• Players deplore doping rather than defend users

    NEW YORK (AP) — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating. “It’s a new generation of athletes that are standing up,” Travis Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping …

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  • Kathern Jones

    Kathern “Toot” Jones, 76, of Batesville died Monday, July 22, 2013. Born July 2, 1937, in Cushman, she was the daughter of Roy and Ruttirlla Tate Baker. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include three sons, Larry Jones, Danny Jones …

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  • Ruthann Swan

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Ruthann Swan, 90, of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Born June 21, 1923, in Naperville, Ill., she was the daughter of Arthur and Erma Landorf Earhart. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Survivors …

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  • Marie Stewart

    Marie Stewart, 90, of Batesville died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born May 24, 1923, in McHue, she was the daughter of Fritz and Ida Fain Siedenburg. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, cooking, especially apple pie and pecan pie, …

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  • In the beginning …

    My first real look at Horseshoe Bend was in a 1969 Camaro with someone I was totally smitten with at the time. I still recall standing on Turkey Mountain and looking at the beautiful golf course and picturesque homes below. The Camaro and father of …

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  • Detroit’s demise

    My family lived in Detroit from 1955 to 1956, during which time I attended second grade in a public elementary school. That was the first year my parents moved back to Michigan from Minnesota and North Dakota, where my father did his medical specialty training. …

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  • Marie Stewart

    Marie Stewart, 90, of Batesville died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born May 24, 1923, in McHue, she was the daughter of Fritz and Ida Fain Siedenburg. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, cooking, especially apple pie and pecan pie, …

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  • Dream come true: Lovin’ the country life

    SMITHVILLE — Weekend dreaming just wasn’t cutting it. While based in Marion and living the big city life in Memphis, Steven and Gabrielle “Gabby” Townsend dreamed all week every week of being at their small hunting cabin in Sharp County. “We enjoyed being in the …

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  • HBPD to disband

    HORSESHOE BEND — Come Sept. 1 there will be a new sheriff in town. Monday night the Horseshoe Bend City Council officially voted to disband the Horseshoe Bend Police Department and move it under the umbrella of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department. It wasn’t without …

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  • Marijuana joint leads to arrest

    Eighteen-year-old Kilo Alojuwon Harper traded one joint for another after he was stopped on Sunday. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she had a call about suspicious activity and while on that call came across Harper who was riding a bicycle in the vicinity of …

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  • Sharp County Fair: ‘Something for everyone’

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair revs up today with judging of family living, horticulture and field crops exhibits and the completion of livestock check-in which began Monday, and the Miss Sharp County and Junior Miss Sharp County pageants tonight, said Nancy Orr, fair …

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  • Man throws fit; police called

    While dispatchers were on the phone with an emergency call Friday they could hear glass breaking in the background. Officer Michael Darr said he was dispatched to 835 Broadwater Lane and was notified an ambulance crew had arrived when a man approached them and collapsed …

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