• Lenfestey named state’s outstanding math teacher

    Kara Lenfestey is not one for attention except when it comes to the students she teaches at Batesville Junior High School. So when she found out the Mathematical Association of America named her Arkansas’ most outstanding math teacher, she was a little embarrassed. “I’m pretty …

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  • Early voting opens Tuesday

    Early voting for the March 13 city special election runs March 6-9 and March 12 at the Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. Ninth St. Voting hours at the museum will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On election day, polls will be open …

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  • Luckily, baby boomers are dying to help America

    It is my honor to present Robert’s eulogy today. He was my best friend. At 66, Robert was taken way too young, but, like so many baby boomers, he lived life to the fullest — and we will celebrate his funeral to the fullest. I’m …

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  • Girl Scouts USA: 100th birthday salute

    It’s a regrettable sign of our fast-paced lives. After Veterans Day our thoughts of the nation’s heroes go back into mothballs along with their uniforms. After Christmas, “good will to men” shifts into channeling our inner Scrooge once more. And after the last box of …

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  • Pioneer 9 open shakily, but win

    After a shaky start, the Batesville Pioneers started throwing strikes, catching strikes and hitting strikes for an 8-2, high school baseball victory over the Highland Rebels at the North Complex on Thursday. It was a season opener for the Pioneers. The Rebels opened their season …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY College baseball: Bethel at Lyon, noon High school basketball: Class 2A State Tournament at Cedar Ridge (Newark) — quarterfinals, Mountainburg girls vs. Magnet Cove, 1 p.m., Eureka Springs boys vs. Clarendon, 2:30, England girls vs. Danville, 4, Mountain Pine boys vs. Rector, 5:30, East …

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  • Scot season ends with tourney loss

    MAYFIELD, Ky — The Mid-Continent Cougars made the most out of their scoring opportunities from in close and ended the Lyon College Scots’ basketball season here Thursday night with an 81-71 decision in the first round of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament. “There you go,” …

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  • Talk about a good movie

    Donetta Sterling “Say Anything” After all the years of embarrassing things my children have done to me, I accidentally paid back my daughter Alexas last Friday. I took her to see the movie, “We Bought a Zoo.” We met her friend and her mother there. …

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  • FilmFest announces 2012 schedule

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest has announced the schedule for the 11th annual festival, set for March 28 to April 1 in Batesville, at a press conference and poster unveiling at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 246 East Main St., on Feb. 21. …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4.

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  • Church extends services

    Trinity Church of God has announced extended services. Services are: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 11; evening worship, 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday evening, 7 to 8. The church is located at 1705 Central Ave. in Batesville. The telephone number is (501) 345-3512. …

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  • Campus-wide garage sale is Saturday

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Williams Baptist College annual campus-wide garage sale will be from 7 a.m. to noon March 3 in Carter Field House on the WBC campus in Walnut Ridge. The sale is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministries. Students, faculty, staff and …

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