• USDA microloan program finalized

    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000. “The new microloan program is aimed at bolstering the progress of …

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  • Roadrunners set first meeting; announce 2012 awards

    A preview of upcoming races for the 2013 season is part of the agenda for the first monthly White River Roadrunners meeting set for Tuesday night at 7 in the Citizens Bank Annex, according to a news released from Bruce Oakley, the club’s president elect. …

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  • Lyon College basketball teams sweep in Illinois

    Lyon Sports Information SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 20th-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team took an 8-point halftime lead and then held Benedictine to just 17.2 percent shooting from the field in the second half to move past the Bulldogs and post a 60-29 victory in …

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  • SAU baseball player with local ties listed as candidate for national award

    MAGNOLIA — Jason Dahl, the son of Gayla and Dale Dahl of Southside, is one of three Southern Arkansas University baseball players on the Tino Martinez Award Watch List, according to a news release from the school. The award is annually presented by College Baseball …

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  • Annette Schmidt

    OXFORD — Annette Morgan Schmidt, 50, of Oxford died Feb. 7, 2013, in Batesville. Born April 20, 1962, in Zeist, Netherlands, she was the daughter of Walter and June Beasley Norrick. She was a homemaker and a computer science instructor at Ozarka College in Melbourne. …

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  • Kenneth Wandless

    ASH FLAT — Kenneth M. Wandless, 78, of Ash Flat died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Wandless of Aiken, S.C., and John Wandless of Wilmington, Ill.; a daughter, Karren Blackwell of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four …

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  • Gordon Young

    LITTLE ROCK — Gordon Young, 57, died Feb. 1, 2013. Survivors include two sisters, Avis Frazier of Little Rock and Melodi O’Neal of Hot Springs Village; a nephew, Shane Hankins of Maryland; and a niece, Ariella Frazier of Little Rock. He was preceded in death …

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  • Geneva Pitts

    Geneva Pitts, 96, of Batesville died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Born May 8, 1916, in Caddo County, Okla., she was the daughter of Forest and Florence Catlin Rumley. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include a son, Randall Pitts of Newport; a daughter, Carol …

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  • Billy Fleming

    Billy Van Fleming, 74, of Batesville died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born May 18, 1938, at Batesville, he was the son of Walter and Mary Lee Fleming. He was retired from ConAgra Foods in Batesville. He was a member of West …

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  • Prudence Anderson – Paid Obituary

    Prudence Anderson, 69, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1943, in Franklin, North Carolina, to the late George and Agnes Stiles. She is also preceded in death by sister Patsy Drake and brother Steve Stiles. …

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  • John Hinson – Paid Obituary

    John Lennis Hinson, 82, of Cave City died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born February 12, 1931, in Evening Shade, Arkansas, and was the son of Marvin and Dolly (Kent) Hinson. He graduated from Evening Shade High …

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  • Co-worker is making me fat(ter)

    There’s always one in every office. The one selling something for their kids’ school and around here it’s Debbie Wetzel. Her “day job” is to take all the news, photos and whatever else we throw at her and make them fit nicely on a page. …

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