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Sondra Rich: Remembered for generosity

To those who knew her, Sondra Rich was smart, funny, generous, loved, respected, confident and above all encouraging. She was a dreamer, but she worked hard to make her dreams come true. When she left her home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Batesville in 1997, she faced life as a single mother. Last November, Rich was diagnosed with primary …

In Other News

Polls open

Early voting has begun for Arkansas’ busy midterm election. Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday …

Southside eyes new auditorium

SOUTHSIDE — The second part of the second phase of the Southside High School’s new building project to include 10 …

Independence jail prisoners could get RFID bracelets

Prisoners at the Independence County Jail may soon be sporting some new bling — a RFID (radio-frequency identification) bracelet. The …

Candidates to debate

The Bull 105.7 will host a debate for 2014 local candidates for the state House of Representatives and Senate seats …

Event set at Habitat store

Business After Hours, hosted by Citizens Bank, will be held at Habitat for Humanity of Independence County Home Store, located …

Cushman council to discuss dinner

CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center.  Aldermen will review bills …

Water authority to meet

The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building. The …

C-Ridge board to reorganize

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

Sports

Pioneers win – Batesville rallies twice for victory at Wynne

WYNNE — Overcoming two 11-point deficits, the Batesville Pioneers defeated the Wynne Yellowjackets 34-28 Friday night in Yellowjacket Stadium to …

’Katz dismantle Mohawks; Mustangs break through

PIGGOTT — The Melbourne Bearkatz improved to 3-1 in the 3A-3 District by dismantling the Piggott Mohawks 35-14 Friday in …

Lyon men record first soccer victory over Columbia

The Lyon College Scots posted its first-ever soccer win over the Columbia Cougars at Huser Field Sunday afternoon, using an …

BJHS volleyballers finish 18-6

JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers season came to an end Saturday at Valley View High School with a …

Area v-ballers fall in tournaments

NEWPORT — The Harrisburg Junior Lady Hornets defeated the Cave City Junior Cavewomen 25-22, 25-15 Saturday at the 4A-Northeast Conference …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 20 – Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Junior Pioneers tie record with 16-0 shutout

The Batesville Junior Pioneers won their 19th straight football game, and defense was the key, according to Coach Doug Walls. …

Pioneers, Yellowjackets look for edge in 5A-East clash tonight in Wynne

Tonight in Wynne, it may well be about “Who has the edge?” — figuratively and literally. Can the Batesville Pioneers …