• Vance gets life in murder case

    LITTLE ROCK — Anne Pressly’s mother approached defense attorneys moments after jurors spared the life of the Arkansas man convicted of killing her daughter in an attack so brutal that it left the television anchor’s face shattered and unrecognizable.
    She leaned in and said softly, “You protected someone who should have never been protected.”

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  • Students send notes to vets

    Working through the Batesville Area Arts Council, local school and college students recently designed patriotic note cards and sent them to service men and women in the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock and the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    More than 900 cards were sent to let veterans know how much they are appreciated for their service, according to a news release from BAAC.

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  • Wallis, Maune wed

    Lauren Beth Wallis and Brett Arthur Maune were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Terry House in Little Rock.
    Ralph Wallis, the bride’s grandfather, was the officiating minister.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wallis of North Little Rock. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Maune of Little Rock. The ceremony was held on the front lawn of the Terry House.
    The John Jarboe String Quartet played instrumental music as the guests arrived and during the processional.

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  • Cats are trainable Experts say it just takes patience, right rewards

    People have low expectations of cats.
    Sam Connelly tells of the time that she and her cat Storm observed a Canine Good Citizen test while they were waiting for their feline agility class to start.
    “I’m watching the dogs and I commented to the evaluator, ‘My cat can do all that,’” said Connelly. “At the end she said, ‘Want to take a shot?’ like it was a big joke.”
    To the evaluator’s surprise, Storm passed the test, successfully performing commands like sit, stay, come, down, and walking on a leash.

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  • Ella Rose Insell

    Joe and Miranda Insell of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 9, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10.1 ounces and has been named Ella Rose Insell.
    Grandparents of the child are David and Kathy Insell, Jeanie Hobbs and Rick and Rita Hirons.
    Great-grandparents are Charles and Jean Insell, Claudene Collins, Bill Hobbs and J.W. and Juanita Hirons.

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  • Leo Alexander McNutt

    Jared and Tricia McNutt and Haley of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Nov. 7, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, .1 ounce and has been named Leo Alexander McNutt.
    Grandparents of the child are Paul and Judy Kane and Jim and Cindy Noordhoek.
    Great-grandparents are LiLa Noordhoek and Foyld and Dorothy Wilcox.

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  • Pleased with city

    Dear editor:
    A few weeks ago my business brought me to Batesville, Arkansas. I was amazed at the view when I topped the hill looking down into your city. WOW!!
    Then the main street area was another WOW!! With an injured foot, walking was out of the question. However, I returned the next week and really enjoyed my time. The variety of shops seemed more alive with the historic background. The people were so friendly and actually wanted me to say “Hello” back to them.
    I am so happy to have taken the time to re-visit Main Street and plan to return with my friends.

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  • Cook County vs. Students

    A scene in the 1987 movie “The Untouchables” shows Sean Connery as a Chicago beat cop instructing federal agent Kevin Costner on how to play tough in the Windy City. Connery finishes his bare-knuckles-to-handguns lesson with this flourish: “… and that’s the Chicago Way!”

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  • Parolee arrested for possessing stolen property

     A 46-year-old Batesville man, free on parole from a state penal facility has been charged with theft by receiving, a class C felony, according to an affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Robert Moser.
    Moser said that on July 8, while test driving a car being repaired, Ed Carter of Barnett Auto Repair saw a Geo Tracker he had been working on sitting at a grocery store on North Central Avenue.
    “Upon returning to his place of business, Mr. Carter discovered the 2003 Geo Tracker had indeed been taken from the shop,” Moser said.

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  • Community orchestra to perform

    The Lyon Community Orchestra, directed by Barbara Reeve, will present a fall concert featuring fifth- and sixth-grade choirs from area schools at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel. The concert will feature school choirs from Cedar Ridge and Southside.
    Dr. Joel Plaag, director of Lyon College Concert Chorale, will direct choir pieces featured in “The World’s Greatest Concert.”
    Barbara Reeve and Brett Kootz will perform the Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. Kootz is a senior homeschooled student from Star of the Sea near Hardy.

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