• Ethan Randall Wilson

    Brian and Jennifer Wilson, Shelby, Tristan and Landon of Searcy have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 15, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Ethan Randall Wilson. Grandparents of the …

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  • Cora Juliet Wells

    Josh and Laura Wells of Mabelvale have announced the birth of a daughter at Baptist Health Medical Center on April 2, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Cora Juliet Wells. Grandparents of the child are Steve and Karen Wells …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This building in Mount Pleasant served as the area’s hospital from the time of its dedication on May 31, 1928, until it closed in early 1941. According to an article written by Craig Ogilvie in the July 2011 edition of the Izard County Historian, Dr. …

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  • The death of liberty

    Benjamin Franklin warned that a people preferring security over liberty deserves neither. In the aftermath of each attack upon our nation, we have seen this maxim play out with growing restrictions on our God-given constitutional freedoms. There was the USA Patriot Act, passed in the …

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  • Immigration bill drops in the dead of night

    After working behind closed doors for weeks, the Senate Gang of Eight walked an extra mile to keep the comprehensive immigration reform bill a secret. Normally, legislation of this magnitude that has been surrounded by massive publicity would be introduced mid-day to allow the press …

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  • Boston bombs prompt Twitter toxicity

    Shortly after Boston’s annual idyll devolved into mayhem, I tweeted: “Worst thing: People died … Second worst thing: The upcoming blame game.” Sure enough, it was game on. I get that we’re all upset. The urge to lash out is strong, and we’re only human. …

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  • Evelyn Rothrock

    HARDY — Evelyn Rothrock, 87, of Hardy died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Born May 12, 1925, in Mobile, Ala., she was the daughter of Henry and Hazel Mays. Survivors include three sons, Gary Castle, Jeff Sexton and Martin Sexton; four daughters, …

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  • ‘Unfortunate affray’ led to 1877 death of farms’ founder

    SULPHUR ROCK — Five Carter families who are descended from Rufus Harvison still own parts of the land Harvison homesteaded in Independence County in 1852. The Carters were recently recognized by the Independence County Quorum Court for being among several farmers in northeast Arkansas also …

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  • Loyd Sims

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Loyd Richmond Sims, 88, of North Little Rock died Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He served 28 years as an employee of the Arkansas Army National Guard at Camp Robinson, retiring as a sergeant major. He was a veteran of World War …

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  • Lola Flynn

    ASH FLAT — Lola Yancey Flynn, 94, of Ash Flat died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Oxford, she was the daughter of Huston Amon and Cassie Pearson Yancey. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, sewing, …

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  • Kristain Daniels

    HARDY — Kristain Shere Daniels, 28, of Hardy died Monday, April 15, 2013, in Ash Flat. Born Nov. 29, 1984, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Robert and Debbie Herron Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Cloie Daniels and Ally Daniels; and a brother, Jasson …

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  • Bertram Leon Brent – Paid Obituary

    Bertram Leon Brent, 77, of Ashville, Alabama, passed away on April 14, 2013. Bert, as everyone knew him, was born in the Cave Creek Community on August 13, 1935, on the 13th birthday of his brother, Albert. Bert left behind a loving daughter, Patti Brent …

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