• Cavewomen strike back in S-side

    SOUTHSIDE — The Cave City Cavewomen earned a season split with the Southside Lady Southerners here Tuesday night, and it came down to another tough tiebreaker.
    The winning game scores were 25-17, 25-22, 13-25, 22-25, 15-10. Back on Aug. 31, Southside won the tiebreaker 15-12.

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  • J.D. Hall

    MELBOURNE — J.D. Hall, 92, of Melbourne died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at his home.

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  • F. Kirby Smith Jr.

    VIENNA, Va. — F. Kirby Smith Jr., 91, of Vienna, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in a Fairfax, Va., hospital.
    Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville with Kirby Smith and Stephen Smith officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
    No visitation is planned.
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  • CORRECTION Catherine Brown

    HARRISBURG — Catherine Brown, 68, of Harrisburg died Sept. 20, 2010, in Jonesboro.
    Born April 25, 1942, in Bismarck, Mo., she was the daughter of Anthony R. and Charlotte Smith Young.
    Survivors include her husband, Arvil L. Brown; four sons, Roger Brown, Mark Brown, Tony Brown and Kenneth Brown; four brothers, Truman Young, Bob Young, Harold Young and Allen Young; a sister, Ethel Umflett of Fredrick, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jackson’s Harrisburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Harrisburg Memorial Park.

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  • Guest speaker to board: Tell college’s story

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Board met Sept. 13 for its quarterly meeting and annual retreat in the Board Room of the John E. Miller Education Complex.
    A portion of the retreat included special guest speaker Tim Huddleston, dean of development at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.

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  • Living 2 lives

    For the past couple of years I have been living my life vicariously through a soon-to-be 21-year-old woman.
    That’s right, me, the now middle-age, overweight, cranky white woman who has always believed that if you are not standing on the edge you are taking up too much room. Somewhere along the way I got tired of dangling, seeking some kind of thrill to make my life less mundane, so I decided to settle.
    And the word “settle” has always been worse than any four letter word.
    Then along came Megan.

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  • The American Dream

    The American dream is dead — for many native-born Americans, anyhow.
    You remember the American dream. It was the hope that everyone can get ahead in America, that your kids will attain more prosperity than you.
    It was the certitude that in America, anyone is free, with a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    The dream was alive and well when I was a kid in the ’70s. Despite a rough economic patch then, most everyone I ever knew dreamed of starting his or her own business.

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  • Batesville and Cave City won more than they lost in tennis mixers

    Batesville and Cave City won more than they lost in tennis mixers with conference foes in Jonesboro and Fairfield Bay.
    Batesville faced squads from Blytheville, Nettleton, Wynne and Forrest City in matches at Nettleton High School Cave City squared off with Stuttgart, Clinton and Heber Springs, the host school.
    Here are the results:

     

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  • Woman charged, failed to get fake prescription

    An arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Jennifer L. Querry of Batesville for allegedly trying to obtain the pain killer Lorcet without a prescription, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    In the affidavit, Sims said that on Aug. 28, the sheriff’s department was alerted that a woman was at The Medicine Shoppe on Harrison Street asking to pick up a prescription for Amy Smith that had been called in by “Tracy,” an emergency room nurse at White River Medical Center.

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  • Pleasant Plains man busted for bringing drugs to court

    Ordered to take a urine drug screen test after being held in contempt of court, a Pleasant Plains man went to jail Monday morning for alleged possession of methamphetamine.
    During court proceedings, Brian Lynn Evridge, 26, was ordered into custody for contempt by Circuit Judge Lee Harrod and then ordered to submit to a urine drug screen, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Collins, assigned as court bailiff.

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  • Faded tags are a no-no for man with warrant

    Stopped on Miller Creek Road for having faded temporary tags on his Mustang Monday night, Robert D. McCoy, 36, of Cushman was asked for his bill of sale, proof of insurance and driver’s license.
    The bill of sale and insurance was OK, it was the driver’s license that caused him some problems.
    McCoy told Independence County Deputy Michael Moody that he had a suspended license and didn’t have any identification.

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  • ASU announces summer grads

    JONESBORO — Almost 500 diplomas were bestowed upon graduates during Arkansas State University’s 2010 summer commencement ceremony Aug. 6 in the Convocation Center.
    Brittany Nicole Wilson of Newport, who graduated summa cum laude and is a University Honors Scholar, was the featured commencement speaker. Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences.
    Area graduates include:
    Ash Flat — Amber Nichole Gibson-Bean, bachelor of science-education, early childhood education (magna cum laude); Callye Elizabeth Morris, associate of science;

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