Front & Center

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 11, 2018

Melissa Taverner

New provost looking toward long-term relationship with Lyon

BY MARK BUFFALO Staff Writer Melissa Taverner, the new provost and dean of faculty of Lyon College in Batesville, is happy to be in the Independence County city. “I love this area,” said Taverner, who started in the position Jan. 15. “My husband and I got here on Jan. 9, but the overarching impression is that everyone here is kind and very welcoming and very willing to help you figure things out as you get here. “That has been so nice. We’ve met some of the nicest people who would go out of their way for you.” Taverner, 56, was hired for the Lyon College position, replacing... READ MORE

Sandra Massey: Newport Chamber honors ASUN chancellor with award CAROL ROLF

Sandra Massey was happy to attend the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Jan. 25. She knew her husband would be presenting an award to a group in which she is involved, and she wanted to be there to support him and the group of volunteers he would be recognizing. She never expected to receive an award herself.