• Lady Southerners win finale with Stuttgart

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners finished off the regular season with a 50-43 victory over the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds in 4A-2 District action on Friday night.
    Down 21-18, the Lady Southerners outscored their visitors 20-10 in the third quarter. Senior Brandi Payne led the way with 10 of her 12 points.
    Classmates Kelly Jackson and Lunden Roberts scored 16 and 10 points respectively.
    Jackson also grabbed 10 rebounds. Roberts contributed seven rebounds.

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  • Sharp Co. judge puts road damage at $2M

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County, still dealing with the aftermath of the recent ice storm, probably has more than $2 million in damage — not counting damages to individuals’ homes, property and timber, County Judge Larry Brown told the quorum court last week.
    “What made it so bad, it was so widespread,” he said.
    “That’s a conservative estimate.”

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  • Jewelry, vehicles swiped

    A Batesville woman returned home Wednesday morning following an extended absence to discover her jewelry missing.
    Rose Hanson told police she had been out of town for about a month and that is when a gold ring, a loose stone and a pair of earrings came up missing. The items were valued at $5,600, according to Hanson.
    No suspects were listed in the incident.
    In other reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office:

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  • Susan Rueter

    Susan Rueter, 54, of Batesville died today, Feb. 16, 2009, at her home.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • Phillip Prickett

    Phillip Randel Prickett, 30, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.
    Born Sept. 10, 1978, in Batesville, he was the son of Tommy Randell Prickett and Eva L. Gorman. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Batesville and the American Legion of Batesville.
    Survivors include his father of Batesville; his mother of Trinity, Texas; his grandmother, Melba Chessher of Trinity; two daughters, Cerise Prickett and Maya Prickett, both of Batesville; two brothers, Christopher Allen of Trinity and Mitchell Allen of Norfolk, Va.; and several nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.

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  • Phillip Prickett

    Phillip Randel Prickett, 30, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.
    Born Sept. 10, 1978, in Batesville, he was the son of Tommy Randell Prickett and Eva L. Gorman. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Batesville and the American Legion of Batesville.
    Survivors include his father of Batesville; his mother of Trinity, Texas; his grandmother, Melba Chessher of Trinity; two daughters, Cerise Prickett and Maya Prickett, both of Batesville; two brothers, Christopher Allen of Trinity and Mitchell Allen of Norfolk, Va.; and several nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.

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  • Mary Pearce

    CAVE CITY — Mary Pearce, 83, of Cave City died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in a Searcy hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

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  • Bob Gay

    PANGBURN — Bob Gay, 71, of Pangburn died today, Feb. 16, 2009, in a Searcy hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

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  • Euna Biram

    HEBER SPRINGS — Euna Elizabeth Biram, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, in Heber Springs.
    Born March 1, 1916, in Floral, she was the daughter of Joe and Beatrice Sample. She was a homemaker and a farm wife. She was a member of Banner Church of Christ.
    Survivors include a son, Eugene Biram; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Biram; three sons, Gerald Biram, Harold Biram and Adrian Biram; five brothers; and three sisters.

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  • Donnie Caruthers II

    TEXARKANA, Texas — Donald Ray “Donnie” Caruthers II, 48, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in a Texarkana nursing home.
    Born July 25, 1960, in El Dorado, he was the son of Donald Ray Caruthers and Shirley Caruthers Cobb. He was self-employed.

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  • Woman’s death ruled suicide

    The official report from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory says that the cause of death of 31-year-old Jennye L. Davis of Newark was suicide. The ruling came this week from Daniel J. Konzelmann, associate medical examiner for the state.
    Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle said this morning that Davis apparently entered the densely wooded area behind her parent’s house in Newark with a bag containing a rope and hanged herself.
    “She left two notes behind, both related to a bad marriage,” Bittle said.

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  • Student’s purse, $1,484 cash stolen

    An hour of fun and games at a local game room Monday night ended on a bad note for a local college student when she discovered her wallet, along with $1,484 in cash, had been stolen from her car.
    Twenty-year-old Rachael Ann Burris of Batesville, a student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, said she stopped at Riverside Conoco around 8:45 p.m. and bought a few items before driving to Bald Man Games at 1543 Harrison St.

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