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Dreams do come true – Family going to Disney World

SOUTHSIDE — Four-year-old Layne Holder has spent a great deal of his life in a hospital, but soon he and his family will spend some time at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Holder and his siblings, Kiarie, 5, and …

In Other News

City proposes lower millage to sweeten pot

An olive branch that could sweeten the deal for an annexation is in the works, according to Batesville city officials. …

Three wanted on theft, forgery charges

Local authorities are looking for three people charged with felony crimes of theft or forgery in Independence County. On Aug. …

Fundraiser tickets on sale

Tickets for “The Grand Independence Musical Revue,” the Old Independence Regional Museum’s fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. …

Solution to ballooning costs still up in the air – Several ideas floated at health insurance committee meeting

What to do about ballooning health insurance costs is still up in the air, although several ideas were floated Wednesday …

First Community Bank wraps fire truck

Educating children about fire safety is an important part of what the Batesville Fire Department does. To enhance the education …

Izard residents pull together for Dream Catcher nonprofit

MELBOURNE — Bagging a trophy buck or reeling in a story-worthy catch are the dreams of any sportsman, but many …

C-Ridge to discuss construction

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the central office board room to …

Karaoke fundraiser postponed

Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until November, …

Sports

Area volleyball teams set to begin play next week

Five circulation area high school volleyball teams begin play next week and each have different goals and expectation for the …

’Bama, LSU lead selections to coaches’ All-SEC teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 22 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Teams testing out new helmets, but do they work?

University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets …

Chicago KOs Philadelphia; powerful Las Vegas awaits

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago Manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. “Keep cheering,” Butler said …

Sports Briefs

Golf PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in …

Lady Pioneers move up, join 5A-East targets

Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball hit a target and became a target last season. One year after just missing their first …

Cave City juniors, seniors to host v-ball scrimmages

CAVE CITY — Cave City High School is scheduled to host benefit volleyball scrimmages for junior high teams tonight and …