• Paper hard to come by in war

    When the Civil War began, President Lincoln and his General-in-Chief Winfield Scott implemented a strategy in blockading the Southern ports. The plan also called for a Federal advance down the Mississippi River in the hopes of cutting the South in two.  The purpose of this …

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  • Conservation Stewardship applications due May 31

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is different than other …

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  • Dennis Lawrence

    MELBOURNE — Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, of Melbourne died Saturday, April 27, 2013. Born May 4, 1965, in Batesville, he was the son of Jimmy Jay and Georgia June “Georgie” Shaver Lawrence. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include …

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  • Historical society honors author, curator Robertson – Honnoll shares family’s wartime experiences

    The annual joint meeting of the Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Genealogical Society, hosted by the genealogical society, was held April 21 in the Rider Room, First Community Bank. President Gary Perkey called the meeting to order, welcomed members and guests, and asked …

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  • Betty Francis

    HARDY — Betty JoAnn Francis, 72, of Hardy died Monday, April 29, 2013, in a West Plains, Mo., hospital. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Francis Jr.; two sons, Lloyd Francis III and Richard Francis; a daughter, Angela Francis; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral …

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  • C-Ridge places in state bowl

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge High School quiz bowl team recently placed second in the 2A conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Quiz Bowl 2013” against Conway Christian High School. The team includes (front, from left): Matthew Cullum, Reagan Walters, Haley Combee, Jade …

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  • Batesville shuts out Wynne in 5A-East soccer matches

    WYNNE — The Batesville Pioneers and Lady Pioneers blanked their hosts here Tuesday night in 5A-East Conference soccer matches. The Lady Pioneers defeated the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 8-0 and the Pioneers downed the Yellowjackets 4-0. Maddie Mead scored two goals and dealt out two assists …

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  • 2 hospitals work to protect infants

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two Arkansas hospitals are starting a pilot program aimed at educating new parents about the dangers of shaking a baby. Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and said Tuesday that the effort is aimed at preventing …

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  • Former Lady Cougar golfer named to all-conference team

    PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Armstrong Atlantic State University junior Kiley Mettler, a former Izard County High School golfer, recently earned her first All-Peach Belt Confernce honor. Mettler earned second-team honors after being ranked sixth in the conference in stroke average, collecting a 77.40 average in 20 …

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  • Lyon frosh wins top honors with result in AMC golf

    Lyon Sports Information MADISON, Ill. — Lyon College golfer Kyle Raberding earned two American Midwest Conference awards Tuesday as he finished in a tie for eighth place overall with an 11-over-par 227 to help the Scots to a fifth-place finish in the 36-hole AMC Men’s …

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  • S-side kickers win, lose in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Southside’s high school soccer season came to a close here Tuesday after splitting 4A-3 Conference matches with Westside Consolidated. The Lady Southerners won 2-0. The Warriors won 4-1. Lady Southerners Kristina Keeney and Jennifer Wyatt each scored a goal. Goalie Adrianna Jeffery racked …

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  • Bobcats KO T-wolves in tourney semifinals

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves fell short in their bid to reach the 2A-2 District Tournament championship game as the Walnut Ridge Bobcats crushed the T-wolves 19-2 in the semifinals. The Bobcats won the title with a 3-1 win over the Tuckerman Bulldogs. Tuckerman …

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