• USCS Sprint cars scheduled for Locust Grove on July 6

    LOCUST GROVE — The Freedom Blast Fireworks Show and Isle of Capri points racing set for this weekend has been cancelled due to the burn ban, but the oval at Batesville Motor Speedway will not remain silent for long. The United Sprint Car Series hits …

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  • Arkansas baseball players see summer league action

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Henderson State says 19 of its athletes are playing in collegiate leagues around the country and in Canada. Officials say baseball players Taylor Coleman, Michael Schell and Jordan Trosclair are spending their summer in New Jersey playing for the Toms River …

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  • Bells win at couples golf, locals shine in Newport

    NEWPORT — Danny and Debra Bell led a strong contingent of Batesville golf teams at the Newport Country Club Couples Tournament last weekend. The Bells won the championship with a score of 128. They shot a 66 on Saturday and a 62 on Sunday. Local …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis WIMBLEDON, England — Petra Kvitova overcame a shaky start and a late rain delay to open her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Akgul Amanmuradova. Four-time champion Serena Williams, meanwhile, returned to the same Court 2 where big sister Venus was …

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  • Junior Babe Ruth All-Stars win tourney; set to host Mtn. Home in district event

    LONOKE — Batesville’s Junior Babe Ruth All-Star team went unbeaten while winning the Lonoke Summer Classic last weekend, their last warmup before the start of postseason play. Batesville defeated, in order, Cabot 11-1, Sylvan Hills 5-1 and Hazen 5-4 in the double-elimination, 6-team event. In …

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  • Local 12-year-old All-Stars win District 3 championship

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville’s Cal Ripken 12-year-old All-Star baseball team won the District 3 Tournament title Tuesday night by sweeping the Mountain Home All-Stars in a doubleheader. The scores were 8-0 and 12-2. Marshall Wyatt, Bryce Dodd and Ronnie Jeffrey combined to pitch the shutout. …

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  • Tony Malone Sr.

    HIGHLAND — Anthony “Tony” Malone Sr., 75, of Highland died Monday, June 25, 2012, at his home. Born June 17, 1937, at Clinton, Ind., he was the son of Donald and Ellen Sanders Malone. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Billie …

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  • Gus Fulks

    EUDORA, Kan. — Gary Michael “Gus” Fulks, 55, of Eudora, Kan., formerly of Batesville, died June 16, 2012, in a Tonganoxie, Kan., nursing home. Born Sept. 16, 1956, in Lawrence, Kan., he was the son of Billy G. and Genevera M. Pitts Fulks. He was …

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  • Filmmaker Nora Ephron dies of leukemia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the injustices about the death of Nora Ephron is that she isn’t around to tell us about it. Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected …

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  • Cricket Ellis Lindsey’s Guide of the Year

    HEBER SPRINGS — It was January 2011 and Cricket Ellis was thinking about a trout fishing trip on the Little Red River in his new boat when he had a head-on crash with another vehicle. For Ellis, that love for fishing would be put on …

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  • Warrant issued in death of unborn child – Bond set at $200,000 for negligent homicide

    Negligent homicide charges have been filed in the death of an unborn child killed in an accident over the weekend. “The Independence County Sheriff’s Department had filed for and received, through the 16th Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office and the Honorable Chaney Taylor, an affidavit warrant …

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  • Ind. Co. farm family named district winners

    LITTLE ROCK — The district winners for the 66th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected and among them are 2012’s Independence County’s Farm Family of the Year. Tom and Margaret Vanemburg of Desha are the North Central District winners. The …

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