• Barrett becomes first twice perfect umpire

    Major league pitchers are going to start demanding Ted Barrett for their starts. Not necessarily for his mastery of the strike zone. Simply because he’s a good luck charm with a mask. Barrett was behind the plate Wednesday night when San Francisco Giants’ right-hander Matt …

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  • Cain pitches to perfection

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For all those Giants masterpieces, from Christy Mathewson to Juan Marichal to Gaylord Perry, this one by Matt Cain topped them all. Cain pitched the franchise’s first perfect game and the 22nd in major league history, striking out a career-high 14 …

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  • Mary Nelson – Paid Obituary

    Mary Nelson Mrs. Mary Louise (Lowe) Nelson, 90, of Moorefield, Arkansas, departed this world on Monday, June 11, 2012. She was born December 31, 1921, at Moorefield, Arkansas, the daughter of Julius David and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Lowe. Mrs. Nelson graduated from Newark High School in …

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  • Crystal Durnell

    SUGAR GROVE, Pa. — Crystal E. Durnell, 40, of Sugar Grove, Pa., died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in a Corry, Pa., hospital. Born March 15, 1972, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Junior and Joyce Anderson Ring. She married David J. Durnell on Dec. …

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  • Linda Touchstone

    OIL TROUGH — Linda Sue Green Touchstone, 68, of Oil Trough died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Batesville. Born Dec. 24, 1943, at Magness, she was the daughter of Shelly and Mary Ellen Langston Green. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian belief. …

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  • David Winningham

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — David Winningham of Colorado Springs, Colo., died May 18, 2012. He was the son of Lloyd and Welcie Winningham. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Independence Missionary Baptist Church, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Baseball WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors asked for a master list of exhibits — a list that extends well into triple digits — and lawyers laughed about a juror who appeared to doze off during closing arguments as deliberations continued in the perjury trial of Roger …

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  • No turn signal leads to arrest

    When you find yourself in front of a police car it is wise to obey traffic laws, especially use of turn signals. At least that is what a Batesville man learned Tuesday after being transported to jail on drug charges for allegedly not following this …

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  • Cemetery panel seeks preservation help

    Batesville’s Oaklawn Cemetery Committee could use some help in documenting history, combating vandalism and repairing broken tombstones — but it must all be done through proper channels. Oh, and donations of money and volunteer time and effort would also be appreciated, said committee members George …

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  • Council approves Peco tax-back resolution

    The Batesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tax-back resolution for Peco Foods (formerly Townsends) for new construction and expansion of local facilities that will add 300 new jobs. The resolution’s approval, required by law to be implemented, allows any sales tax …

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  • History becomes man’s passion

    Ken Woodworth became interested in the history of the Civil War, which his great-great grandfather Albert Henry Woodworth fought as part of the Union, about 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until he got the Internet that it opened up a whole new world for …

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  • Burglaries reported

    A collegiate ministry building at 161 W. Main St. Batesville incurred about $1,000 in damages when someone broke into it sometime Thursday night to steal a $700 Peavey amplifier, according to Ann Ring with the ministry. According to Deputy Brian Luetschwager, officers had responded to …

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