• Raydean Wheeler – Paid

    Winfred Raydean Wheeler, age 67, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at his home. Mr. Wheeler was born April 7, 1946, in Batesville, Arkansas, and lived in Texarkana for the past 15 years. He was a basketball and track coach for Liberty-Eylau High …

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  • Willie Branscum

    Willie Mae Martin Branscum, 76, of Batesville died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Born Jan. 9, 1937, at Strawberry, she was the daughter of John and Mattie Reed Crabtree. She was a homemaker and a 60-year member of Salado Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday …

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  • Jim G. Shoemaker – Paid Obituary

    Jim G. Shoemaker, 84, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Friday morning, September 20, 2013, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Born on October 1, 1928, in Batesville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Abbott G. Shoemaker and Laura Elizabeth (Gibson) Shoemaker. Jim is …

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  • Idiots Against Guns

    The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk last Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a D.C. …

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  • Job well done on carnival

    Saturday was a glorious day for being outside — perfect weather for the 70th annual White River Water Carnival. After years and years and years of going to carnivals in the 100-degree sticky August heat, Saturday’s temperatures were a most welcome relief. And Riverside Park …

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  • Shouldn’t artists be paid? It depends

    Recently someone on an email discussion list I follow pointed out that authors or publishers of copyrighted pieces may be reliant on royalty income for their subsistence. The alternative to proprietary information might be that “only people with income from other sources (such as academic …

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  • Pirates, T-wolves win district golf titles

    DRASCO — Led by medalist Luke Cornett’s 5-over-par 77, the Concord Pirates held of the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles to win the 1A-2 District Tournament at the Tannenbaum Golf Course on Monday. Cornett and the Pirates, the defending Class 1A state champions, scored a …

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  • Mustangs win again, defeat T-wolves 34-28

    NEWARK — The Midland Mustangs defeated the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 34-28 Monday in a senior high junior varsity football game. The Timberwolves led 8-6 after one quarter and the game was tied 14-all at halftime. The Mustangs followed with two touchdowns in the third quarter …

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  • Cavewomen win, lose at volleyball

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen played two teams Monday, defeating the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 25-11, 25-11, 25-10, and the Cave City senior high junior varsity fell to the Midland Lady Mustangs 21-25, 25-20, 15-12. The Cavewomen improved to 10-4. Against the Lady …

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  • Pioneer, Raider jayvees battle to tie in football

    JONESBORO — Batesville and Nettleton’s high school junior varsity football teams played to a 12-all tie here Monday night. Tailback Luis Martinez scored on a 74-yard run in the first quarter and quarterback Chris Robinson added a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. On …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 29, 2013.

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  • Bielema hopes Hogs learn from loss in New Jersey

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema lost one game during his first season as the coach at Wisconsin, a number he has now matched in his first year at Arkansas. It’s a number that could grow quickly over the next month for the Razorbacks (3-1), who open …

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