• Basketball in town tonight

    Bethel Lady Wildcats (6-10, TranSouth Athletic Conference; 14-16, overall) vs. Lyon College Scots (9-7, 20-10), Becknell Gymnaisum, 7 p.m. These two split their conference regular-season meetings, with Bethel rallying for a 72-69 win in McKenzie, Tenn., on Jan. 21 and the Scots holding on for …

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  • Woman to fight for world title

    SULPHUR ROCK — April Ward doesn’t look like the typical boxer. After all, she’s a 26-year-old wife and working mother of two small children. Ward will be competing for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Middleweight World title on March 10 in Pembroke West, Bermuda. She …

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  • Man throws drugs into Mo. jail yard

    Matthew Taylor Three people, including Matthew Taylor, 28, of Batesville, have been arrested on various drug charges in Missouri. Taylor was charged with class D felony of delivery or manufacture of an imitation-controlled substance, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner. Hefner said Jennifer N. …

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  • Sharp judge race created

    A race for county judge developed in Sharp County as eight more political candidates filed for offices Monday. Phillip D. Hood, a Republican from Ravenden, filed for the judge’s position. Larry Brown, a Democrat, had previously filed for re-election. Others filing in Sharp County on …

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  • Children removed from youth ranch

    BETHESDA — Nine children were removed from the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch at Bethesda Thursday, although the reason for the investigation by the Department of Human Services is unknown. Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay, a member of the ranch’s board of directors since 2007, confirmed …

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  • Ideas for the garden

    Andrea Bruner “Hear Here” Got a band instrument your kid has given up on and don’t know what to do with it? Maybe you can turn it into a unique fountain for your garden. I saw a tuba fountain at the Arkansas Flower and Garden …

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  • Gregorian calendar’s little oddity

    Leap year is upon us and according to 800-year-old lore dating back to St. Patrick the time is ripe for anyone hoping for more love or money. To all the dreamers out there, get ready because your day fast approaches. Get some rest, dust off …

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  • Power in apology

    There are two kinds of “I’m sorry”:  The kind where you feel bad for the other person, and the kind where you take personal responsibility for what went wrong. The first kind of “I’m sorry” is easy.  You say it at funerals, “I’m so sorry …

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  • Mary Cordial

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Mary Kathryn Cordial, 87, of Cherokee Village died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1924, at Oak Hill, Ohio, she was the daughter of Robert and Lucille Delaney. She worked in the kitchen at the Cherokee Village …

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  • Betty Davis

    ASH FLAT — Betty J. Davis, 75, of Ash Flat died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in an Ash Flat nursing home. She was of the Baptist faith. No funeral arrangements have been made at this time. Arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. ——— …

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  • Vernon Engelbrecht

    Vernon Engelbrecht, 89, of Batesville, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in a Jonesboro hospital. Born March 24, 1922, at New Boston, Ind., he was the son of Ernest V. and Ida Mae Bauer Engelbrecht. He was a retired carpenter and enjoyed …

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  • Jean Dunehew

    Jean Dunehew CAPE FAIR, Mo. — Willa “Jean” Dunehew, 78, of Cape Fair, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 7, 1933, in Dowdy, she was the daughter of Ethel Inmon McDoniel. She was united in marriage to Robert Nash “Bob” …

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