• A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Strawberry High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th-year class reunion on May 25. An All School Reunion event will be held at the school that day, and the 1963 class will meet in the Strawberry Community Center after that for its reunion.  …

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  • Study finds college may not be worth it

    A recent study says going to college isn’t always worth it. I’m sure it’s the last thing recent college graduates want to hear. After all, they have just spent the last two years or more working hard to be able to better provide for themselves …

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  • Getting it wrong

    Scott Pelley of CBS News raised eyebrows and passions among journalists at a Quinnipiac University luncheon the other day when he said, “Our house is on fire.” He was talking about challenges to the news business from within, as reporters become careless in a rush …

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  • Our life is not really our own

    As Memorial Day rolls around, I am reminded of a story that I heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its basis is quite factual, and it’s message definitely deserves to be retold. The story is of a man, Andrew, …

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  • Lorell Ford

    Lorell Ford, 89, of Batesville died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born May 23, 1923, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Luther Wesley and Alice Pearl Jones Provence. She was retired from White-Rodgers in Batesville and worked at International …

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  • Jim Wilson

    Arnold “Jim” Wilson, 80, of Batesville died Thursday, May 16, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 8, 1932, in Elk Creek, Va., he was the son of Henry and Nellie Burris Wilson. He retired as a technical sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after …

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  • David Bumpus

    MELBOURNE — David Phillip Bumpus, 80, of Melbourne died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Melbourne. Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Memphis, he was the son of Frank Bumpus and Rose Newsom Bumpus Patterson. He graduated from Tech High School in Memphis, where he was a …

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  • Darlene Foushee

    CAVE CITY — Elsie Darlene Foushee, 87, of Cave City died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born May 27, 1925, at Strawberry, she was the daughter of Lawrence Utah and Lillie Mae Richey Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of …

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  • Corky’s founder dies in Memphis

    MEMPHIS (AP) — Don Pelts, who founded the Memphis-based barbecue restaurant Corky’s Ribs and Bar-B-Q and helped increase the popularity of the savory food style with a shipping and supermarket sales business, has died, a relative said Thursday. Pelts’ son, Barry Pelts, said his father …

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  • Lukas goes for 6th Preakness; three entrants improve odds

    BALTIMORE (AP) — After being on this earth for 77 years, winning 13 Triple Crown races and totaling more than $100 million in purse money, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has earned the right to sit in an office and let his assistants …

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  • Trickle, NASCAR legend, dead at 71

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — There is that lasting image of Dick Trickle in the Winston 500 lighting up a cigarette while driving his stock car with his knees during a caution lap. He places the cigarette through a hole he carved in his helmet for …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida. The state attorney’s office confirmed that a Broward circuit judge issued a warrant May 7 against Johnson for failing to …

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