• Mary Gullett

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Mary Jean Gullett, 82, of Cherokee Village died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her home. Born July 9, 1931, in Victoria, Ill., she was the daughter of Fred Clark and Dorothy Kimler. Survivors include her husband, Duane Gullett; a son, Jerry Gullett …

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  • Cooper returns to Eagles after sensitivity training

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday after a four-day excused absence to undergo sensitivity training after he was caught on film yelling a racial slur before a Kenny Chesney concert. Cooper, in his 4th-year out of the University …

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  • Beltran powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 5-1

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran and his St. Louis teammates weren’t focused on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ road winning streak. They were just trying to continue their own hot play of late. That plan worked to perfection as Beltran and Matt Adams homered in …

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  • Osborne, Bielema lined up to speak at touchdown club

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Tom Osborne, former Nebraska coach, and new Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema headline this fall’s lineup of speakers at the Little Rock Touchdown Club, along with University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long. The speaker series in Little Rock begins Aug. 21 …

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  • Could I borrow a cup of chiggers?

    That may sound like a strange question but after you already have a whole hoard move in on you, what’s a few more? It is the time of year that many of us find them, or do they find us. I had a number of …

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  • News of the day keeps us tethered

    I am over my worry allotment for this month. It’s not without some good justifications. My mother, Tina, died suddenly at the age of 86 in April and just like that all of the older generation that I knew is gone. Feeling out of kilter …

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  • When the Japanese attacked Old Joe, Arkansas

    Editor’s note: Emmit Acklin read the following at the Twin Lakes Writers Club several years ago.   It must have been in late 1943 when my folks stopped one day at the Old Joe country store and Post Office operated by Winfred and Mary Benbrook. …

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  • Festival to kick off

    CAVE CITY — “Free” and “entertainment” are two key words for the 34th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Saturday night, said Charles Landers, chairman of the watermelon festival committee. Registered growers’ and youth watermelon contest entries, and best-dressed …

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  • Woman charged in inmates’ escape

    NEWPORT — A $200,000 bond has been set for a Bald Knob woman charged in connection with the escape of her husband and another inmate from the Jackson County Jail on July 29. Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Mitchell was extradited back to Jackson County from the Howell …

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  • Bicycle ride planned in memory of young boy

    The White River Medical Center Cycling Club will hold a bike ride in memory Taylor McKeen Shelton, who died June 15, 2013, at 14 months of age, the son of Dr. Wes and Ella Shelton of Bentonville. The bike ride is set for Saturday and …

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  • Millikin named King

    In 1956, Dwayne Millikin got to drive “Miss Perfect Posture,” a local beauty queen, in a convertible during a parade. On Sept. 21 during the 70th annual White River Water Carnival, the Batesville native who now lives in Oil Trough will be the one being …

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  • Man claims he found ‘weed’

    Saying he found bags of meth and weed on his way home from an AA meeting didn’t keep a 31-year-old man from going to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shay Moore said she encountered Michael A. Goodman Friday night around 9:30 p.m. while she was …

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