• Club News

    Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary PLEASANT PLAINS — The Willie E. Millsaps Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit No. 63 had its election of 2013-14 officers recently. Holly Bunn of Bradford was elected commander at the first meeting, which was held at the Veterans Outreach Center, located …

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  • Church to host concert

    West Baptist Church will present Gary McKim and Family in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 1100 North Central Ave. in Batesville.

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  • Pope, Kennedy to exchange vows

    William P. Pope Jr. of Batesville and Richard and Debbie Rutledge of Judsonia have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristie Pope, to Tobin Kennedy, son of Glen and Brenda Kennedy of Judsonia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Hall of …

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  • Emersons celebrate 60th year

    SMITHVILLE — Stephen Jr. and Geneva King Emerson of Smithville observed their 60th wedding anniversary May 23. They have seven children, Laura, Amy, Katherine, Eva, Sarah, Jon and Stephen III; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. A family reunion and celebration, held by their children on …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

                          Construction on the Gunner Creek Dam began in 1937.  The creek ran beside Camp Hedges and provided the boys a place to swim and to fish. Water was supplied from a spring to the …

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  • Lynn rebounds, Cards sweep Phils

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn knew from the first pitch on Thursday that his recent struggles were over for at least one game. The St. Louis right-hander bounced back from a frustrating stretch to allow one run over seven innings and the Cardinals scored …

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  • Urgency to win for coaches on the hot seat

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Schwartz stepped into perhaps the NFL’s worst job of all time, inheriting its first 0-16 team. When the Detroit Lions gave him his first shot to be a head coach at any level in 2009, he talked about taking …

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  • Yankees refuse to activate Alex Rodriguez

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating him, the Yankees are angry with him and Alex Rodriguez is miffed. A-Rod’s strained relationship with his team hit another low on Thursday when he kept pushing to be activated from the disabled list and New …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A former associate of Biogenesis head Tony Bosch said he turned down a $125,000 offer from Major League Baseball for documents said to implicate players in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In an interview broadcast on ESPN’s “Outside the …

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  • Self-entitlement? Go catch a fish

    Lao Tzu, the Chinese founder of Taoism during the 4th century B.C. is attributed with the famous quote, “If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day but if you TEACH a man to fish, you feed him for life.” I …

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  • Once a Weiner, always a Weiner

    The late-night comedians have not had this much material since Bill Clinton wagged his boney finger at the television cameras and declared, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” and then sent Hillary out to declare that the whole thing was …

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  • Take back your right of way

    Quite often I have to cross at the intersection of St. Louis and College (the four way stoplight in front of Kroger) and after two years I still don’t know who has the right of way. If I’m coming from the Kroger side and turning …

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