• UCLA adds another 2-1 victory to CWS drama

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Never has a team swinging metal bats produced so few runs through two College World Series games yet found itself in such an enviable position. These UCLA Bruins are proving that in this day and age of college baseball, pitching and …

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  • ‘A little lemonade goes a long way’

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb … and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:6)   The above scripture verse came to mind when we read the latest Westboro Baptist Church-related story out of Topeka, Kan. The story came about when 5-year-old …

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  • Ban on gruesome images threatens free speech

    For those of us who worry about the vitality of free speech in the “land of the free,” the news this week isn’t good. On June 10, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a Colorado appeals court decision banning anti-abortion activists from displaying “gruesome …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, June 19 – Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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  • Pitchers, sluggers take turns shining

    CONWAY — Pitching dominated Tuesday’s All-Star baseball doubleheader as the West swept the East 2-6, 1-1, at Bear Stadium and the softball doubleheader turned into a slugfest at Farris Field as the East won 10-8 in the first game and the West stole the nightcap …

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  • Mary Ford

    Mary Jane Ford, 97, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 28, 1916, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Theodore Corinth Ford Sr. and Minnie Sarah Jane Harrell Ford. She was a public schoolteacher, having taught for …

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  • Charles Fraser

    OIL TROUGH — Charles Fraser, 70, of Oil Trough died Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oil Trough Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. ——— www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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  • Sheriff’s office retires flags

    MELBOURNE — The first time they donned their military uniforms they were much younger, but even though the years have passed their patriotism has not wavered. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the annual flag burning event was held Friday at the Izard County Sheriff’s …

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  • Man suffers skull fracture

    A 40-year-old Bald Knob man was discovered lying in the front yard of a home in the 3700 block of Camp Tahkodah Road, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to police reports, Justin Johnson, 31, and a friend, Joey Barber, 30, were drinking beer and playing …

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  • Steamboat has possibilities

    A steamboat that once traveled the White, Cache and Mississippi rivers from the 1930s through the ’60s could again find itself at home along the White in Batesville, attracting visitors and future attractions surrounding it, if ideas and plans come together as Bob Pest hopes …

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  • Stolen property recovered; hunt still on for pistol thief

    HEBER SPRINGS — Last week, officers from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and the Greers Ferry Police Department recovered a Kawasaki Mule and a golf cart which had been reported stolen from the Greers Ferry area, according to a news release from Sheriff Marty Moss. …

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  • Reception to honor employee of 51 years

    Cora Sue Jackson will be honored at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday hosted by Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at the General Motors dealership location at 1674 Batesville Blvd. “We want to invite everyone …

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