• Summer’s here — let’s get out!

    Summer, summer, summer! After a wet and cool spring, we are getting out and enjoying the warm weather. Gary and I restained our back deck a couple weeks ago (leaving us sore for a few days, of course), then spruced up the flower beds and …

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  • Apple could pay for Moore

    Investigators say due to some creative Ireland-based tax gimmicks, Apple has managed to keep $75 billion away from the IRS’s reach just in the years 2009-2012. Even Sen. John McCain conceded, “Apple claims to be the largest U.S. corporate taxpayer, but by sheer size and …

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  • OBU announces graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University officials recognized a total of 296 graduates at the university’s May 11 commencement ceremony, including 240 bachelor of arts degrees, 39 bachelor of science degrees, 10 bachelor of music degrees and seven bachelor of music education degrees. The ceremony honored …

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  • Honor roll released

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Lisa Lewis and Margaret McDougal (4.0 grade point average). Sidney — Marilyn Hall (4.0).

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  • Cathy Jones

    CALICO ROCK — Wava Catherine “Cathy” Stone Jones, 58, died May 22, 2013, in Calico Rock. Born Jan. 28, 1955, in Monette, she was the daughter of Ray and Nellie Stone. She was a homemaker. During her early working years, she worked on a farm, …

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  • Kenneth Kennedy

    THIDA — Kenneth Eugene Kennedy, 69, of Thida died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home. Born May 30, 1943, in Anderson, Ind., he was the son of William P. and Myrtle Tallent Kennedy. He was a U.S. Army Air Force retiree and a member …

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  • Irene Johnson

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Edith Irene Burgess Scarbrough Johnson, 66, formerly of Batesville, died today, May 29, 2013, in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital. A family memorial graveside service will be held at a later date in Ash Flat.

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  • Fredia Butler

    Fredia James Butler, 77, of Batesville died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1936, in Charlotte, she was the daughter of Silas and Virginia Sexton James. She graduated from Cave City High School in 1954. She was employed as a cashier …

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  • Melda Cone

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Melda L. Cone, 90, of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1923, in Sage, she was the daughter of Homer and Gladys Helm. Survivors include a son, Baxter Cone; a brother, Jimmie T. Helm; a …

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  • Rick Meilke – Paid Obituary

    Rick Meilke, 65, of Batesville passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Batesville. He was born November 25, 1947, in Harrisburg to Kenneth Allen Meilke and Martha Myrtle Burton Meilke. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, AARP and the Elks Lodge while in …

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  • Beltran, Lyons lead Cardinals past Royals, 4-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Lyons couldn’t seem to find any pitch that was working in the first inning Tuesday night. The next six? Just about everything was working. The St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie only allowed two hits against the Kansas City Royals’ scuffling …

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  • Little library designed to inspire others

    Dick and Nancy Bernard just wanted to make their neighborhood a little nicer so they created a little library in their front yard to share books with their neighbors who are invited to take a book and leave a book. The little library idea came …

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