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Therapeutic stables set to open Thursday

When nationally known horseman Rick Wheat of Batesville suffered a massive stroke in 2012 he didn’t waste much time out of the saddle. Instead, he found horseback riding to be just what the doctor ordered, and on Thursday, he along with wife Shana, hope others will discover the same with the grand opening of W Heart W Therapeutic Riding Stables …

In Other News

Defraying jail costs – Judge wants cities’ district court funds

As cities and counties start preparing their budgets for 2015, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin hopes the cities in his …

Batesville, Bikes and Backroads

Get your motor running and head on down to Main Street for the Batesville, Bikes and Backroads event on Saturday. …

Thida home burns again – Drug arrest made at scene

A home in the Thida area that had previously been burned by an arsonist was the scene of another blaze …

Tickets still available; Aunt Minnie Miles to perform

Tickets are still available for the ninth annual Variety Night, a fundraiser for John 3:16 Ministries set for Saturday at …

Funeral arrangements set for slain real estate agent

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a real estate agent who was found dead five …

Midland discusses classrooms, stadium

PLEASANT PLAINS —A classroom addition at the high school and development of a football stadium topped discussion when the Midland …

Escaped inmate spotted in Fouke

FOUKE (AP) — Arkansas law enforcement officers have mobilized in southwestern Arkansas after an escaped inmate was spotted at a …

Road to be closed

CAVE CITY — West Center Street in Cave City between Hamlett Springs Road and Conyers Road will be closed beginning …

Sports

BHS grad hopes to snap Junior Pioneer win streak

Coach Matt Gay returns home to Pioneer Stadium Thursday, but this time he’ll be on the opposing sideline as he …

SAU snaps Lyon’s volleyball win string

MAGNOLIA — NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas pulled away from a 1-1 tie Tuesday night to outlast the Lyon College …

Area cross country athletes shine at meet in Melbourne

MELBOURNE — One circulation area team won a Melbourne Bearkatz Cross Country Invitational title on Tuesday, and circulation area athletes …

Lady Bearkatz finish 6th in state golf

Southside, Melbourne and Izard County were each represented in Arkansas high school girls state golf tournaments Tuesday, and the Lady …

Junior Timberwolves targeting first-half perfection

The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will try to complete the first half of the football season unbeaten when they host …

Cavewomen improve to 5-4 in 4A-Northeast

CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen got above  .500 percent in 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball Tuesday by sweeping the Trumann …

Batesville blanks hosts in v-ball

FORREST CITY — Batesville dominated their 5A-East Conference hosts in volleyball Tuesday. The Lady Pioneers won 3-0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-7) …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 2, 2014.