• Memorial Day activities

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association will hold its annual Memorial Day service and general meeting May 27. Activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with an “Old Fashioned Dinner on the Grounds,” a roll call and election of officers at 1:30 followed by …

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  • Man’s death ruled suicide

    The death of a 30-year-old Batesville man has been ruled a suicide, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said deputies responded to the Case Street home of Ricky Watkins Jr. around 9:36 p.m. “Watkins appeared to have died from a single gunshot wound …

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  • City pools to open Saturday

    The Batesville city pools will open at 1 p.m. Saturday, parks director Jeff Owens has announced. Hours of operation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. for the Fitzhugh Park (also known as the “Mickey Mouse” pool) and North Complex pools. Admission is $4 per …

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  • Cave City revamps policies

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board made several changes in policies during a regular meeting Monday as recommended under the Arkansas School Boards Association Model Policy Service, said Superintendent Steven Green. The school’s personnel policy committees previously reviewed the proposed changes. Employees previously …

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  • Group takes young people to new heights

    Building, flying or just admiring airplanes — Glen Blevins is more than happy to share his passion with others. As president of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1001, Blevins is adamant about getting the next generation interested in airplanes and recruit more members for the EAA. …

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  • The Internet is down, and I don’t know what to do!

    Donetta Sterling “Say Anything” Last Friday we here at the office, as well as part of Arkansas, lost Internet services for most of the morning. It was out when I came in to work that morning. The newspaper can still be put together without Internet …

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  • Happy Memorial Day

    David opened the envelope, and two airline tickets and a picture fell out. He laughed, even though the picture brought back very deep memories. Within a year and a half after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he had found himself as an antiaircraft gunner on …

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  • Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream director’s chair

    You’re dreaming if you think I’m going to rush out and purchase a Remee (“the world’s first comfortable, affordable lucid dreaming mask”). The Remee (the brainchild of Brooklyn-based inventors Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan) is equipped with six red LED lights that are programmed to …

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  • Richards, Smith named to Phi Beta Kappa

    FAYETTEVILLE — Meagan Richards of Batesville and Amanda Smith of Locust Grove, both students at the University of Arkansas, have been inducted into the Alpha of Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the United States, according to …

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  • Thorne, Swaim win Cave City Bass Club tourney

    CAVE CITY — Robert Thorne and Chris Swaim won Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Barnett Lake in White County with a five-bass limit totaling 11.55 pounds, said tournament director Ron Watkins. After that, pickings were pretty slim — the second-place finishers, Mark Johnson …

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  • Launch site changed for tourney

    The launch site for Saturday’s Batesville Bassmasters tournament on Lake Dardanelle has been changed due to several other tournaments being held on the lake the same day, said Billy Littleton, reporter. The new launch site will be the Cherokee Crossing Ramp, he said. “This is …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The late Caruth Shaver Moore of Evening Shade wrote in the Batesville Daily Guard on Sept. 1, 1975, about a “pictographic rock” near Salado.  This artwork by Carol Qualls accompanied Moore’s article, which noted that Moore had observed the rock art many years earlier while …

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