• Local archers do well in World Tournament

    Eagle Mountain Magnet and Batesville Junior High archery teams returned with several awards from the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament held recently in St. Louis, where 3,000 archers from 170 teams competed in elementary, middle school and high school divisions, said Coach …

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  • Trap event winners named

    Winners of the June 22 Amateur Trap Association tournament at the Independence County Shooting Sports Range have been announced by range manager Terrill Gregg. The winners are as follows: Champion Singles — Kenzee Matthews, 98 Junior — Kullins Koeling, 87 Sub- Junior — Shoot off, …

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  • Saving an American treasure

    BENTONVILLE — Sharp eyes, gloves and a GPS unit can turn a walk in the woods into a species-saver for the Ozark Chinquapin. The Ozark chinquapin, once a dominant forest tree whose range extended from the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri south to Texas and …

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  • Slive bullish on change, opens SEC media days

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive took time away from bragging about his thriving league to point out that “important questions need to be answered” about how the NCAA governs college athletics. Slive used part of his annual address opening SEC media …

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  • British Open returns to Muirfield

    GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Let’s see if we’ve got this straight about Muirfield. It’s a fair test. There are no surprises. And it’s just plain “neat,” as Tiger Woods kept saying over and over Tuesday. If you’ve come looking for startling revelations at this British …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator. Union head Michael Weiner expects Major League Baseball will notify …

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  • Miscarriage in Texas

    To understand why Texas’ new anti-abortion law is an invasion of privacy, you have to know my friend. It’s a sad story, and despite what Texas Republicans might claim, it has nothing to do with abortion. It does have to do with a woman’s wellbeing, …

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  • TV on trial

    George Zimmerman’s trial seemed to raise as many questions as it answered, but one thing was proved convincingly: television in courtrooms can have damaging effects. The jury had barely been seated when observers wondered why defense attorney Don West opened with a tasteless knock-knock joke. …

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  • Arkansas editorial roundup – Who was watching the lottery security director?

    There is something quite breathtaking in the extent of the crimes to which the former deputy director of security for the Arkansas Lottery Commission pleaded guilty Friday. Remmele Mazyck, who held his position from July 2009 until November 2012, came west with Ernie Passailaigue when …

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  • Under solo spotlight, Rivera aids All-Star shutout

    NEW YORK (AP) — The great ones get the stage to themselves. Mariano Rivera was held in the bullpen out in right-center field until Neil Diamond had sung the final words of “Sweet Caroline” in the middle of the eighth inning during Tuesday night’s All-Star …

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  • Murrell Killian Kankey – Paid Obituary

    Murrell Killian Kankey, daughter of the late William Arthur Killian and Ruby Maude Lewis Killian, was born August 28, 1934 in Pigeon Creek, Arkansas. She departed this life July 14, 2013 in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 16 …

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  • Glen Gay

    FLORAL — Glen Dell Gay, 78, of Floral died Monday, July 15, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1934, in Floral, he was the son of Oran and Cora Brown Gay. He enjoyed his family, talking and cooking and taught his grandchildren how …

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