• Salado Baptist hosts homecoming

    SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday with services beginning at 11 a.m. A potluck will be served at noon. The Beebe Believers will sing at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Turner family to perform

    Sharp United Methodist Church will host the Turner Family for a music program at 2 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 1100 Gainesboro Road in Batesville. The program is open to the public.

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  • I’m part of the problem, too

    I am like most Americans. I go to work and I go home. I don’t get involved in politics and  world affairs. I only pay attention to my little world and those close to me. But while working on a story this week, I realized …

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  • Let’s have more wrist slap punishments

    I’m being facetious when I say that this country needs more wrist-slap punishments, but things have gone to the other extreme far too long. Pay attention to the news and you’ll be surprised at how many firings and forced resignations (in business and government) come …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Remembering a letter written ‘just in case’    Dear editor: Many people in the U.S. will not realize that next month will be the anniversary of a “cease fire” signed in Korea 60 years ago. It has been called the forgotten war. It only lasted three years, …

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  • Stand still

    As I stood upon a chair hearing my friends play outside, I just knew that I was going to miss something. Every fall, I always knew that some of my time would be spent standing on a chair as my mother knelt with straight pins …

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  • Jerry Gass

    GREER, S.C. — Oscar Gerald “Jerry” Gass, 67, of Greer, S.C., died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in a Greenville, S.C., hospital. A native of Pleasant Plains, he was the son of Oscar Earl and Oma Juell Freeman Gass. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran …

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  • Leona Duncan

    Leona Hawkins Brokaw Duncan, 90, of Batesville died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Batesville. Born April 22, 1923, in Paragould, she was the daughter of Ephram Hawkins and Ethel Barber. She was a homemaker and was a member of Weavers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. …

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  • Ernest Tharrington Sr. – Paid Obituary

    Ernest Tharrington Sr. was born February 16, 1936, in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, to Ed and Alberta Tharrington. He entered into his rest June 13, 2013. The youngest of 24 children, Ernest spent the majority of his life in Chicago, Illinois. Moving back to Arkansas in 1975, …

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  • Pioneers aim to score one for East All-Stars

    We’ll let the Batesville Pioneers’ representatives to the East-West Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game hash it out over who scored on whom in Wednesday’s All-Star scrimmage. Tonight at Estes Stadium on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, Pioneers Jonathan “Kansas” …

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  • Lions sweep Pioneers

    The Searcy Lions swept the Batesville Pioneers, winning 7-2 and 9-7, in a high school baseball doubleheader at the North Complex Thursday night. In the opener, Batesville’s Tristan Isley provided two doubles and drove in a run. Zach Langston took the pitching loss. He started …

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  • Mathews leads East All-Stars in rebounds in 98-50 rout

    CONWAY — The East dominated in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Basketball games Thursday night at the Farris Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas as the boys crushed the West 98-50 and girls won 57-47. Cave City’s Chaz Mathews …

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