• Is ‘Sesame Street’ getting too wordy?

    Ignoring a subject won’t necessarily make it go away but where do we draw the line at what is and at what age is proper discussion for our children? I admit when I saw the news headlines claiming “Sesame Street” was tackling the subject of …

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  • Holiday has changed since pioneer days

    By the mid-1800s, Christmas traditions in frontier Arkansas were modest and mostly religious celebrations. Only the wealthy decorated their homes and gift-giving consisted of small items that would be placed inside children’s stockings. Many changes occurred by the late 1800s, when the holidays took on …

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  • Chester Younger

    ST. JAMES — Chester Forshee Younger, 92, of St. James died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Cave City. Born June 4, 1920, in St. James, she was the daughter of Clark and Effie Lindsey Forshee. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. …

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  • Robert Rutherford

    Robert Spencer Rutherford, 88, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Heber Springs. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville. Arrange-ments are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1313 West Pine …

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  • William Sellers

    VIOLA — William  Houston Sellers, 63, of Viola died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in a Mountain Home hospice. Born Sept. 12, 1949, in Corinth, Miss., he was the son of Herschel Sellers and Myrtle Hamlin. Survivors include his wife, Margarette Ballard Sellers; a son, Charles …

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  • Mary Mize

    PLEASANT HILL, Calif. — Mary Curtis Mize, 95, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., formerly of the Smithville and Jesup area, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in a Pleasant Hill assisted living center. Born Nov. 11, 1917, at Emery, she was the daughter of Calvin and Gracie …

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  • John McDougal

    John McDougal, 43, of Batesville died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 21, 1969, in Three Rivers, Mich., he was the son of Joseph and Margaret Scoggin McDougal. He was a member of West Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 15 …

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  • Daniel Hentzell

    MONTICELLO, Ind. — Daniel A. Banks Hentzell, 35, of Monticello, Ind., died Dec. 10, 2012, in Monticello. He was born Dec. 3, 1977, in Batesville. He was a 1996 graduate of Ridgecrest High School in Paragould. He was a member of Twin Lakes Southern Baptist …

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  • Mary Kaufman

    LITTLE ROCK — Mary Elizabeth Kaufman died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Little Rock. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral …

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  • Vera Dennis

    FISHER — Vera Dillehay Dennis, 90, of Fisher died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 20, 1922, in Waldenburg, she was the daughter of William and Lula Maybelle Allison Dillehay. As a young woman she managed an apartment complex at Long Beach, Calif. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, December 17 – Saturday, December 22, 2012.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots silenced their “End Zone Militia,” taking the muskets away from the Revolutionary War re-enactors who fire into the air to celebrate every score. The memory of the Connecticut school shooting was still too fresh for …

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