• Why Mike Rice had to go

    Retired professional basketball coach and former basketball player Phil Jackson once said: “Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” Someone should have told that to Mike Rice, Rutgers’s retired-by-being-fired former basketball coach. Rice was fired …

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  • AARP hears from new WRAAA director

    Senior citizens are deserving of respect and are worthy of better description than the word “elderly,” according to Jeff Schuman, the new executive director for White River Area Agency on Aging. Schuman was the guest speaker for the monthly AARP meeting and amused members with …

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  • John Coe

    PLEASANT PLAINS — John Coe, 50, of Pleasant Plains died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1962, at Rockford, Ill., he was the son of Howard Neal and Barbara Ann Marshman Coe. He had worked as a roofer for 25 years. …

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  • Billy Dean Luster – Paid Obituary

    Billy Dean Luster, age 66, of Batesville died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 24, 1946, at Santa Anna, California, to Dean Ray and Virginia Lorene Waller Luster. He was a veteran of the U.S. …

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  • Anna Blankenship

    Anna Kaye Muss Blankenship, 77, of Calico Rock died Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013, at Calico Rock. Born July 10, 1935, at Calico Rock, she was the daughter of Ausbie Muss and Goldie Hively Muss. She was united in marriage to Carl Blankenship on Aug. 12, …

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  • Storm moving east

    SHUQUALAK, Miss. (AP) — A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early today. The storm marched from Louisiana to …

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  • BHS kickers outscore visitors 15-0

    The Batesville Pioneers kept winning and the Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track in 5A-East Conference action in Pioneer Stadium Thursday night. The Pioneers scored early and often, got their junior varsity squad in before halftime and defeated the Wynne Yellowjackets 7-0 in …

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  • Visitors rally by Scots

    Lyon Sports Information After taking a 3-0 lead on Wednesday afternoon before rains halted the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference doubleheader, the Lyon College softball team couldn’t put the contest away after it resumed play on Thursday. Helped along by five errors, the Hannibal-LaGrange …

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  • Three area ballgames washed out

    Games scheduled for some circulation-area teams were canceled Thursday because of wet field conditions. The Cave City-at-Mountain View and South Side Bee Branch-at-Midland baseball games were postponed, and no rescheduling dates had been set by press time. Highland-at-Cave City and Cotter-at-Cedar Ridge softball games were …

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  • Lady Eagles nip Lady Southerners in shootout

    CONWAY — The Conway Christian Lady Eagles edged the Southside Lady Southerners in a shootout, winning 6-5 here Thursday in a 4A-3 Conference meeting. The Lady Eagles led 1-0 at halftime. The score was 2-2 at the end or regulation time. “We probably played our …

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  • Lyon’s Camp named AMC pitcher of week

    Lyon Sports Information ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Lyon College junior Brenden Camp was named the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week after helping the Scots to a 3-1 series win over the Missouri Baptist Spartans and into first place in the standings, the conference …

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  • S-side improves to 2-3 in 4A-2 District play

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners improved to 2-3 in 4A-2 District play as they defeated the Dollarway Cardinals 11-9 Thursday as Miles Hooper pitched five-plus innings of relief. Hooper struck out four and allowed three hits. Trey Payne, the starter, struck out two, allowed two …

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