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Sondra Rich: Remembered for generosity

To those who knew her, Sondra Rich was smart, funny, generous, loved, respected, confident and above all encouraging. She was a dreamer, but she worked hard to make her dreams come true. When she left her home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Batesville in 1997, she faced life as a single mother. Last November, Rich was diagnosed with primary …

In Other News

Early voting

Several people cast their votes Monday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville as the first …

Chubby Menard Pancake Day is Thursday

The Batesville Kiwanis Club estimates that it has served more than 100,000 pancakes in the 40-plus years it has been …

Deer hunter shot

Brothers Ronald and Donald Jenkins were deer hunting Saturday morning when Ronald heard a nearby gunshot and a scream. His …

2 face battery charges

MELBOURNE — Separate cases of domestic battery have resulted in two arrests by Izard County police, according to Sheriff Tate …

Ozarka sets health fair

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its Health, Safety and Wellness Fair, with more than 40 vendors, from 9 a.m. …

Board touts interim director, discusses retention

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is on the lookout for a new vice chancellor for enrollment management …

Thousands across state cast ballots

LITTLE ROCK — Thousands of Arkansas residents took advantage of early voting Monday in a closely watched midterm election highlighted …

Felon recommended for pardon

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended a woman convicted in Independence County for a pardon, according to …

Sports

Southside, Lyon host v-ball tourney; Junior Lady Southerners win crown

SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School is hosting the 4A-Central Conference Volleyball Tournament and action began Monday at Southside Gymnasium and …

Visitors win basketball openers in Brockwell

BROCKWELL — Marmaduke and Bradford won here Monday night in high school basketball openers as the Bad Boy Mowers Classic …

Pioneer JVs get revenge

The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team got revenge while improving their record to 6-1 Monday night in Pioneer Stadium …

Lady Pioneers fall in Jonesboro

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Lady Hurricane edged the Batesville Lady Pioneers in the first and third games Monday night …

Pioneer leads way at Oaklawn Park

HOT SPRINGS — Batesville Pioneer Tristen Driver posted the best finish among circulation-area high school cross country runners at the …

Beller, Brimer win overall titles in WRMC Run the Wave 5K

Ashley Beller, the current leader in the overall women’s division of the White River Roadrunners Challenge Series, padded her lead …

Hogs try to find answer to run woes

FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas backfield that was once considered among the best in the Southeastern Conference is experiencing an unexpected …

Garrett shuns contract talks during streak

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. …