attorney up for salary increase

Lyon biology major named one of top programs in Arkansas

Ray Thompson

Ray Elwood Thompson, 80, of Batesville died Saturday, Jan. 12,. . .

JoAnne Hendrix

JoAnne Slater Hendrix, 82, of Newark died Sunday, Jan. 13,. . .

Tamyra Gates

WALNUT RIDGE -- Tamyra Lynn Huskey Gates, 55, passed away. . .

Edward Hutchison

Edward A. Hutchison, 89, passed Nov. 17, 2018. Born in Newark,. . .

Johnny Wilson

Mr. Johnny M. Wilson of Newark died Friday, Jan. 4. Mr. Wilson. . .

Mayor, clerk, attorney up for salary increase

Photo by Tony McGuffey

Julie Hinkle (left), Tommy Bryant and Paige Hubbard, members of a salary review committee from the Batesville City Council, look over salary listings of mayors, city clerks and city attorneys from across the state. The trio was tasked with comparing the local salaries of those three positions in comparison to cities in the survey. The committee will be making a recommendation of raises for Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, City Clerk Denise Johnston and City Attorney Tim Meitzen to the full council at its regular meeting at 5:30 tonight.

Batesville's mayor, city clerk and attorney are up for a possible salary increase at tonight's city council meeting.
The recommendation of a raise for the trio will be coming from a salary review committee, made up of council

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Lady Pioneers remain first in Class 4A

Scott McDonald

Izard County sophomore Coby Everett pulls up for a jumper during action at the Ronnie Brogdon Classic last month at Highland. Everett has been an instrumental part of keeping the Cougars as the top Class 1A team in the state.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
Once again, the Batesville Lady Pioneers are ranked seventh overall and No.1 in Class 4A in the state according to the new Arkansas Sports Media Girls High School Basketball Poll that was. . . more »

Day by day, step by step:

Photo submitted

Rick Mansfield, dressed in historic clothing, is recreating the journey of 19th century explorer Henry Schoolcraft from Potosi, Missouri, down into Arkansas. He will be at the museum in Batesville on Friday for a free living history presentation. Schoolcraft's guide, Levi Pettibone, is portrayed by 17-year-old Cynthia Dea, who works with Mansfield at Webb Creek Park in Missouri and portrays several historical characters. Here, Mansfield and Dea walk through a canebrake like their historical counterparts often encountered in stream bottoms.

Facebook's anarchy may be its downfall

I use it, but I hate it.
That's how I feel about Facebook.
Unlike most things you hate, it's actually pretty difficult to just ditch Facebook.
Because it (and to a lesser or equal extent, Twitter) has become integral to how we stay in touch. . .

January 2019