• Bassmasters release schedule

    The Batesville Bassmasters club released its 2013 tournament schedule this week, as follows: March 9 — Greers Ferry Lake, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Hill Creek Ramp March 23 — Lake Norfork, 7-3, Quarry Landing April 6 — Greers Ferry Lake, 6:30-4, Hill Creek Ramp April 20 …

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  • Rusty gets a new home

    My daughter’s dog Rusty got himself some new digs. His brand-new home arrived and I think it’s nicer than ours. It’s amazing what products are made for dogs and if my daughter Alexas had her way, Rusty would have every one of them. After we …

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  • Smoking penalties? What about other Obamacare surprises?

    According to The Associated Press, many smokers were caught off guard by an obscure provision in The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. “Obamacare”) allowing health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. Regardless of how you …

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  • This budget tale would make Stalin proud

    Whenever a Texas Republican makes the national news for saying that “ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns”, for alerting Anderson Cooper to the danger posed by “terror babies,” or for shooting a coyote while jogging, friends from the boring states ask me, “How can you …

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  • New agents named

    SALADO — R.M. Weaver Real Estate has announced the addition of two new agents, Ronnie Gay and Darla Jones- Gay. Ronnie Gay is a Floral native, with nine years of real estate experience in addition to 25 years in the auction business, Col. Ronnie G. …

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  • Boy, 13, accused of robbery

    GENTRY (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas have arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of robbing a gas station at gunpoint. Police say the robbery was reported Tuesday afternoon at a gas station in Gentry. Police say the boy walked into the store wearing a …

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  • Fetal-pain bill forwarded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal that would ban abortions starting at the 20th week of a woman’s pregnancy based on the disputed notion that a fetus is capable of feeling pain at that point. Lawmakers on the House …

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  • Judge affirms $181M in fees

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge says Johnson & Johnson must pay $181 million in fees to attorneys who successfully argued that the pharmaceutical company committed Medicaid fraud in the marketing of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Pulaski County Judge Tim Fox ruled Thursday that Arkansas …

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  • Ronnie Ward

    JACKSONVILLE — Ronnie Owen Ward, 56, of Jacksonville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Phoenix. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with the Rev. Jim Conyers officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Campground Cemetery near …

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  • Chambers service

    Memorial services for Lori Ann Chambers, who died Jan. 24, 2013, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cushman. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Arrangements are by Hardy & Loresa’s Family Funeral Service Inc. in Batesville. ——— www.hardyandloresa.com

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  • Noma Hoggard

    Noma Cowan Hoggard, 97, of Batesville died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Aug. 9, 1915, in Jesup, she was the daughter of John W. and Nancy Stalnaker Cowan. She was retired from International Shoe Company and was a member of …

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  • Cleva Carter

    SANDTOWN — Cleva Campbell Lesley Carter, 84, of Sandtown died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1928, at Sandtown, she was the daughter of Earnest and Belva Hastings Campbell. She was a former factory worker and a homemaker. She was …

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