• Sports Briefs

    Baseball BOSTON (AP) — Alex Rodriguez got hit by a fastball from Boston starter Ryan Dempster in the second inning, setting off an angry scene at Fenway Park and leading to the ejection of New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi. A-Rod answered with his bat …

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  • Wilma Prichard

    Wilma Moss Prichard, 89, of Batesville died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in a Batesville nursing home. Born June 16, 1924, in Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of James and Alice Rawlings Moss. She enjoyed helping people, sewing, knitting, vegetable gardening and cooking, especially chicken …

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  • Justine Williams

    CAVE CITY — Justine Williams, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in a Cave City nursing home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oaklawn Cemetery with Lonnie Palmer Jr. officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Pallbearers will be Joe …

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  • Mary Stephens

    VIOLET HILL — Mary Ruth Stephens, 79, of Violet Hill died Aug. 12, 2013, in Rolla, Mo. Born Dec. 16, 1933, in Jenks, Okla., she was the daughter of Robert Berry Cline and Leona Simms Cline. She was united in marriage to J.B. “Steve” Stephens. …

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  • Donald Allen

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Donald Ray Allen, 49, of Pleasant Plains died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in a Searcy hospital. Born June 28, 1964, at Augusta, he was the son of Troy and Marjorie Burk Allen. He married Roberta Adams on Jan. 9, 1982. He was …

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  • Dr. Stanley Reed – Paid Obituary

    Dr. Stanley R. Reed, 82, of Batesville passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at White River Medical Center. He was born in Martin, Tennessee, January 21, 1931, to William Richmond Reed and Mae (Smith) Reed. Dr. Reed graduated from Hendrix College, and attended Perkins …

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  • Dale Greene

    HARDY — Dale Lee Greene, 62, of Hardy died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at his home. Survivors include a son, David Greene of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; his mother, Joella Chapps Greene; two brothers, David Greene of Williford and Ronnald Greene of Hardy; three sisters, Sara …

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  • Teacher prepares for 1st day

    SOUTHSIDE — Judy Engles admires elementary teachers for she can’t help but believe they have special powers. As a high school science teacher for 35 years her co-workers might say the same about her. With six different classes and more than a dozen students in …

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  • Family, co-worker testify over hydro

    Thursday was an emotional day of testimony as jurors heard less about safety and construction and more about who Heath Baird was and the impact his death had on his family. The 26-year-old died in 2008 after a fall at Lock and Dam 2.   …

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  • Five teens accused of attacking 89-year-old

    HEBER SPRINGS — At 2:19 Sunday morning deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence on Jones Road in southern Cleburne County and by Monday afternoon had identified and arrested five teen-aged suspects, said Sheriff …

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  • Fake $1 bill reported

    It wasn’t a $100 bill or even a $20 that someone tried passing off as real at Pizza Hut on Wednesday, but a counterfeit $1 bill, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office by Deputy Ben Keener. No suspects were listed, …

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  • Jenkerson opens studio

    At one time, the only ones learning how to get “footloose” from dance teacher Danielle Jenkerson were the students at West Magnet Elementary, but now anyone can. Jenkerson is opening her own dance studio called Peace, Love and Dance, Inc. Dance Studio and Party Center …

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