• Izard County duo paces Cougars to big win

    LA CROSSE — Uriah Mead beat Izard County teammate Preston Harmon by one stroke to win medalist honors at Cooper’s Hawk Thursday.
    Mead shot a 2-over-par 38. Harmon’s 39, coupled with Jack Dockins 44, gave the Cougars a decisive win over Cave City and Salem.
    Izard County won with a 121. Cave City carded a 140 and Salem turned in a 147.
    Cave City’s leader was Seth Foreman with a 42. John Battles and Grant Walling added to the team score with a 45 and 53, respectively.
    Izard County’s and Salem’s girls tied with 161s.

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  • 83 street stocks show up for Schoenfeld showdown

    LOCUST GROVE — Seventy-six of the 83 cars vying for the Schoenfeld Headers Mid-America Street Stock Championship clocked times Thursday night at Batesville Motor Speedway.
    There were seven cars after hot laps who didn’t make the call in time due to mechanical problems.
    Defending champion Peyton Taylor earned the fourth spot in tonight’s eighth heat.
    Robbie Arnold, who won in 2007 and 2008, is fourth in the first heat.
    Kevin Salter, a 4-time champion of the event (2003-2006), was a no-show, according to the speedway’s website.

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  • Cave City, Southside volleyball teams fall to 4A-Northeast Conference foes

    CAVE CITY — Westside Consolidated improved to 3-1 in 4A-Northeast conference play with 25-23, 25-15, 25-9 sweep of Cave City here Thursday.
    Kelly Taylor provided 11 kills and 10 blocks for Westside. Madison Morgan added nine kills and two aces and Samantha Scalf contributed seven blocks.
    Westside junior team won 25-13, 25-8 as Ashleigh Smith served six aces and Shelby Wallace added four kills.
    The Lady Warriors also prevailed in the senior B (25-12), junior B (25-3) and seventh-grade (21-10, 25-7) contests.

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  • Campbell named semifinalist

    Batesville High School student Caitlin Campbell has been named one of 16,000 semifinalists in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a news release.
    Campbell will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for the National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, to be offered next spring.
    To become a finalist, students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

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  • Ozarka College honors scholarship recipients

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College scholarship recipients were recognized at a reception on Sept. 2. More than 130 people attended, including 25 scholarship recipients, their families and Ozarka College staff and faculty.

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  • Man dies in W. Memphis dispute over parking spot

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Police say a dispute over parking spaces at a West Memphis apartment complex ended with a fatal shooting.
    Officers say Timothy Lemont Prackett died as a result of the shooting Wednesday.
    According to Jonesboro television station KAIT, police say Soloman Davis was arrested at the scene of the shooting at the Steeple Chase Apartments. Officers said he is being held in the county jail awaiting a hearing this morning.

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  • Cops shoot murder suspect

    LITTLE ROCK — One of two brothers charged with rape and being sought in an unrelated slaying of a Fort Smith woman was in critical condition with gunshot wounds Thursday after police say the siblings pulled knives on about a dozen officers.
    Police said one of the 12 to 15 officers who showed up at a Fort Smith apartment late Wednesday night to arrest the brothers shot Elvis Thacker in the abdomen after Thacker stabbed a detective.

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  • Clean-up slated at sandbar

    The White River sandbar will be the site of an organized clean-up effort at noon on Sept. 25.
    The public is invited to meet at the sandbar in Batesville to help pick up trash along the sandbar, weather and river depth permitting.
    The event is hosted by Eli Reasons, 7, of Sulphur Rock, who also hosted the first annual Reasons Music Festival held Sept. 10 at White River Park amphitheater featuring free food, bounce houses and concerts featuring local bands RoseFire and The Awakening.
    About 200 people attended.

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  • Oran McBride Sr.

    BETHESDA — Oran Samuel McBride Sr., 81, of Bethesda died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosie Baptist Church with the Rev. Farrell Miller, Donnie Branscum and Sheridan Rouse officiating. Graveside services will follow at Wyatt Cemetery, located on Goody Creek in Rosie.
    Pallbearers will be Stephen McBride, Johnny Young, Tim Low, Matt McGee, Dwayne Reynolds, Brad McPherson, Lee Felton, D.J. Newman and Dean Felton.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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  • Charline Sauder

    FRANKLIN — Charline Johnston Sauder, 88, of Franklin died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in Horseshoe Bend.
    Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Lepanto, she was the daughter of John Henry Johnston and Ida Priscilla McWhirter Johnston. She served in the U.S. Army as a registered nurse. During her tour of duty she cared for a soldier named Clayton Sauder, and they were united in marriage on Sept. 17, 1946, in Lepanto. She was a homemaker. She was of the Church of Christ faith and was a member of Franklin Church of Christ and Franklin Extension Homemakers Club.

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  • Louise Sartin

    MELBOURNE — Louise Everett Sartin, 75, of Melbourne died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.
    Born Oct. 12, 1934, she was the daughter of Ewell and Lorene Couch Everett. She was united in marriage to Doyse Sartin on Dec. 21, 1955. She was a homemaker and was employed at Capital Mercury Shirt Company in Melbourne, retiring after many years of employment. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Melbourne First Baptist Church.

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  • Marie Sellers

    CAVE CITY — Marie Sellers, 88, of Cave City died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born July 5, 1922, in Clinton, she was the daughter of Albert and Etta Rose Melton Smith. She retired from Victor Metal Company, where she was a factory worker. She enjoyed all types of board games, gardening, quilting and watching television with her cat. She was a member of Sandtown Free Will Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a stepson, Ronnie Sellers of Batesville; and many nephews and nieces.

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