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ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced that September home sales were 10.28 percent higher than September 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased by less than 1 percent.  For the quarter (July - September), home sales increased 16 percent with the average price of a home in Arkansas decreasing almost 4 percent.

"As the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been predicting, Arkansas home sales continue to be quite strong," said Amy Glover Bryant, Director of Communications for the Association.  "In the third quarter, Arkansas REALTORS® sold a total of 6,671 homes versus 5,719 in the third quarter of 2010.  Average prices during that time period were $143,944 compared to the third quarter of 2010 when the average price of a home in Arkansas was $149,430.  Affordability and strong mortgage rates are certainly helping to drive this year's improved numbers.  We do exp

Groundbreaking for new concession at North Complex Park

Groundbreaking for new concession at North Complex Park

Two local businessmen have come forward with a donation to help fund a concession stand that burned at the north complex nearly a year ago.

Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council approved a resolution to contract with Stanley Wood Chevrolet Co. for the sponsorship of the concession stand and one ball field at the north complex, and one ball field at Fitzhugh Park. Stanley Wood will pay $30,000 for five years, with signage advertising the dealership at both parks and the right to display vehicles at the facilities during special events. Parks director Jeff Owens said local businessmen Scott Wood and Phil Brissey had approached the city about the deficit on a new concession stand at the north complex and he thanked them for coming forward with the offer. Under the agreement, the city provides the signs as well as their maintenance. The ground breaking ceremony was held at 4:30 on Wednesday, October 26.

Independence County, Arkansas

Independence County, Arkansas

 

  Located on the beautiful White River, Batesville is a warm and friendly community with lots to offer its citizens. Batesville is listed in The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton, a nationwide guide to the best in small town living in America, published by the Macmillan General Reference Division of Macmillan Prentice Hall. The Independence County Recycling Program won the Arkansas Community Development Award, and Batesville was selected as Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year because of extensive and effective volunteer programs. Batesville is located in north central Arkansas 90 miles north of the thriving metropolis of Little Rock.

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Bad Boy Mowers Heading to Talladega

Bad Boy Mowers Heading to Talladega

 

Bad Boy Mowers is sponsoring the #31 Chevrolet of James Buescher from Turner Motorsports in the October 22nd Talladega Camping World Truck Series Race! The race will be nationally televised on the incredibly popular Speed channel. James is an up-and-coming super star and is currently leading the truck series points standings. Not only is he in the middle of a hot season, but he's a strong favorite to win the Talladega Event.

 

Bad Boy Mowers is proud to be a sponsor of James Buescher.  He is the epitome of what Bad Boy Mowers stands for... hard work, determination, perfection, and success.  We can strongly say that it made perfect sense to be a part of his crew and support for this race.  Good luck, James!  Everyone here at Bad Boy Mowers will be watching for that checkered flag...

Brian Berry Receives Award

Brian Berry Receives Award

BATESVILLE - University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville's Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services, Brian Berry was honored at the recent Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) and Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ArkACROA) conference held in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
 
Berry received the the Mossie J. Richmond, Jr. Outstanding Leadership Award during the awards banquet on October 6, 2011.  This award recognizes outstanding student affairs leaders from Arkansas who have made significant contributions to ArCPA. To be considered for this award, nominees must hold a position in professional organizations with an emphasis on ArCPA work and outstanding service to the association.

UACCB Chancellor, Debbie Frazier said "Mr. Berry demonstrates his leadership daily on the UACCB campus.

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

The Batesville Area Arts Council has announced the winner of the 2011 White River Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibit consists of thirty three works involving a variety of different mediums and will be set up until October 28th. A public reception will be on October 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.