• Eagles best Panthers, Pioneers, Yellowjackets in Fairfield Bay

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The Vilonia Eagles and Heber Springs Lady Panthers won high school golf matches played on the Mountain Ranch course here Thursday. Led by medalist Keith Clement’s 40, the Eagles shot a 170. Aaron and Austin Newell added 43s and Grant Cremens provided …

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  • Four area golf teams win

    Area high school golf teams competed in three separate 9-hole matches Thursday as the Melbourne Bearkatz and the Izard County Lady Cougars won at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend, Cedar Ridge won at the Batesville Municipal course and the Concord Pirates won at Tannenbaum in …

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  • Lady Pioneer v-ballers showing competitive side

    The high school volleyball season opener for the Batesville Lady Pioneers is set for Monday, but they’ve been competing for a while. “Competing every day. That’s the main thing we’re striving to do,” Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said. “I tell them every day that they’re …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, 2013.

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  • ‘Open carry’ march planned

    LITTLE ROCK — A dozen gun rights supporters plan to march in a western Arkansas city this weekend with their firearms on display to highlight a law that they argue allows the open carry of handguns, despite an attorney general’s opinion saying otherwise. Arkansas Carry, …

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  • Phillies’ top farm club presents funeral winner

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ top farm club on Tuesday offered a free funeral to an eastern Pennsylvania fan recently diagnosed with ALS. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced the winner of its funeral giveaway during a home game at Coca-Cola Park. Steve Paul, …

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  • City tries less salt in takeout

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear that his favorite dish now has 20 percent less sodium …

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  • Norma Hodge

    POCAHONTAS — Norma Ann Hodge, 71, of Pocahontas died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at her home. Born  Jan. 17, 1942, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of John and Sue Moore Jones.  She  married Ivan Hodge Jr. on Sept. 23, 1960, in Harrisburg. She was …

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  • Gene Caraway

    WASKOM, Texas — Gene Ardell Caraway, 78, of Waskom,Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Sidney. He retired from AEP Swepco as a journeyman lineman after 42 years of service. He served 43 years in the U.S. Air Force …

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  • Charles Woody

    SOUTHSIDE — Charles William Woody, 78, of Southside died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Born Sept. 14, 1934, in Calico Rock, he was the son of Thurman Otho and Pearl Lillian Benbrook Woody. He lived most of his life in Indianapolis, where he worked as a …

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  • Wayne Henman

    AGNOS — Edward Wayne Henman, 77, of Agnos died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Oct. 7, 1935, in El Dorado, Kan., he was the son of Elward Wayne and Sevella White Henman. He was a truck driver. Survivors include …

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  • Juanita Whitehurst

    Juanita Roberta Moriarity Whitehurst, 84, of Batesville died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Batesville. Born Dec. 1, 1928, in Berryville, Va., she was the daughter of John Henry Moriarity and Vivian Feltner Moriarity. She was a homemaker, an American Legion auxiliary member and a member …

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