• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Basketball NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection. James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. …

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  • Drivers chase speed records at 500

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials may be about to give the series a retro look and bring back the chase for track records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and Derrick Walker, the new head of IndyCar competition, emerged from a …

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  • Ravens win Searcy hoops tourney

    SEARCY –The Arkansas Ravens, a local traveling basketball team, defeated the Arkansas Lady Blue Chips 48-36 in the championship game of the Seventh Annual Land-O-Frost Basketball Tournament here last weekend. The Ravens finished the tournament with a 4-0 record. They defeated Jonesboro’s Arkansas Lady Ballers …

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  • Legion Highwaymen begin groundwork for winning baseball

    For now, Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen Coach Colten McSpadden is trying to get a measure of how hard Batesville American Legion baseball players are willing to work. “We’re going to try to outwork everybody we play,” he said. “Some of these players are tired coming out …

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  • Car, cycle, antique tractor show set

    SALEM — The Fulton County Homecoming Car, Cycle and Antique Tractor Show will be held during the 64th Annual Homecoming Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday in the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative south parking lot, located at Highway 62/412 in Salem. Entries will be accepted in …

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  • Kid’s College to rock the rainforest

    Poison dart frogs, anacondas and spider monkeys aren’t your usual classroom fare, but this summer a group of students will be exploring the Amazon Rainforest during Kids’ College. From mask making and jungle crafts to Afro Brazilian Dance and Rainforest Reader’s Theatre, elementary-age kids will …

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  • Feds involved in explosive arrest

    ASH FLAT — A south Sharp County man facing drug and firearms charges as well as theft by receiving and a charge pertaining to explosives remained in jail Tuesday after being arrested Friday — and, federal agents are getting involved. A stolen John Deere Gator …

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  • Teacher takes to the outdoors

    Being a preschool teacher for 10 years, Melanie Carpenter has learned not to throw out those empty milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles — you never know when you’ll need them to make funny animal masks or colorful ball catchers for an outdoor game of …

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  • Teachers honored

    Rather than ringing in the new year more than 30 area teachers rang in retirement Monday during a reception in their honor at First Community Bank in Batesville. For many it will include spending more time with families especially grandbabies. For those like Terri Walden, …

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  • Clinic relocates

    The Batesville Oncology Clinic, offices of Dr. K. Raman Desikan and Dr. Muhammad A. Khan, recently moved into a new location on the ground floor of White River Medical Center’s East Tower, with the entrance being at the end of the tower. The new location …

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  • Woman reportedly beaten; felony battery charges filed

    A woman at Newark claims she was beat up by a couple who came to her home May 15, and now the man and woman both face a felony battery charge. Officers from Independence County were sent to the Newark residence and talked with a …

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