• Southside’s Farrier named to Class 4A all-state squad

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside’s Courtney Farrier was the only Guard-circulation area volleyball player to be named to an all-state volleyball team for the 2012 season. The senior helped lead the Lady Southerners to a 20-8 season, the best in school history, and was selected the the …

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  • Delma Rush

    MELBOURNE — Delma Cleo “Skinny” Rush, 84, of Melbourne died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Batesville. Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Jumbo, he was the son of Ruford and Virgie Vest Rush. He was a lifelong resident of Izard County. In 1945 he enlisted in …

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  • Wilma Sutton

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Wilma Jean Pilcher Sutton, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Born Nov. 9, 1939, on the Guion Road, she was the daughter of Henry Judson and Ethel Eary Pilcher and was a lifelong resident of Stone County. She worked at the Blanchard …

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  • Amiel Fraser

    DESHA — Amiel Harland Fraser, 91, of Desha died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1921, in Salem, Mo., he was the son of Loy Wilbur Fraser and Carrie Anna Petty Fraser. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include …

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  • James Sherrell

    OXFORD — James Harlin Sherrell, 76, of Oxford died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Melbourne. Born March 25, 1936, in Oxford, he was the son of Robert William Sherrell and Myrtle McCurley Sherrell. He attended Oxford High School, where he played basketball. He was employed …

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  • Zelma Crumley

    CAVE CITY — Zelma Marlin Crumley, 89, of Cave City died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in a Cave City nursing home. Born Nov. 10, 1923, at Maxville, she was the daughter of Jesse and Ollie Mae Willis Marlin. She was a homemaker and had attended …

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  • James “J.W.” William Hughes – Paid Obituary

    James “J.W.” William Hughes, 87, died December 3, 2012, in Fort Pierce, Florida. Mr. Hughes was born in Williford, Arkansas, then moved to Michigan and moved to Fort Pierce 15 years ago coming from Arkansas. Prior to retirement, he worked as a Plant Manager for …

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  • Cleave B. Weiss (Paw) – Paid Obituary

    Cleave B. Weiss, 80, of Batesville died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born June 17, 1932, at Ravenden, Arkansas, to Florence Jones Weiss. He was retired from Westvaco Paper in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a U.S. Army veteran …

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  • Arrest made after shooter claims gun’s discharge was accident

    NORFORK (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man is in custody for the slaying of a 65-year-old man killed last month in Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Thursday that 47-year-old Johnnie Carl Baker of Salesville shot Dennis Franklin Chapman in the face with a …

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  • Conviction made in toddler’s death

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The great-grandparents of a 2-year-old boy who died in a hot car in August at a Springdale Walmart have been convicted of misdemeanor negligent homicide and are to serve a year in jail. The sentence issued Thursday is the maximum allowed for …

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  • 2 teens arrested in death of Blytheville student

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in Blytheville say a teenager is dead after he was shot while walking home from school. Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson says 18-year-old Miguel Estrada was shot while walking home on Holly Street at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Thompson says Estrada …

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  • Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

    WASHINGTON — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12 million …

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