• Glendene Green

    SEABROOK, Texas — Glendene Milligan Green, 85, of Seabrook, Texas, died Jan. 11, 2012, at her home.
    Born July 25, 1926, in the Cave Creek community, she was the daughter of Elbe and Lilly Bevans Milligan. She was of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors include a son, Tracy Thomson of Birmingham, Ala.; a daughter, Patricia Thomson of Seabrook; several grandchildren; and a sister, Elba Kilpatric of Florida.

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  • Marilyn Schreiner

    Marilyn Schreiner, 59, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at her home.
    No funeral service is planned. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • Betty Pickard

    STRAWBERRY — Elizabeth “Betty” Pickard, 83, of Strawberry died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at her home.
    Born May 21, 1928, at Galena, Ill., she was the daughter of Fred and Edith Gray Rury. She was co-owner/operator of many restaurants throughout the years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, fishing and cooking.

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  • Some Forestry jobs could be restored

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers said Monday they want to consider restoring some firefighting positions lost when the Forestry Commission laid off 34 workers this month to make up for a $4 million shortfall.
    Members of a legislative panel reviewing the commission’s finances on Monday asked state Forester John Shannon to come up with a plan for how he would restore some of the 14 firefighters in next year’s budget. The panel is expected to meet again Thursday afternoon.

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  • Campaign worker’s cat killed

    LITTLE ROCK — The campaign manager for a congressional hopeful in northwest Arkansas said Monday that he found his family’s cat slaughtered over the weekend and the word “liberal” painted on its corpse.
    Jacob Burris, who manages Democrat Ken Aden’s campaign, said he found the cat on the porch of his Russellville home on Sunday morning. Burris said one side of the cat’s head had been bashed in.

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  • Drugs, warrants lead to 3 arrests

    Riding three abreast in the front seat of a car, without seat belts, while in possession of drug paraphernalia and with outstanding warrants is not a good idea.
    Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said this was the scenario that led to the arrest of three people in west Batesville around 11:30 Wednesday morning.
    Gillihan, accompanied by Deputy Shay Moore, said they were stopped at the intersection of Carter and Bayou streets when he noticed a white Nissan Maxima occupied by three people in the front seat.

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  • 2 dead, 100 hurt in Ala. as storms pound South

    CLAY, Ala. (AP) — Violent weather including possible tornadoes roared across the heart of Alabama on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others. Searchers went door-to-door calling out to residents, some of whom lived along a path near the deadly twisters that devastated the area last year.
    The storms flattened homes, knocked down trees and peeled off roofs in the middle of the night in the rural community of Oak Grove, which was touched by both storms. The area near Birmingham has a history of being a tornado alley going back decades.

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  • Colleges seeing an increase in non-traditional students

    With an increasingly tumultuous economy and an even more unstable job market, more people than ever are considering going back to college well after their teen years.
    Colleges across the country have seen an increase in non-traditional students, and the number is expected to continue to rise as previously secure jobs continue to become more and more vulnerable.

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  • Huckabee relative among 3 killed

    LITTLE ROCK — Three people, including a distant cousin of former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, have died in a homicide and kidnapping case in Arkansas, police said Monday.
    Arkadelphia Police dispatcher Dusty Welch told The Associated Press that Donald Hux killed his ex-wife, Amy Huckabee, before he was fatally shot by law enforcement officers in the southern part of the state. Amy Huckabee’s current husband, Sandy Huckabee, was found dead Sunday at the couple’s home in Arkadelphia, which is about 70 miles southwest of Little Rock.

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  • Colleges seeing an increase in non-traditional students

    With an increasingly tumultuous economy and an even more unstable job market, more people than ever are considering going back to college well after their teen years.
    Colleges across the country have seen an increase in non-traditional students, and the number is expected to continue to rise as previously secure jobs continue to become more and more vulnerable.

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  • Elisha Coles – Paid Obituary

    Elisha Coles, 76, of Batesville, died Thursday, January 19, 2012, at a hospital in Little Rock.
    He was born August 2, 1935, in Sandtown, Arkansas, and was the son of William Thomas Coles and Annie Caroline (Gaines) Coles. He was a retired carpenter for the Arkansas Highway Department. He enjoyed spending time with family, watching his grandson play basketball and showing off his granddaughter’s picture. Elisha was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville where he taught children’s Sunday school for 30 years.

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  • Lady Wildats rally, start sweep of Scots

    McKENZIE, Tenn. — The Bethel Lady Wildcats rallied from 12 points down to collect a 72-69, TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball victory over the Lyon College Scots here Saturday.
    A rally wasn’t involved in the nightcap, but the Bethel men also took a hard-fought 3-point victory, winning 74-71.

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