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Husband, children find reasons to be thankful amid sorrow

Even in her final days Margaret McMillin found much to be thankful for. Good knees were one. ———— Except for over the Internet, Keith and Margaret McMillin had never even seen the house that would become their home on Chamblee Drive when they moved from Texas to Batesville in 2005. “That’s what’s known as faith,” Keith said with a laugh. …

In Other News

No foul play suspected in man’s death

A call to 911 Friday night sent police and medical personnel to a Batesville address where they found 21-year-old Thomas …

Brothers hospitalized

CAVE CITY — Two brothers who allegedly tried to kill each other Sunday night are being treated for their injures …

Woman allegedly buys toys with co-worker’s stolen card

An arrest is pending for a Poughkeepsie woman who reportedly sneaked a debit card from a co-worker’s purse to buy …

Thanksgiving to affect trash pickup, shutter offices

The Independence and Sharp County Courthouses will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Independence County trash and recycling will …

Timberwolves to serve meal

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves football team is “teaming up” with the Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church to …

20 families receive free PCs

SOUTHSIDE — Twenty families of the Southside School District are now owners of Internet-ready computers thanks to a donation by …

Visitor takes wallet, uses cards

A $15,000 bond has been set for Shelby Alexander Chiaromonte, 33, of Batesville. Prosecutor Don McSpadden has charged Chiaromonte with …

Arrest made in check forgery

Allegedly writing checks on a deceased man’s account has resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Christi L. McDougal of Thida. …

Sports

Pioneers earn 5th straight playoff semifinal

The Batesville Pioneers started their Thanksgiving week a little early with good news from Little Rock, then they delivered on …

Scot basketball teams swept by AMC foes in Missouri

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Trailing Park University by 13 points with 3:01 remaining Saturday night, the Lyon College men’s basketball team …

Lady Southerners start district play with road win

STUTTGART — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds 43-16 Friday in their first 4A-2 District game and …

Lady Pioneers fall twice in Searcy

SEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers fell to 0-3 with two losses in the Searcy Bank Classic over the weekend, …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

’Noles top ’Katz 14-7 in 3A playoffs

OSCEOLA — The Melbourne Bearkatz couldn’t find the end zone again Friday after making a late charge in their 3A …

Scaggs, Hance help Pioneer defense deliver on promise

Senior cornerback Sam Scaggs and senior outside linebacker Wes Hance have helped the Batesville Pioneer defense shine brighter than anyone …

Benefit account set up for Max Rucker, family

An account for Max Rucker and his family has been set up at First Community Bank, announced Dr. Jeff Angel …