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Ice bucket challenge personal for area family

Mention amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and Tami Bennett is used to the blank stares. Cite Lou Gehrig’s disease and people know of the condition, but they don’t really know what it is, she said. Say “ice bucket challenge” and as of July 29 people are not likely to forget. ——— If Dale Bennett, 51, of Pleasant Plains thinks back …

In Other News

‘Old-timer’ prefers old ways

There are still some people in the world who prefer to do things the old-fashioned way and one of them …

Thida man accused of arson

Trying to burn down your own house is one thing, but burning your parents’ is a felony. On Sunday, Cpl. …

Loaned auto, other thefts reported

He only knew her first name and didn’t know where she lived but he loaned her his car anyway to …

Free movie offered 

The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at …

Wiles reappointed to Ozarka board

MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe has reappointed Dennis Wiles to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. Wiles, a resident of …

Updates top council agenda

With Monday night’s special meeting behind them, the mayor and aldermen made short work of Tuesday night’s regular Batesville City …

Volunteers needed for Afterglow

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting volunteers for the second annual Afterglow 5K, a night-time “glow run” that …

Southside school sets meeting

SOUTHSIDE — A public hearing to discuss Southside School District’s proposal to be approved for a conversion charter status will …

Sports

BJHS wins 35-30 in first scrimmage

After their first live scrimmage against the Marion Junior Patriots Tuesday at Pioneer Stadium, Coach Doug Walls said he was …

Visiting seniors blank Batesville in volleyball

The visitors swept the high school volleyball varsity match at Pioneer Gymnasium after the home teams won all the junior …

Cavewomen volleyball team takes thrilling season opener

CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cave Cavewomen began their volleyball season in exciting fashion Tuesday night with a 3-2 …

Southside juniors win scrimmage

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Southerners defeated the Westside Consolidated Warriors 16-8 Tuesday at Stewart Field in their first scrimmage. …

T-wolves fend off Pirates at Eagle Mountain course

The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves held off the Concord Pirates to win a high school golf match Tuesday at The Course …

Judge OKs bail for boxer Taylor

MAUMELLE (AP) — A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was …

Lots of wet lines expected at fishing derby Saturday

Many fishermen are expected at Row Lake Saturday morning, and organizers of the Batesville Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby for Kids …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 28 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.