• Whittemores to celebrate 50th year

    Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Whittemore, 2012 Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Whittemore, 1962 Cliff and Bonnie Whittemore of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. June 3 in the fellowship hall of Central Avenue United Methodist Church …

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  • Bray, Henderson announce plans

    Amelia Carol Bray and Taylor Blain Henderson CAVE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. James Bray of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amelia Carol Bray, to Taylor Blain Henderson, son of Dave and Michelle Henderson of West Plains, Mo. …

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  • Cromer, Mitchell to exchange vows

    Lance Mitchell and Hollen Cromer GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Mr. and Mrs. William Cromer of Germantown, Tenn., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hollen Cromer, to Lance Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitchell of Batesville. The bride-elect graduated from Germantown …

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  • Quail Valley hosting revival

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will hold revival services Friday through Sunday. Jacob Berry, 23, of Miami, Okla., will bring the messages. Berry has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, has never tasted food and is on a portable ventilator. Service times are 7 …

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  • Donations sought

    A local woman is collecting donations for active service members in a project dubbed Operation Love for our Troops. Donations Christina Love of Batesville is collecting include snacks, dry soups, pens, pencils, toilet paper, phone cards, sunscreen, batteries, first aid supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. Several …

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  • Hogs head for Houston; set to play Bearkats Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas is scheduled to play Friday afternoon at 1 in the NCAA Tournament Houston Regional against Sam Houston State. Arkansas was named Monday as a No. 2 seed. Sam Houston is a 3 seed. Regional host Rice is the No. 1 seed. …

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  • Gamecocks aim at 3-peat; Gators get top seeding

    NEW YORK — South Carolina is taking a big swing at some college baseball history. Trying to become only the second school to win three or more consecutive College World Series titles, the Gamecocks know they have plenty of work to do in the NCAA …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dario Franchitti won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time Sunday after Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap. The Japanese driver went for the lead going into the first turn, pulling even with Franchitti. But he went in too …

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  • If I’m ever on ‘Snapped’

    Andrea Bruner “Hear Here” I guess reality TV and the prolific number of crime dramas on television these days have made us all something of an amateur crime sleuth. If Gary and I get even 10 or 15 minutes into an episode of “The First …

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  • Love for car gives wrong turn

    Lacy Mitchell “Retro Active” “They’re only admiring my pretty car,” I told Luke as we headed down the highway toward Texas. Surely that was why the cars were passing us on the two-lane stretch of road past Hot Springs, looking at us as their vehicles …

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  • James Black

    Craig Ogilvie “… the rest is history!” James Black was born in New Jersey in 1800, and became a runaway at age 8. In Philadelphia, he became a silversmith’s apprentice until he turned 18. Drifting west, Black lived briefly in Louisiana before settling at Washington, …

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  • Homeless policy makes things worse

    During a recent trip to Chicago, I couldn’t help but notice the large number of homeless people in the downtown area, including one homeless man pushing a child in a stroller. Homelessness was frequently discussed during the 1980s, but seems to receive less media attention …

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