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Make-a-Wish sending boy, family to Disney World

Seven-year-old Jaxon Candler’s wish is coming true — he and his family are going to Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The White River Family Fun Center hosted the party on July 11 for Jaxon and his family, which includes parents Jason and Jillian and brothers …

In Other News

New coach arrested for drugs

While Shannon Clark was making news in Crittenden County as the new coach, he was making news closer to home, …

Infant pronounced dead

Authorities were called to a home in Sulphur Rock Tuesday morning after an infant was found unresponsive, according to a …

2 girls kidnapped, bound

LINCOLN (AP) — Police have arrested a western Arkansas man charged with kidnapping two girls and binding them with duct …

Wire found in sleeping man’s truck

Construction workers who noticed some wire missing from the property found it behind the hill along with a man asleep …

Kendall’s Bears, Jonathan’s Books reaches 14th year

CAVE CITY — Kendall’s Bears and Jonathan’s Books’ 14th annual event was held recently. Kendall Townsley, 13, and Jonathan Townsley, …

Donations sought

United Way of Independence County has expanded its annual effort to collect school supplies and other basic items to ensure …

Secretary of state defends extending ballot deadline

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Tuesday defended the July 7 deadline they used for ballot measure petitions, …

Dollar General opens store in Evening Shade

Evening Shade — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 2115 Evening Shade Drive in Evening …

Sports

Batesville-based softball team wins USFA World Series title

Turned Up, an 18-and-under softball team based in Batesville, won the Class B United States Fastpitch Association World Series in …

4 circulation area athletes bound for Junior Olympics

Batesville’s Kate Moody, Trey Moody and Joseph Wells, and Cave City’s Kendall Townsley are scheduled to compete in the Amateur …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Survey shows sharp increase in teen HGH use

NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as …

Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis …

Strong locks horns with Texas fans

DALLAS (AP) — Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns …

Wainwright flops, Cards fall to Rays

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright felt he owed the St. Louis fans an apology after Tuesday night’s 7-2 loss …

Sports Briefs

Pro baseball DENVER (AP) — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the …