The walls are grimy and discolored. The uneven floors creak and yield under foot. Staircases and landings are rickety and black. The door of every room is open.
Walk along these corridors. Walk into this room. Here is a sickly boy of 5, deserted by his mother, underfed, solitary in the awful solitude of starved, neglected childhood. “Seldom talks.” Strange isn’t it.
Some, many children, never prattle like your darlings. They are already old. They are full, perhaps, of long, hopeless thoughts. There are plenty of other “kids” in this tenement.
Remember Menard’s Grocery, Ben Franklin Store or the Batesville News Review? Then you may be interested in a collection of photos from yesteryear that will soon be on display to the public.
Main Street Arkansas will present “Main Street Batesville in Black and White,” with old photos depicting different scenes from Batesville’s downtown.
The photo exhibit will arrive Tuesday at the Comfort Suites and will travel throughout the Batesville community for a year, according to Caroline Millar, assistant director of Main Street Arkansas.
MOOREFIELD — In order to help keep children warm during the winter months, the Compass Church in Moorefield will be accepting “Coats 4 Kids.”
The following businesses will be accepting coats until Dec. 5: Bryant’s Pharmacy, Teacher 2 Teacher, Velvet’s Optique, Stage clothing store, Walgreen’s, Hawg’s Exxon, all in Batesville, and Wildcat Station in Sulphur Rock.
There will be drop-off boxes located inside the businesses. For more information call Carla Middleton at (870) 799-4547 or Melissa Pitts at (870) 793-3460.
MELBOURNE — At age 3 Noble Wiles was hit by a car. At 17 he came down with pneumonia and then fell into a coma.
Thanksgiving Day Wiles will celebrate his 85th birthday and on Tuesday he, along with a handful of area World War II veterans, gave many at Melbourne High School a lot to be thankful for as they shared with students and faculty their personal stories of battle and the freedoms it brought America.
For now, anyway, the Searcy Lady Lions can win a rough and raggedy game with the Batesville Lady Pioneers.
Monday night in Pioneer Gym, the Lady Lions committed 22 turnovers to the Lady Pioneers’ 14, but the visitors hit a lot more in-close shots than the Lady Pioneers and won 51-39.
The pattern was set early. The Lady Lions would break the Lady Pioneers’ press often enough for easy shots, and make them, to push out to a substantial lead, then the Lady Pioneers would claw back within striking range before, again, giving up some easy shots and missing chip shots of their own.
A little bit at a time, the Batesville Pioneers built a big win Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
Down by 22 midway through the second quarter, the Pioneers steadily chipped away and finally broke down the Searcy Lions for a 58-55 victory.
It was as much about resolve as anything else, Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said.
“We talked about that at halftime — about not hanging our heads and waiting for something to happen, but, instead, working hard and making something good happen. I think we grew up some in the second half.”
Mountain Home Lady Bombers (1-1) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-2) at Pioneer Gymnasium, 6
The Lady Bombers defeated East Poinsett County and lost to Greene County Tech last week in a season-opening tournament in Paragould. Junior guard Lacy Hollingsworth and sophomore guard Nicole Bolt, sharp ball handlers and shooters, key Mountain Home’s attack. Hollingsworth hit eight 3-pointers in the loss to Tech. Bolt was brought up to the high school squad late last season and helped the Lady Bombers qualify for the state tournament. They finished 11-17.
IMBODEN — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves opened the conference season with a 76-56 decision over the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds here Monday night.
Hunter Limbaugh led the Timber-wolves (3-1, 1-0) with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Clayton Butler added 19 points and Luke Henderson contributed 17 points and nine assists.
The Lady Timberwolves were led by Christy Lovell’s 22 points and nine rebounds in a 54-34 win. Jordan Shelton scored 11 points for the 3-1, 1-0 squad.
Heidi Powers led Sloan-Hendrix with nine points.
• Don’t let turkey juices spill onto other things, like countertops, to prevent contamination. Clean it and anything it touches, quickly.
• Use separate cutting boards for vegetables and raw meat, and another one just for cooked food.
• Buy a pound and a half of turkey per person, if you want leftovers.
• Make sure to leave enough time for thawing, which can take days depending on bird size and thawing method. You can keep a thawed turkey in the fridge for up to four days before cooking.