• Historical society holds quarterly meeting

    The Independence County Historical Society held its quarterly meeting at the Old Independence Regional Museum July 21. President Nelson Barnett welcomed members and guests and presented Dr. George Lankford, past president, who introduced the speaker, Dr. Tom DeBlack, professor of history at Arkansas Tech University …

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  • Service News

    U.S. Army Pfc. Kevin C. Zinn II has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic …

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  • Could go for more fun in the sun

    A little fun in the sun is just what the doctor ordered. My dad is apparently a glutton for punishment — why else would he agree to a trip to Florida with all three of his kids and their families? He and my stepmom went …

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  • Huckabee, Lang to wed

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Doyan Huckabee of Poughkeepsie and Sherry Davis of Sidney have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassie Huckabee, to Steven Lang, son of Kurt Lang of Narvon, Pa., and Rebecca Walton of West Chester, Pa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Racism in America Dear Editor: I must say that I did not follow the Trayvon Martin trial very closely. I don’t claim to know all the facts involved and, also, admit that I haven’t followed all of the aftermath either. What little I do know, …

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  • Writer supports resisting, eventually abolishing prisons

    In California, prisoners are fighting back against appalling human rights violations. Their hunger strike is into its third week, with nearly 1,000 inmates still participating. When the strike began, 30,000 prisoners refused meals. The prisoners are striking against long term solitary confinement, a punishment recognized …

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  • Wiebe beats Langer in playoff to win Senior British Open

    SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Bernhard Langer gave Mark Wiebe one too many chances at the Senior British Open. Wiebe took advantage of Langer’s failure to close out the tournament, beating the German on the fifth playoff hole Monday at Royal Birkdale for his first senior …

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  • MLB may suspend A-Rod under labor deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez may have to start serving a suspension as soon as it is announced rather than wait for a grievance to play out. Major League Baseball may try to suspend A-Rod under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to show their fans a little love with an unusually generous promotion. Fans who attend a Brewers home game in August will receive a $10 voucher good for food, drinks, merchandise and game tickets. Team …

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  • Beebe veteran looks back on World War II

    SEARCY (AP) — In 1944, Lee Hayes was a 17-year-old high school graduate from Fayetteville who did what many youth of his time did — he joined the military. Hoping to be a pilot, Hayes, 85, of Beebe originally tried to join the Navy before …

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  • Sara Croom

    CAVE CITY — Sara Croom, 28, of Cave City died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Cave City. Born June 8, 1985, in Oklahoma City, she was the daughter of James and Lorraine Christensen Hubert. She was a customer service representative for Southern Bank. She was …

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  • Lewis Satterwhite

    CAVE CITY — Lewis Dean Satterwhite, 74, of Cave City died Saturday, July 27, 2013, in a Little Rock hospital. Born Sept. 20, 1938, at Cave City, he was the son of Walter Noel and Ora Mae Lewis Satterwhite. He was a U.S. Army veteran, …

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