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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

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 …

Chili suppers announced

Sidney Fire Department SIDNEY — Sidney Fire Department will hold a chili supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission …

Sports

Lady Southerners rally from 0-2 deficit, win district title

SOUTHSIDE — After falling behind two games in the championship match of the 4A-Central Conference Tournanment, the Southside Lady Southerners …

Bearkatz face big challenge in district-leading ’Noles

The Melbourne Bearkatz face one of their biggest challenges of the season Friday when they host the Osceola Seminoles in …

Rolling Pioneers, Chicks will collide in Pioneer Stadium

Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, high school football teams will try to continue what they’ve started. Last Friday in Wynne, …

Junior Pioneers shoot for record 20th win tonight in 5A-East football game in Bltyeville

The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers have a lot on the line when they take the long trek to Blytheville today …

Scot volleyball team falls in Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS — The Lyon College volleyball team couldn’t get on track Wednesday night, falling to John Brown 25-22, 25-14, …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 23 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Bullpen battle goes to Royals, levels World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City …

Junior Pioneers pursue 20th win; QB sidelined

A lot is at stake when the Batesville Junior Pioneers travel to Blytheville Thursday to face the Junior Chickasaws, and …