• Carl Garner honored

    HEBER SPRINGS — William Carl Garner was inducted into the “Hall of Honor” during the 54th annual Area Chamber of Commerce banquet here Tuesday evening at Hensley’s Restaurant.
    Garner, 94, was cited for his leadership and environmental contributions during the 51 years he has lived and worked on Greers Ferry Lake.
    Former President Bill Clinton and Congressman Marion Berry sent video congratulatory remarks and several local and area citizens explained how Garner has played a major role in the growth and betterment of the lake region.

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  • UACCB announces fall Dean’s List

    One hundred and sixty-five students were named to the fall 2009 Dean’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students named to the list must earn a 3.5 GPA or above and be enrolled in at least 12 hours.
    Students named to the list are as follows:
    Ash Flat — Trevor Sellars

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  • UACCB names Chancellor’s List

    One hundred and nine students were named to the fall 2009 Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students named to the Chancellor’s List must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.
    Students named to the list are as follows:
    Ash Flat — Shelby Dunaway, Kara Whited

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    No. 15 Freed-Hardeman (15-4 overall; 3-3 TranSouth) at Lyon Pipers (13-6; 3-3), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
    The Lady Lions were ranked sixth last week, but three straight conference losses resulted in the 9-spot drop. Since the skid, Freed-Hardeman defeated Mid-Continent 109-48 and followed it with a 94-66 decision over Blue Mountain on Monday.
    Jana Cross (jersey number 41) leads a quartet of Lady Lions who score in double figures. She averages 16.6 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

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  • Cave City resets basketball games

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City-at-Mountain View junior and senior high basketball games set for tonight have been rescheduled for Feb. 9, Cave City Athletic Director Russell Fowler said.
    The games were moved due to the forecast of inclement weather tonight.
    Fowler also said if the predicted ice and snow arrive and Cave City is out of school Friday, the home games with Bergman will be rescheduled for Feb. 4.

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  • Mary Reesor wins Ms. Hollywood Bowl

    Mary Reesor defeated Tonya Coldwell 193-190 Saturday to win the Ms. Hollywood Bowl at the lanes of the same name.
    Reesor topped a field of 30 in the annual Batesville USBC Women’s Bowling Association event.
    The top five qualifiers were Reesor (664), Sue Billings (658), Coldwell (645), Tabby Billings (636) and Beverly Sellers (627).
    The other scores in the stair-step final were: Tabby Billings 182, Sellers 155; Coldwell 167, Tabby Billings 143; and Coldwell 172, Sue Billings 165.

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  • Morgan, Engleman join coach on East All-Star roster

    Cave City Coach Jon Bradley is joined by two of his players on the East All-Star football roster, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
    Bradley, who got the nod Wednesday, is an assistant coach for the June 25 showdown in Fayetteville.
    Tyler Engleman and Thamail Morgan are the Cavemen who earned the invitation to the 55th edition of the event.

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  • Scots set to begin new era with Roepcke at helm

    The Lyon College baseball program will begin a new era Tuesday afternoon when it visits Point Lookout, Mo., for a season-opening doubleheader with College of the Ozarks.
    It will be the first game as head coach for Tony Roepcke. The former Scot and assistant coach took the reins when the only coach the program has known, Kirk Kelley, resigned his position for the top spot at Oklahoma Wesleyan.

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  • All clear? States paying more attention to diagnosis, treatment of head injuries

    At least a half-dozen states are considering measures that would toughen restrictions on young athletes returning to play after head injuries, inspired by individual cases and the attention the issue has received in the NFL.
    Washington state led the way last year, passing what is considered the nation’s strongest return-to-play statute. Athletes under 18 who show concussion symptoms can’t take the field again without a licensed health care provider’s written approval. Several other states, including California and Pennsylvania, have similar bills pending.

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  • Nettleton takes two

    Nettleton swept Batesville in 5A-East District junior high basketball games Wednesday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
    The Junior Lady Raiders downed the Junior Lady Pioneers 31-21. The Junior Raider pummelled the Junior Pioneers 40-15.
    The games were originally scheduled for tonight. They were moved to Wednesday because of forecasts for ice and snow tonight.
    Lexi Beliew led the Junior Lady Raiders with 16 points.

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  • Local gymnasts win team title

    Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Center won a team championship and 10 of its athletes won all-around titles at the All-Star Classic, the annual meet hosted by the Batesville business.
    The team title went to the Level 6 Stars and Stripes gymnasts. Bailee Zirbel led the way by winning the 11-year-old all-around championship. She won the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and placed second on the balance beam.

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  • Naile correction

    Memorial services for John “Little John” Naile which were scheduled for Saturday have been postponed due to inclement weather.

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