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Go Loco – Ropes are for new, experienced alike

Does flying through the forest on a zipline or walking along the treetops via a series of rope bridges and Tarzan swings appeal to the adventurer in you? If so, a visit to Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure in Mountain View has what you’re looking for. Located at Ozark Folk Center State Park, the state-of-the-art treetop experience has been proclaimed by …

In Other News

Easter activities planned

A host of Easter egg hunts and other activities will be held this weekend, starting with an event at the …

Boyfriend jailed for hitting woman

A woman who was whispering while calling 911 told them she was being hit by her boyfriend. Independence County Sheriff’s …

Local film crew highlights Ozark Gateway Region

It’s one thing to read about all the things the Ozark Gateway region has to offer — but local tourism …

Paragould gynecologist charged with video voyeurism 

PARAGOULD (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist is being sought on felony charges after allegedly taking photographs of a nude female …

6-carat diamond found at park 

MURFREESBORO (AP) — A man who moved to the Murfreesboro area because he enjoys hunting for precious stones at Crater …

Bull Shoals police chief now on leave after arrest 

BULL SHOALS (AP) — The mayor of Bull Shoals says the town’s police chief has now been placed on administrative …

Man charged with stealing from church, school 

VAN BUREN (AP) — Police in Van Buren have arrested a man for allegedly embezzling $94,000 from a church and …

Hearing set in challenge to gay marriage ban 

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Advocates of ending Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit …

Sports

Pioneer ball teams hit big numbers

BLYTHEVILLE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers kept hitting the ball hard, and the Pioneers may have found their stroke here …

Warriors fend off Scots in non-league softball

CONWAY — The Lyon College softball team battled back to tie the score at 2 in the top of the …

Southerners slam Raiders in Searcy

SEARCY — The Southside Southerners hammered the Riverview Raiders 18-3 in a non-district high school baseball game as Cub Riley …

S-side remains winless in district

SOUTHSIDE — The Heber Springs Lady Panthers defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 4-1 Thursday and the Lady Southerners remain winless …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 17 – Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Allen leads resurgent Hogs’ passing attack

FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema left little doubt about the foreseeable future when he said returning starter Brandon Allen had pulled …

UA hitters moving up

FAYETTEVILLE — Eight of the starting nine University of Arkansas Razorbacks batters netted from one to three hits each while …

Cardinals lose Kelly in 5-1 loss to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday may prove more costly than …