• Is time a friend or enemy?

    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were locked in a hopeless Mexican standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, let’s say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasn’t me. …

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  • America’s most desirable jobs

    “I’d be happy to have any job on the list, if you want to know the truth.” “Ah, yes, you speak of the CareerCast.com ‘2012 Jobs Rated Report,’ which classifies the most and least desirable jobs in the U.S.” “That’s right. The worst job of …

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  • Marotta, Caraway to wed on May 5

    Blake Caraway and Laura Marotta John and Jane Marotta of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Marotta, to Blake Caraway, son of Nathan Caraway of Mount Pleasant and Mike and Crystal Jackson of Sulphur Rock. The bride-elect is the …

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  • Service News

    Army Pvt. Jonathan K. Lawrence has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, …

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  • Registration for adult softball scheduled for Thursday night

    A team registration meeting for the Independence Softball Association is scheduled for Thursday night at 7 in the Bad Boy Mowers conference room, announced Randy Palmer. Palmer said the ISA will consist of upper and lower divisions for men, a church league and a coed …

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  • Pioneers split with Eagles as pitching, defense give up big lead in nightcap

    PARAGOULD — Once again, the Batesville Pioneers failed to hold a big lead and it cost them a sweep in a key 5A-East District high school baseball doubleheader here Tuesday. After Tanner Ring pitched the Pioneers to a 3-0 win in the opener, the Greene …

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  • Tech sweeps BHS in softball

    PARAGOULD — The Greene County Tech Lady Eagles stayed in contention for a state tournament bid by sweeping the Batesville Lady Pioneers in a 5A-East District softball doubleheader here Tuesday. Tech’s Shayna Beaver twirled a 1-hitter, winning a pitchers’ duel with Batesville’s Karley Berkheiser, and …

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  • Rutherford sees bright future for Ozark Gateway tourism

    Skip Rutherford HARDY — Skip Rutherford, Batesville native and dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, told regional tourism leaders here Saturday evening that north-central Arkansas is primed to become a major travel destination within the near future. “This area has …

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  • Clara O’Dell

    Clara O’Dell PLEASANT PLAINS — Clara Faye O’Dell, 83, of Pleasant Plains died Sunday, April 15, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1928, at Imboden, she was the daughter of J.W. and Nora Thompson Smith. She was retired from South Central Bell in …

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  • Hillcrest hammers 1A 2-East foe

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles hammered 1A 2-East foes, the Mammoth Spring Bears, 9-0, tying for first in the district. The Screamin’ Eagles are 6-1 in the district and 9-9 overall. Tyler Parker pitched a 1-hitter, striking out nine in seven innings, and led …

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  • Lady Cougars clinch district champs

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars became district champions Tuesday after crushing the Black Rock Lady Zebras in a 1A 2-East District doubleheader. Both games were halted in the third inning due to the mercy rule. The first game was a 25-0 shut out. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in the Batesville and surrounding area from Wednesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 21, 2012.

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