• Feds to investigate Lafayette County finances

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating after a state audit found more than $160,000 missing from the Lafayette County tax collector’s bank account. Special Prosecutor Ian Vickery said Tuesday that he’s handing the case over to the FBI and U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge. Vickery …

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  • Donald Bernard

    Donald Wayne Bernard, 77, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Batesville. Born March 19, 1936, in Eagle Grove, Iowa, he was the son of Wayne Edward Bernard and Alice Griemes Bernard. He was a carpenter and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include …

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  • Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive

    ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls. But an attorney for one of the …

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  • Noel Stout

    LUTHER, Okla. — Noel Houston Stout, 86, of Luther, Okla., died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his home. Born June 5, 1927, in Evening Shade, he was the son of William Franklin Stout and Mattie Marlin Stout. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the …

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  • Taylor Shelton

    Taylor Shelton, 15 months, died recently. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rogers First United Methodist Church, located on Central Avenue in Rogers. Visitation and lunch will follow.

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  • John Shrake

    DOLPH — John Norman Shrake, 60, of Dolph died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1952, in Phoenix, he was the son of Franklin Lewis Shrake and Colleen Hope Shannon Shrake. He was united in marriage to Treva Langston on April …

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  • Martha Bates

    SPRING MILL — Martha Louise Bates, 61, of the Spring Mill/Cushman area died Monday, June 17, 2013. Born Dec. 20, 1951, she was the daughter of Claud and Una Lee Driskill Duncan. Survivors include a son, Jerry Bates; a daughter, Lena Bates; five grandchildren; a …

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  • Hornets take two from Pioneers

    The South Side Bee Branch Hornets won two close ones with the Batesville Pioneers in a rescheduled high school baseball doubleheader at the North Complex on Tuesday. The usual order of games was reversed and the younger players tangled first in a 5-inning contest, and …

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  • East All-Star volleyball, soccer selections impress coaches with commitment to play

    Valley View’s Ron Teat and Nettleton’s Vicki Gatewood have 10 years of experience between them as coaches in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games, and both said they have seen positive early indicators about their players. It’s become a common happening in recent …

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  • BHS Pioneer Baseball Camp set for July 1-3

    The annual Batesville Pioneer Baseball Camp of Champs is set for July 1-3 at the North Complex, according to a news release from Mark Rush, Batesville High School’s head baseball coach and camp director. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m and ends at noon each …

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  • Heat, James rally to force Game 7

    MIAMI (AP) — When LeBron James’ greatness almost wasn’t good enough, officials began preparing for a San Antonio celebration. Miami’s championship reign would be over. Someone in Spurs black would replace James as NBA Finals MVP. James and the Heat wouldn’t let it happen. “To …

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  • Reliving memories

    Dear Miss Wilma: After buying your little getaway home where you entertained your family and friends, I wanted you to know I left a little memento of yours behind. During the demo I found a small magnet attached to the stove that said “Wilma’s Kitchen.” …

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