Bethesda Community Center announces annual haunted house

Bethesda Community Center presents its annual haunted house which begins Friday, Oct. 1, and will be open every Friday and Saturday in October, including Thursday, Oct. 28, and Halloween. The attraction opens at 7 p.m. each night it is operating. This is the community center’s largest fundraiser of the year and is staffed entirely by …

UACCB receives over $1,000,000 for Workforce Development Program

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has been awarded $1,075,943 through a competitive grant process offered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Delta Regional Authority, Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant program. The funding will be utilized to provide pre-employment training and wraparound support services, especially to persons from traditionally underserved …

Obituary: Glenda Hazel Deatherage

Glenda Deatherage, 69, of Timbo, Arkansas, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. The daughter of Sigal Harris and Erma Richardson Harris, she was born April 22, 1952, in Batesville, Arkansas. She was the baby sister to her four older siblings. She was a member of the Timbo …

Obituary: Zelma Clairiene Scott

Zelma Clairiene Scott, 101, of Batesville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. She was born July 20, 1920, in Mt. Ida, Arkansas to Jewell Joseph Scott and Nora Vadie (Weeks) Scott. Zelma was a member of Harrison Street Church of Christ. She worked at Crowell’s Cleaners for many years, and she also enjoyed crafts of …

Obituary: Dan Clingenpeel

Dan Clingenpeel, 67 of Melbourne passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.  He was born Sept. 19, 1954, in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Johnny William and Betty Vogle Clingenpeel. He was a retired oil field representative and of the Lutheran faith.  He was a loving soul mate, son, brother, and uncle.  He loved New Orleans, enjoyed good …

Obituary: Bonnie Marie West Candler

Bonnie Marie West Candler, 82 of Batesville passed away, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.  She was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Batesville, Arkansas to Roy Lee and Wildie F. Spencer West.  She was a homemaker and attended East Side Pentecostal Church in Batesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Donnie, Burnell, Rosco, …

‘The River Haunt’ opening this weekend in Batesville

Main Street Batesville will once again be hosting the haunted house “The River Haunt” for the Halloween season. The organization challenges everyone to survive “the 10,000-plus square feet of twisted terror.” The River Haunt opens the gate to “all prey” Oct 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, and Halloween night at 7 p.m. The River Haunt …

First Community Bank releases Travel Club calendar of events

The Adventure First Travel Club of First Community Bank has released an ambitious calendar of monthly events through year-end 2022, highlighted by a European river cruise next spring, and an excursion next fall through the Colorado Rockies, including national parks, monuments, and historic trains.  “We invite everyone to rediscover the joy of traveling with us, …

Cedar Ridge Elementary finds success with ‘Leader in Me’ initiative 

It all started with a book. “The Leader in Me,” by Stephen Covey, inspired teachers and administrators at Cedar Ridge Elementary to transform their learning culture – so five years ago, after board approval, they started their journey in Leader in Me. Leader in Me is a learning process that empowers students with the leadership …