• Annette Funicello dies at 70

    NEW YORK — She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls. Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, ruled among baby boomers, who …

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  • Thomas Belken

    CALICO ROCK — Thomas Christian Belken, 60, of Calico Rock died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Mountain Home. Born Oct. 5, 1952, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of Thomas and Bonnie Dawn Raney Belken. He was united in marriage to Connie Bernstein on …

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  • Linda Walker

    AUGUSTA — Linda D. Fulbright Walker, 62, of Augusta died Friday, April 5, 2013. She was a teacher for 28 years, having taught at Salem and Brinkley and finally in the Augusta School System for 22 years. She retired in 2002. She enjoyed gardening, drawing, …

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  • What can this girl dream up next?

    Oh, to have the imagination of a young girl! I spent the weekend spoiling my niece Abby, who just turned 11 on Monday. It amazes me, sometimes, the things she can dream up but after 11 years I ought to have learned better by now. …

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  • Jada Fulbright – Paid Obituary

    Jada Fulbright, 60, of Batesville passed away April 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Born July 16, 1952, in Batesville, she was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Jada retired after 35 years as a nurse. She enjoyed the …

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  • I’m already against the next war and you should be, too

    This week, the boogeyman is North Korea. Is anyone surprised? The Stalinist “Hermit Kingdom” is right out of central casting. Isolated, always bellicose, unpredictable, and on a war footing for decades: If the Korean War was an American citizen, it would be deciding about now …

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  • Batesville, S-side girls lead area track teams at Sara Low Relays

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Southside Lady Southerners posted top-5 finishes in the Heber Springs Sara Low Relays here Monday. Led by sophomore Christina Hamilton, the Lady Pioneers finished third in the team scoring with 85 points. Hamilton won the 200-meter dash …

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  • Thoughts about the new Star Wars movie

    Fans of the popular sci-fi franchise take their fictional universe very seriously. Any Stars Wars fan worth his weight in action figures knows that Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi never utters the phrase “May the force be with you” in the original 1977 film, “Star Wars.” …

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  • Southerners fall in extra innings

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Panthers defeated the Southside Southerners 16-15 in nine innings in this 4A-2 District game. The Southerners led 10-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, but gave up seven runs to put the game into extra innings. Cub Riley …

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  • Lady Southerners nip Lady ’Katz, win Rebel Rumble

    ASH FLAT — The Southside Lady Southerners won the Highland Rebel Rumble Softball Tournament Saturday, defeating the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz 6-5 in the championship game. Southside defeated Pocahontas 11-4, Izard County 3-1 and Viola 8-3 to reach the title game. Melbourne crushed Calico Rock 12-3, …

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  • Scots win 2

    Lyon Sports Information The Lyon College softball team came up with key hits at opportune times on Monday afternoon as senior Lauren Mills hit five for eight and picked up both wins in the circle as the Scots swept a doubleheader from Benedictine, 5-2 and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 9 – Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

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