• Debra Paxton

    ARKADELPHIA — Debra Ann Richardson Paxton, 58, of Arkadelphia died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her home. Born May 17, 1955, she was the daughter of W.C. Buster Richardson and Ernestine Payne. Growing up in Pine Bluff, she learned to sing by harmonizing to the …

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  • Water Carnival to feature dance

    Those participating in activities during the 70th annual White River Water Carnival will be able to dance the night away at Josie’s at the Lockhouse on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tables are available for four, six or eight people and are $80, $120 …

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  • Joyce Bettis

    HIGHLAND — Joyce Honeycutt Bettis, 61, of Highland died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Bettis of Conway and Tonya Bettis of Vilonia; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; her mother, Violet Phenix Honeycutt of Ash Flat; four brothers, Danny …

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  • Vernon Cantrell

    CONWAY — Vernon Leonard Cantrell, 91, of Conway, formerly of Oil Trough, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Conway. Born April 3, 1922, in Charlotte, he was the son of Charles Leonard and Mary Frances Greenfield Cantrell. He worked at Countryside Mobile Homes in Newport …

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  • Dr. John Dolenz

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dr. John Joseph Dolenz, 82, of Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital. Born July 17, 1931, in Barton, Wis., he was the son of John Joseph Dolenz and Martha Kircher Dolenz. The family …

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  • Junior T-wolves target Junior ’Hounds winning marks

    The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will make a bid to get on the winning side of football and the 2A-3 District when they host the unbeaten Salem Junior Greyhounds Thursday night in Newark. After losing at home in their season- and district-opener by the Walnut …

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  • The games – 9/18/13

    Valley View (1-1) at Cave City (0-2)  Kickoff • Thursday night 5 After a seventh-grade contest, the Junior Blazers and Junior Cavemen will begin 4A-3 District play. All you have to do is look at the visitors’ non-conference slate to know they’re making plans for something beyond this season. Valley View moves up to Class …

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  • Caveman, Lady Cougar golfers win

    MELBOURNE — The Cave City Cavemen shot a 134 to win a 6-team high school tournament Tuesday at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course. The Melbourne Bearkatz finished second with a 137, Southside followed with a 141, then came Yellville-Summit (145). Izard County did not field enough …

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  • Mustang jayvees record historic victory

    RECTOR — The Midland High School junior varsity won the first football game in the program’s history Tuesday as they defeated the Rector’s JV team 30-24. The Mustangs racked up 191 rushing yards as running back Barrett Mason led all rushers with 69 yards. “They …

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  • BJHS faces tough challenge

    Closely-matched teams will come together Thursday in Jonesboro for what both coaches say will be their toughest test of the season. The 2-0 Batesville Junior Pioneers will face the Class 6A-East defending champion MacArthur Cyclones, also undefeated after two games, on Jonesboro High’s Cooksey-Johns Field. …

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  • Lady Southerners fall in conference play

    MARIANNA — The Marianna Lady Trojans defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 3-1 Tuesday in a Class 4A Central Conference volleyball game. The 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20 decision dropped the Lady Southerners to 2-3. Kaylee Crowl led the Lady Southerners with 15 kills. Baylee Keller added …

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  • BHS serves up victory in Beebe, 5-0 start in league

    BEEBE — Led by the serving and setting of senior Arden Kvern, the Batesville Lady Pioneers walloped the Beebe Lady Badgers 25-7, 25-14, 25-13 in 5A-East Conference volleyball. Kvern served up 17 aces and set the ball for 27 kills. “We had a great serving …

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