• Kent’s Firestone wins city bowling tourney

    Kent’s Firestone won the 53rd Annual Women’s City Bowling Tournament at Hollywood Bowl as the team of Donna Brinkley, Bri Crabtree and Mary Carter racked up a team score of 2,599. The event began March 9 and concluded March 24. Bryant’s Pharmacy finished second (2,537), …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5, 2013.

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  • Jack Stevenson

    John D. “Jack” Stevenson, 89, of Batesville died Friday, March 29, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 19, 1923, in Murphysboro, Ill., he was the son of John William Stevenson and Ethel Emma Horstman Stevenson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air …

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  • Chris Wheeler

    WILLIFORD — Chris Wheeler, 65, of Williford died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in a Jonesboro hospital. Born Dec. 23, 1947, in South Haven, Mich., she was the daughter of Raimon and Harriett Williams Yeider. Survivors include her mother of Bangor, Mich.; a daughter, Shellien Cryl …

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  • Peggy Wheeler

    DESHA — Peggy Martin Wheeler, 39, of Desha died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1973, at Memphis. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wheeler; two sons, …

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  • Love is in the air

    Love, or so it sounds, has blossomed at the office. It’s not cute. It’s not sweet. It’s just annoying especially when you have to sit near it and can’t help but not ignore. I’ll admit their love-dovey ways have quietened over the last few days, …

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  • FDR’s fireside chat brings fame to Little Rock doctor

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke of him in a fireside chat, and Gary Cooper portrayed him in a movie. Had it not been for those two events, the heroics of Arkansas native Corydon M. Wassell might never have been known to the world. Cory Wassell …

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  • The South: A near-solid block against ‘Obamacare’

    ATLANTA (AP) — As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition block remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states. “Not in South Carolina,” Gov. Nikki Haley declared at the recent …

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  • Pryor thanks Diamond T 4-H

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After receiving nearly two dozen handmade cards for Arkansas troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is thanking the Diamond T 4-H Club of Independence County for its show of support for our men and women in uniform. Over the past few …

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  • Crews cleaning up after pipeline spill near Mayflower

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Residents affected by an oil pipeline spill in central Arkansas could be displaced for weeks, officials say. ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. said Sunday that more than 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been recovered since the company’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured Friday. The …

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