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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

Corn is topic of museum program for senior citizens

Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 10th in the series of senior programs for 2014. At 10 a.m. …

District court closed Oct. 31

The Independence County District Court will be closed Oct. 31 for employee training, according to a news release. Normal business …

WRMC sets prenatal class

White River Medical Center will host a free prenatal class for expecting mothers at 9 a.m. Saturday in the conference …

County budget to get look

The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse to discuss …

Delta Symphony Orchestra performance announced

The Delta Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the campus of Lyon …

Paper Chase sets book signing

The Paper Chase Book Store at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville will hold a signing for author James D. …

Lyon College’s first trap team hosts tournament

Oct. 18 was a day of firsts for the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville as well as several …

Parents’ Day Out offered

A free Parents’ Day Out will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Batesville First Assembly …

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 …