• Othel Johnson

    CAVE CITY — Othel Johnson, 90, of Cave City died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in a Cave City nursing home.
    Born May 15, 1920, in Sidney, she was the daughter of J.V. and Martha Jane Hinson Gammill. She was a homemaker and worked at Sidney Nursing Home for approximately 10 years. She was a foster grandparent at Cave City School and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cave City.

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  • Mae Pascoe

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mae Deal Pascoe, 83, of North Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
    Born March 2, 1928, in Wiseman, she was the daughter of Edward and Rachel Deal. 
    Survivors include a niece, Susann Deal Woodbury of North Kansas City; two sisters, Elva Deal and Faye McGuire, both of Little Rock; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Pascoe; and her parents.
    Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery.
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  • Dorothy Martin

    PARK HILLS, Mo. — Dorothy Martin, 78, of Park Hills, Mo., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in a Park Hills nursing home.
    Born Feb. 27, 1933, in Dowdy, she was the daughter of George and Zella Melton Prince.
    Survivors include three daughters, Judy Vessells of Herculaneum, Mo., Deloris Wells of Barnhart, Mo., and Kathie Lewis of Leadwood, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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  • Ruby George

    CAVE CITY — Ruby Jean George, 87, of Cave City died Thursday, March 17, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
    She was born April 16, 1923, at Pleasant Plains. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cave City Church of Christ for many years.
    Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Marlin Krizon of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Larry L. Marlin of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Hester Hinson and Mary Stone, both of Kokomo, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

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  • Antenna falls, killing one

    MONTICELLO (AP) — Authorities say a man in southern Arkansas has died after a tall TV antenna fell on top of him.
    Monticello Police Lieutenant Carlos Garcia says the man, who has not been identified, was strapped to the antenna about 2 p.m. Thursday. He was trying to take a piece of it apart when it toppled into the yard and crushed him in a residential area of Monticello.
    Garcia says the tower was between 75 and 150 feet high and that the man had climbed near the top when the antenna fell.

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  • Man stabs self, claims robbery

    HARRISON (AP) — Police in Harrison say a Lead Hill man who reported being robbed and stabbed made up the story and actually stabbed himself in an effort to gain sympathy.
    Police say 20-year-old Justin Kyle Thomas has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report.
    Thomas had called police about 4 a.m. Sunday and said he’d been stabbed and robbed by a man. Thomas was treated and released at a local hospital.
    Capt. Paul Woodruff says Thomas told detectives he made up the story in an effort to get sympathy from his family.

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  • Lawrence, Matthews win event

    CAVE CITY — Keith Lawrence and Danny Matthews won the Cave City Bass Club’s first scheduled tournament of the year Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake.
    Matthews and Lawrence weighed in five bass totaling 8.80 pounds, tournament director Ron Watkins said.
    That total included the big bass of the day, which weighed 3.55 pounds.
    Travis Galloway and Bridges Carton placed second with five ass totaling 7.15 pounds.
    Ernie Daniel, fishing by himself, came in third with five bass totaling 6.0 pounds.
    Twenty-six bass were caught by the 23 tournament participants.

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  • 10 Tips offered for a safe spring turkey hunt

    EDGEFIELD, S.C.  — With wild turkey hunting season still in full swing in many states, the National Wild Turkey Federation has the safety of turkey hunters in mind.
    Safety is a key element when you’re in the woods mimicking the sounds of wild turkeys. A safe turkey hunter is much like a safe driver — you must be defensive minded.
    Also, keep in mind that a safe hunter is an effective hunter. Here are 10 tips to consider when you’re in the woods:
    • Leave the area if you suspect there’s another hunter already working the same bird.

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  • Chimney Rock: Among top Brangus breeders

    Foreign cattlemen arrive at Concord

    CONCORD — It wouldn’t be fair to say Bill Davis is all hat and no cattle.
    Each fall, hundreds of people converge at his Chimney Rock Cattle Company in Concord for a two-day sale featuring hundreds of pedigree animals (and in the meantime, filling up hotels in Batesville).

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  • Beginning Steps enrolls 100th baby

    Since September 2009, Beginning Steps has helped the parents of many newborn babies through its free program.
    It most recently it celebrated the enrollment of its 100th newborn baby, 1-month-old Brittany Hernandez Zoquitecatl, the daughter of Caritina Zoquitecatl and Agustine Hernandez.
    A Batesville School District initiative, Beginning Steps has provided baby-care information, support and links to local resources for Independence County families, Wilson said.

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  • Buses bought; teachers rehired

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board agreed Monday to buy two new school buses for $76,750 each, said Superintendent Steven Green.
    The 2012 model, 65-passenger diesel-powered buses will be purchased from Diamond State Bus Sales in Conway. The price was the lowest of three bids, with the highest being $82,398 from Merle’s Bus Sales in Van Buren.

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  • Library board announces 2 candidates for position

    Carla Land of Batesville and Vanessa Adams of Jonesboro — one could be the new the Independence County head librarian.
    The Independence County Library Board on Monday afternoon released the names of the two candidates who will be interviewed for the new position.
    The Independence County Library has never had a head librarian but because of its continued growth in patrons and materials, extended hours and new automation system for checking out and tracking items, the board agreed last fall one was needed.

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