‘No one took a screenshot of that meth recipe?’ State auditor often finds treasure, items not bargained for

July 21, 2017 State Auditor Andrea Lea loves deposit boxes. Just ask her. She’ll tell you all about them and the many things you’ll find inside. Lea spoke to the Rotary club on Monday; while the main focus of her talk focused on unclaimed property, she did talk a little bit about her office. Lea took office after being elected in 2014, the 40th auditor … Continue reading ‘No one took a screenshot of that meth recipe?’ State auditor often finds treasure, items not bargained for

Power to the people – NAEC was key to bringing electricity to IndCo’s neighbors

July 18, 2017 BROCKWELL — To tell the story of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is to also tell the story of how electricity came to rural counties like Fulton, Sharp and Izard almost 80 years ago. The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society recently got to hear that history through a presentation by NAEC marketing and communications director Tori Moss. Moss said NAEC has its … Continue reading Power to the people – NAEC was key to bringing electricity to IndCo’s neighbors

New superintendent shares expectations for Batesville schools

July 17, 2017 Education, like many other sectors of the economy, is constantly changing. Unlike most other sectors, public education puts students, not profits, first. For new Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester that means fulfilling the school’s new motto of “working as a family for continuous improvement.” Hester touched on this motto, the district’s educational philosophy and its goals at the weekly meeting … Continue reading New superintendent shares expectations for Batesville schools

Library aims to serve entire county – Walmsley hopes to take institution forward

July 13, 2017 “Serving the children of the world” is the motto of the Kiwanis Club. On Friday, they gathered for a talk by Independence County Library Board President Bill Walmsley, whose goals for the library are similar to that expressed in the Kiwanis logo, with economically disadvantaged adults and elderly thrown into the mix as well. “I wanted to update you on what has … Continue reading Library aims to serve entire county – Walmsley hopes to take institution forward

Home visits improve lives of parents, kids – Independence Co. implements two ACH programs

July 6, 2017 Sometimes parents need a little guidance, especially if they started out in bad situations. Dr. Kathy Pillow-Price, director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network, spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club on Friday, explaining about what the network does and its current needs. “It feels like I’m home,” Pillow-Price said. “I’ve lived in Batesville two different times. Last time was five years ago … Continue reading Home visits improve lives of parents, kids – Independence Co. implements two ACH programs

Burge resigns as mayor of Cave City

June 28, 2017 Cave City will begin the search for a new mayor soon. The Cave City Council went into executive session Tuesday night and emerged with the announcement that Mayor Ron Burge was offering to resign from his position. The council approved Burge’s resignation, which is effective July 14. It will be up to the city council to appoint a new mayor to fulfill … Continue reading Burge resigns as mayor of Cave City

Martin: Teamwork key to success – NASCAR driver featured speaker at Rotary banquet

June 28, 2017 When it comes to serving the public, Mark Martin and the Rotary Club have something in common: They accomplish their goals through teamwork. Martin was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Batesville’s Officer Inductions and Awards Banquet, which saw approximately 80 members and guests come to Josie’s on Monday night. It marked the end of the year for the club, … Continue reading Martin: Teamwork key to success – NASCAR driver featured speaker at Rotary banquet

Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future

June 27, 2017 SAGE — Izard County’s Farm Family for 2017, like many other farm families, have a connection to generations before them. But, one thing about the Millers is that they’ve used that connection to build their farm, quite literally. The Millers own more than 700 acres, which they use for cattle farming and hay growing, in between Zion and Sage. Pulling up in … Continue reading Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future