• Library approved for more e-books

    More e-books will soon be in the Independence County Library’s future. The Independence County Library Board on Thursday agreed to a $2,000 increase for what it pays a year to have e-books through the company Overdrive and bringing the yearly total to $10,000. “A lot …

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  • Humane society offering half-price adoptions

    The Humane Society of Independence County is celebrating the annual Be Kind to Animals Week, which is May 5-11. This year, the humane society is having a half-price adoption special Friday and Saturday on all animals that are 6 months and older. “We are very …

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  • Aldermen discuss mobile homes

    SULPHUR ROCK — During a special Sulphur Rock City Council meeting Thursday, the aldermen put together ideas concerning mobile homes and agreed to discuss the subject with legal representatives from the Arkansas Municipal League, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. “No decisions were made,” she said. “The …

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear a series of reports, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will hear April water and wastewater financial reports, an April system …

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  • Cave City standout signs with NorthArk

    CAVE  CITY — Cave City High School standout Chaz Mathews will sign a letter of intent to attend school and play basketball at North Arkansas College in Harrison today at 1 p.m. at the Cave City High School library, annouced Caveman basketball Coach Jimmy Hodges. …

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  • Area teams go 0-4 in region finals

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Valley View Lady Blazers edged the Southside Lady Southerners 7-6 here Tuesday night, and it did have a similar look. Led by the hitting of sophomore Madi Bishop and a gritty finish from freshman right-handed pitcher Mollie Martin, the Lady Blazers …

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  • Mustangs stop Pioneer postseason streak

    FORREST CITY — It ended at 21. The Forrest City Mustangs edged the Batesville Pioneers 2-1 in the nightcap of a 5A-East District doubleheader here Tuesday night. That result and other numbers ended the Pioneers’ streak of consecutive state tournament appearances at 21. The Pioneers …

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  • BHS soccer teams call for confidence on eve of state event

    Confidence is the thing for the Batesville Lady Pioneers and Pioneers. That was the word from Lady Pioneer Coach Johnathon Burgess and Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud two days before their teams were to play the Hope Lady Bobcats and Bobcats in the first round of …

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  • Cavemen fall 11-1, fourth in region

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Valley View Blazers walloped the Cave City Cavemen 11-1 in the third- and fouth-place game of the 4A East Region Tournament here Tuesday. The Cavemen enter the 4A State Tournament in Harrison as a 4-seed and are scheduled to play Central …

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  • Lady Pioneers finish with sweep in Forrest City

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers ended their season with a pair of 2-hit pitching performances and a sweep of the Forrest City Lady Mustangs in a 5A-East District doubleheader and season finale. In a 10-0, run-ruled 5-inning contest, junior right-hander Karley Berkheiser struck …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 9 – Friday, May 10, 2013.

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  • Artist’s works shown at Ash Flatlibrary

    ASH FLAT — Works by Bert Worsencroft of Ash Flat, a self-taught artist, will be on display in he Ash Flat Library  until the end of the month, said Ina Gill, advisory board member. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Worsencroft grew up in Little Rock, …

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