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Ruddell Hill gets new station; insurance rating drops to 5

The Ruddell Hill Volunteer Fire Department is getting so much new equipment that a new station is needed to hold it all. Among the new equipment purchased in the past year are new turn-outs (protective clothing) for firefighters, 5-inch fire hoses (replacing old 2 1/2-inch), new radios/computers, a portable power generator and miscellaneous other pieces of equipment, with a new …

In Other News

Optimize your game plan for holiday toy shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for the holiday season’s hot toys, like anything related to Disney’s “Frozen”? Or maybe you’re …

OIRM to host ‘A Night at the Museum’

What happens after closing time at the museum? The exhibits come to life, of course! Inspired by the “Night at …

Lyon athletes give back to community

More than 250 Scot student athletes spent a portion of Oct. 21 giving back to the community by cleaning, assisting …

Candlelight vigil brings awareness of violence

The location may be different, but the message will be the same when Family Violence Prevention and Lyon College host …

Strawberry, Cushman receive grants

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe and Department of Rural Services Director John Andrews presented $92,131.59 to 11 rural communities …

Court will expedite gay marriage case

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state’s gay marriage …

Two injured in plane crash

MIDWAY (AP) — Two men injured in a northern Arkansas single-engine plane crash are recovering. Thirty-six-year-old pilot Andrew Tuberville was …

Disasters declared

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas …

Sports

Junior Pioneers win record 20th straight

BLYTHEVILLE — After two years and three seasons, the Batesville Junior Pioneers broke the longest winning-streak record in the history …

District-leading Pioneers approach home stretch in race for football title

Batesville Coach Dave King kept it simple when asked about the Pioneers’ final approach in their efforts to win a …

Lady Pioneers sweep Lady Panthers; eye another long run in state tourney

The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished the regular season on a good note, and now they’re aim is to finish some …

Concord girls clip Alpena in cage event

NORFORK — The Concord Lady Pirates rallied in the second half to defeat the Alpena Lady Leopards 54-48 Thursday in …

Defense leads Jr. Southerners to another district win

HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Junior Southerners recorded their third shutout of the season and stayed in the hunt for …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Royals might need rare pinch hit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had …

Perfumed Perez makes good ‘scents’ for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for …