• Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61

    LOS ANGELES — Space used to be a man’s world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail into orbit for U.S. women. With a pitch perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the …

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  • John Homod

    HARDY — John Charland Homod, 62, of Hardy died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Belzoni, Miss. He was known as “Big John” and “Grand Daddy.” He married Barbara Bailey on July 30, 1982. He was a …

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  • Barbara Jean Chandler – Paid Obituary

    Barbara Jean Chandler, 86, of Union Hill went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2012. She was born in Flint, Michigan, on April 5, 1926, to John Hempstead and Florence Hubbard Hempstead. She was a member of the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. …

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  • Vergia Horn – Paid Obituary

    Vergia Alberta Matheny Horn, 92, departed this life July 21, 2012, at home in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas, with her daughter by her side. She was born on Monday, May 3, 1920, near Dowdy, Arkansas, to Cecil Cleo Matheny and Elvira Nancy Sullivan Matheny. Vergia’s early …

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  • Douglas McArthur Pitts – Paid Obituary

    Douglas McArthur Pitts, age 67, of Batesville passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, in a local hospital. He was born May 17, 1945, in Allison, Arkansas, the son of John William Pitts and Beatrice Sullivan Pitts. Douglas was a charter member of Woodrow Baptist Church, …

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  • Matt Mosler to speak at revival

    CAVE CITY — Matt Mosler, co-anchor of KARK 4 Today in Little Rock and director of Beautiful Feet Inc. Ministries, will be the guest speaker during a revival Friday at First United Methodist Church in Cave City and Saturday at Bear Creek United Methodist Church …

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  • CMT seeking families for ‘Redneck Intervention’

    Country Music Television is now casting for its new show, “Redneck Intervention,” hosted by Tom Arnold. According to a news release, the show is looking for families who have a relative who is embarrassed by his or her redneck roots; who have lost their backwoods …

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  • Radio club to meet

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • Fulton fair features events for horse lovers

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will feature three events for horse lovers this year. The annual fair horse show will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Everett Show Barn. The show will feature halter classes, showmanship at halter, Western pleasure, lead-line class …

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  • Aspen Jean Willett

    Nolan and Jabeth Willett, Ashley, Alex, Westley, Sylivia and Salena of Newark have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 11, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Aspen Jean Willett. Grandparent …

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  • O’Daniel, Russell to marry

    Jennifer O’Daniel and Larry Russell have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Theresa Thurman of Ida and Phillip and Dorothy O’Daniel of Little Rock. The prospective groom is the son of Linda Russell of Drasco. The couple …

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  • Kelah Kyler Chance Swafford

    Randy and Bridget Swafford and Dylan of Newark have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 18, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8.6 ounces and has been named Kelah Kyler Chance Swafford. Grandparents of the child …

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