• Warren, Anderson wed

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Ashlee Brook Warren and Robert McHarley “Rob” Anderson were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Crown Plaza Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn.
    The Rev. John Stuart officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Bo and Anita Ambrose of Knoxville and Jon Warren of Guthrie, Ky. The groom’s parents are James and Camille Anderson of Batesville.
    The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom of the hotel. An iron arbor was decorated with white lights and cream-colored sparkling organza and potted greenery.

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  • Nickname came from made-up lyrics

    “Bulger” Jeffery, born in 1875 at Mount Olive in Izard County, got his nickname as a result of a songfest connected with an old-time camp meeting when Bulger but was a mere lad, according to an article in the Spring 1973, Vol. II, No. 4 edition of The Jeffery Quarterly.
    His actual name was Robert E. Jeffery.
    Written by Bulger’s grandson, Hugh E. Jeffery of Brea, Calif., the article tells how young Robert E. liked to sing but was not always sure of the words that made up particular songs, especially old hymns.

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  • BJHS, BHS to present concerts

    The Batesville Junior and Senior High School choral department will present its winter concerts 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Lyon College’s Brown Chapel.
    Admission is free.
    “Many secular and Chritmas tunes will be be presented along with duets and trios,” a news release states.

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  • Craft fair planned for Dec. 5

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will host its 24th annual Country Christmas Craft Fair Dec. 5 at the campus near Batesville.
    The fair is one of the most well-known activities sponsored by the ranch, which is in its 33rd year of providing permanent homes for children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected, according to a news release. Campuses are also located at DeGray and Mulberry. From the money generated at the craft fair, the children earn dollars for Christmas and the cottages earn funds for vacations or special events.

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  • Shelter animals need home

    A home for the holidays.
    That’s the goal of the Humane Society of Independence County for its shelter animals, said Terry Fengel, humane society kennel caregiver during a bake sale fundraiser Saturday at Hawgs Exxon.
    “Events like these help to raise funds for the shelter to get by on during the holiday season, when many people may be thinking of Thanksgiving cooking and Christmas shopping,” Fengel said.

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  • Museum to host Christmas party

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host its third annual Old Fashioned Family Christmas Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Admission is free for this event, but donations will be accepted. This is the final installment of the museum’s popular Family Day series for 2009.

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  • Black Friday — Early birds swarm stores

    Bargain hunters try to catch electronics, appliance deals

    For many like Sherry Long, shopping on Black Friday is as much a tradition as cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie is for Thanksgiving dinner. For 10 years that’s how it’s been.
    “We make this a tradition,” she said, looking up from a printed map of Walmart’s store while waiting with others at the electronics department this morning for the 5 a.m. sales to begin.

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  • Fouls catch up, Bombers pass Pioneers 62-57

    The Pioneers scored the first nine points of the game, never trailed in the first half, but they were in serious trouble long before the first half ended.
    Fouls were the trouble, and the Mountain Home Bombers took advantage for a 62-57 nonconference basketball victory in Pioneer Gym.

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  • Mountain Home juniors sweep BJHS

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Mountain Home swept Batesville in junior high basketball games here Monday.
    The Junior Lady Bombers won 25-17 as Patricia Foreman scored 12 points. The Junior Bombers jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and won 46-32.
    Both Batesville teams are 1-6 and will begin 5A-East District play at home on Nov. 30 against Blytheville.
    Wesley Rudd scored nine points for Batesville.
    Mountain Home’s eighth-grade girls won 30-28 in overtime. Haley Hambrick scored eight points for Batesville.

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  • Lady Pioneers start fast, win first

    With a fast start and some survival skills at the end, the Batesville Lady Pioneers won their first high school basketball game Tuesday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
    The Lady Pioneers scored the first 10 points and hit 67 percent of their shots from the field in the first quarter, and then they had to outscore the Mountain Home Lady Bombers 9-4 the last three and a half minutes to post a 42-37 nonconference victory.

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  • Perfect performance helps Mustangs

    Jay Phillips hit six of six 3-point attempts and helped lead the Central Baptist Mustangs to a 99-76 win over the Lyon Scots Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
    Phillips, a reserve, scored 18 points in just 13 minutes. CJ McCoy led the visitors with 23 points, Ryan Barnes added 19 and Rodderick Briggs chipped in 16 points and four assists.
    Batesville High graduate Michael Holder was a rebound shy of a double-double. He finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot.

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  • Stifling defense helps Cave City

    MAMMOTH SPRING — The Cave City Cavewomen put a stranglehold on the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears in the second half to turn a 16-16 tie into a 33-18 nonconference victory here Tuesday night.
    “We told them at halftime that we have to get back to the basics defensively,” Cave City Coach Russell Fowler said. “We got beat off the dribble in the first half, but I thought we did a good job of correcting that in the second half. We just picked up our intensity.”

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