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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 13, 2014
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Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Owens, left, and Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh are seen with artist‘s renderings of the new Batesville community center.

Batesville starts work on new community center

BATESVILLE — If things go as planned, residents in and around Batesville will be able to play basketball and float along the lazy river at a new community center next summer. “It’s going to be a major attraction for the city,” said Jeff Owens, Batesville Parks and Recreation director, “not only for the people to come in, but it adds to the quality of life and the healthy lifestyle opportunities for the citizens as well.” Ground was broken for the project in March, and the plans include a gymnasium for three basketball courts or six volleyball courts, offices, group fitness ... READ MORE

Stone Drive-In Theatre still rolling despite lack of new projector By ANGELA SPENCER

MOUNTAIN VIEW — On a slightly sloping piece of land just a few miles from the Mountain View town square, Bobby Thompson continues to project movies for visitors who get to stay in the comfort of their vehicles.

Historic Black House adds Southern charm to Searcy By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — It’s hard to miss the majestic, yellow, two-story home that has stood at 300 E. Race St. in downtown Searcy for well over 100 years. The historic home, known to locals as “Black House” in reference to the name of the only family that ever occupied the residence, looks as if it were plucked from the streets of New Orleans. In a way, it was.

New Beebe public library open for business ANGELA SPENCER/STAFF WRITER

BEEBE — As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. And they have.

Shear beauty: Cabot woman plans to shave head for cancer research ANGELA SPENCER/STAFF WRITER

Hair grows back when it gets cut, so what is there to lose by cutting one’s hair short for a good cause?

To have and to hold: El Paso couple to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary ANGELA SPENCER/STAFF WRITER

EL PASO — In a tidy house on a hill in El Paso, one married couple is about to observe a milestone many never get to see.

Daughters of Confederacy to observe Confederate Memorial Day, April 26 CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PEARSON — It’s all about the veterans. That is what Diane Hall of Heber Springs said about the upcoming observance of the Confederate Memorial Day on April 26 at the Pearson Cemetery in Cleburne County.

Book, advocacy give woman voice to fight sexual assault CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

FAIRFIELD BAY — Just barely out of high school, Melissa Davis joined the Army when she turned 18 in 1986.