• The game: Newport at Batesville Kickoff • Tonight 7

    Newport Junior Greypups (0-0) vs. Batesville Junior Pioneers (0-0), Pioneer Stadium

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  • Wynne golfers take two with three sub-par rounds

    WYNNE — With three players shooting sub-par rounds, Wynne won two high school golf matches from Batesville at the Crowley’s Ridge Country Club course on Monday.
    The Yellowjackets won by 23 strokes (287-310) as Paul Cooper shot a 2-under 68 and Colton Smith added a 69. Teammates Dylan Baskins and Dillon Thompson rounded out the team total with a 73 and a 77, respectively.
    Batesville was led by Shane Vanbenschoten’s 73. Completing the team total were Hunter Freiert (77), Hayden Cockrill (80) and David Cox (80).

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers win quickly in Searcy

    SEARCY — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers made short work of the homestanding Harding Academy Junior Lady Wildcats here Monday night, sweeping three volleyball matches.
    The seventh-grade scores were 25-7, 25-2, eighth-graders tallies were 25-9, 25-10, and Batesville’s varsity squad won 25-8, 25-12.
    “We’ve been talking a lot about the importance of serving, and last night we got on a roll,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “In the seventh-grade match, Anna Beth Conditt led with 19 aces, Lucy Woodbury hit 12 aces and Xena McFatter added nine aces.”

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  • Hoxie sweeps league play in Newark

    NEWARK — Hoxie swept Cedar Ridge in conference matches here Monday.
    The Lady Mustangs won 25-9, 25-8, 25-10 and the Junior Lady Mustangs were 25-14, 25-9 winners.
    “It was a tough night for us,” Cedar Ridge Coach Raydean Wheeler said. “Hoxie’s girls were definitely hitting all the right spots and we couldn’t get to where we needed to be. We made mistakes, but what’s important now is that we learn from them and move forward. A major part of moving forward is knowing how to communicate. We learn that, we’re the team to beat.”

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  • Firms announce poultry venture

    PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods and Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods have announced plans for a poultry plant in Ponca City.
    The companies announced Monday a joint venture with Dorada Poultry of Oklahoma City for Dorada to buy and operate the former Tyson plant in Ponca City.
    Officials say Dorada is expected to hire about 350 workers starting next spring and the plant is to begin operations later next year.
    The plant will produce chicken products for McDonald’s Restaurants.

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  • Prisoner falls five stories

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a prisoner has fallen five stories to the ground from the rooftop of the Bi-State Justice Center at Texarkana.
    The roof of the building is apparently used as an exercise area for inmates. Officials said the inmate fell after scaling a fence topped with barbed wire.
    Neither the inmate’s condition nor name was immediately released.

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  • Woman dies in crash with cop

    MORRILTON (AP) — State police say a Conway County deputy has been involved in a collision that killed another driver.
    A state police report said 40-year-old Elizabeth Gilbert of Morrilton died when her car collided late Saturday with a patrol car driven by 51-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy Rickey Emerson of the Cleveland community. The report said a passenger in Gilbert’s car, 16-year-old Allison Gilbert of Morrilton, was injured and both she and Emerson were hospitalized.

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  • 9.5-foot python captured on porch of NW Ark. home

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they’ve captured a snake that might have endangered small children or pets.
    A telephone call from a resident near Farmington reported a large snake on the front porch of the caller’s home.
    But the snake was not a rattlesnake, water moccasin or copperhead, all native to Arkansas. It was a 9.5-foot Burmese python, a constrictor that disables its prey by coiling around them and squeezing.

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  • Military store moves to Main

    After just eight months in business, J & J Military Surplus had to find a larger store for its growing business, according to manager Faye Kerr, who owns the business with her husband, Jim.
    Not only does the store have a new location, now at 159 W. Main St., there are new business hours as well, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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  • Bonnie Weaver

    GUION — Bonnie Weaver, 97, of Guion died Sunday, April 29, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born April 8, 1913, at Chastain, she was the daughter of Alexander and Lucinda Griffin Arnold. She was a homemaker and a member of Guion Church of Christ.
    Survivors include a son, Don Weaver of Guion; three daughters, Marion Sewell of Southaven, Miss., Vivian Waters of Marshall and Cindy Nelson of Southside; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

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  • James Martin

    FLORAL — James Herbert Martin, 72, of Floral died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born July 27, 1938, in Independence County, he was the son of James Noel Martin and Eva Angeline Strother. He was of the Church of Christ faith.
    Survivors include two sons, Lupee Garcia and Joe Leal; eight daughters, Caroline Santain, Sherry Rosengarn, Lisa Gladin, Shelly Martin, Rosie Hathorn, Janie Rogers, Teela Garcia and Cindy Gaspeny; a brother, Doyle Martin; a sister, Joy Harmon; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

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  • Fannie Dodd

    RUSSELLVILLE — Fannie Bee Dodd, 85, of Russellville died Aug. 18, 2010, in Russellville.
    Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Sidney, she was the daughter of George Washington and Nettie Jane Ford. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Morrilton.
    Survivors include a son, George Dodd of Bakersfield, Calif.; a daughter, Dalena Harvell of Russellville; her twin sister, Nancy Lee Mitchell of Batesville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

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