• Taylor McKeen Shelton – Paid Obituary

    Taylor McKeen Shelton left us to be in the arms of Jesus on June 15, 2013. He was born April 10, 2012, in Bentonville to Dr. Wes and Ella Shelton. Although Taylor was only with us a short time, he was the love of our …

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  • Charles E. Fraser – Paid Obituary

    Charles E. Fraser, 70, of Oil Trough died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on July 11, 1942, and was the son of C.E. Fraser and Marie (Rutledge) Fraser. He was a member of the Arkansas Retired …

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  • Points racing returns to BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points racing will resume at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday, featuring the Sweet Industries Sport modifieds, NeSmith late models, Bad Boy Super Stars, IMCA modifieds and street stock divisions. Gates open at 6 p.m. and hot laps start at …

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  • Casons sweep Highwaymen in Legion Zone 2 baseball

    The Blytheville Casons struck for four runs in the 10th inning for a 9-5 victory in the opener and then outlasted their hosts for a 4-3 victory and a sweep of the American Legion Zone 2 baseball doubleheader with the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen at …

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  • A valuable agency: Services for the Blind

    This time last year, I was sent on assignment to interview and write the Sharp County Farm Family of the Year 2012 article. While I was taking notes at the farm family’s kitchen table, the farm wife said, “Can you read that?” I said, “No, …

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  • A game you’d want to throw

    I turned on the History Channel last night just in time to catch the last little bit of a show on Chichen Itza. I can’t tell you how cool it is to watch a show on television about a place you’ve actually seen in person. …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Man’s inhumanity to man  Dear editor: You may think that this is going to be about serial killers or ax murderers, who kill just for the sheer pleasure of it, but it isn’t. This is about something that took place in this community recently that …

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  • West takes 5-2 lead in All-Star Games

    CONWAY — Winning two of three close ones here Wednesday, the West All-Stars assured themselves of at least a tie in this spring’s Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games. First up were the girls soccer teams at John McConnell Stadium on the Conway High …

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  • Mathews aligns with All-Stars tonight in Conway

    All-Star week continues tonight on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as Cave City’s Chaz Mathews hits the hard-court for the East squad as the only Guard-circulation area athlete playing in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games. Tip …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2013.

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  • Legacies will be elevated after NBA’s Game 7

    MIAMI (AP) — He is the best player in the game and this is the best moment in his sport. Game 7, NBA title on the line. “The moment is going to be grand,” LeBron James said. And it might redefine someone’s legacy. No matter …

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  • $18K raised for BBBS

    More than 120 people turned out for a rootin’ tootin’ good time at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Karaoke for a Cause Saturday evening. The event raised more than $18,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas (BBBS). The karaoke contest had two …

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