• Kathleen Franks

    CUSHMAN — Kathleen Barnes Franks, 89, of Cushman died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 13, 1923, in Sidney, she was the daughter of Charles Barnes and Maude Bullard Barnes. She retired as a teacher from Cushman Schools after 35 years. She …

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  • Junior Pioneers to wrap up season with first-ever football encounter

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers will wrap up their football season with a long road trip to Harrison to take on the Huntsville Junior Eagles in a first-ever encounter Thursday night. The game marks the end of a season that has had its fair share of …

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  • BHS wins, S-side falls in state volleyball

    ALMA — The Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball team advanced into the quarterfinals of the Class 5A State Tournament with a 3-1 decision over the top-seeded Hot Springs Lakeside Lady Rams. The Lady Pioneers, the fourth-seed out of the 5A-East Conference, defeated the champions out of …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wesnesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1, 2012.

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  • Medic shares health care field’s ‘dirty little secret’

    NORWOOD, Mo. — Taking a beating was just part of the job, according to Kip Teitsort, but he wasn’t a professional fighter — he was a paramedic. EMTs and firefighters are subjected to verbal and physical abuse by patients and their families or friends and …

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  • Man pleads in death of unborn baby

    An illegal immigrant whose caused the death of an unborn child earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp’s court. Ernesto Berdeja, who is in the United States illegally, was charged with driving without a license, …

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  • Restaurant seeks alcohol permit

    Fox Creek BBQ restaurant is seeking an alcohol permit. Bill Daum filed a permit request Monday with the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in Little Rock. It is not a new permit but rather a transfer of the permit held by the now-defunct Batesville Country …

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  • Man who took child out of Izard County arrested

    MELBOURNE — A man who took a child to another county without permission and faked a birth certificate was arrested last week, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The incident started in the latter part of the previous week when a …

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  • Kirkin’ service is Sunday

    Lyon College’s annual Scottish Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel, as part of homecoming weekend. The purpose of this service is to rededicate the campus community to the service of God and to the Presbyterian …

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  • Police bust Halloween party

    Police accepted a Facebook invitation for everyone to attend a Halloween party at the Cave Creek DAV (Disabled American Veteran) club Saturday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett said the department has received complaints over the past few months of possible alcohol sales and …

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  • Arrest made in break-in attempt

    After a call to 911, 26-year-old Jamie Decker of Bald Knob was arrested Monday afternoon for trying to break into a Harrison Street business, according to a report filed by Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins. Batesville police dispatch received the call around 5:20 p.m. from …

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  • Mountain Home man shot in dispute with brother

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County say one man was shot in the face as he and his brother fought over a handgun. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the two brothers were at a Mountain Home residence early Sunday when the shooting …

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