• Joshua Kyle Wood

    Brandon and Michelle Wood, Gracie and Summer of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 12, 2013. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Joshua Kyle Wood. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Cruz Presley Wackerly

    John and Amanda Wackerly and Giselle of Rochester, Minn., have announced the birth of a son and brother at Olmstead Medical in Rochester on Aug. 6, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Cruz Presley Wackerly. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Student honored

    SEARCY — Nearly 60 students were welcomed to the Harding University College of Pharmacy at the annual white coat ceremony in August. Local students included Miranda Wilkerson of Batesville. The ceremony was the culmination of a week of introductions to the program. This tradition represents …

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  • A pain in my foot

    For the last few months, I’ve been hobbling around with a (literal) pain in my foot. It’s a stabbing type of pain when I walk on it. I thought it was a heel spur, but when I went to a doctor he said it was …

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  • It’s (no longer) a Jeep thing

    I became upset when I got word. Jeep, reports Automotive News, is shifting its focus away from hearty off-road 4X4’s to, mostly, dinky little two-wheel-drive cars that ride smoothly on paved roads — the kind of cars Europeans like to drive. This is what happens …

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  • Virtue, vice at the ballpark

    If there be (no virtue among us), we are in a wretched situation. —James Madison   This isn’t a year for complaints about the Pirates. So, forgive me while I complain not about the Pirates but a certain element of Pirates fans. This “element” is …

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  • Community School sets meeting

    The Community School of Batesville board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive.

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  • Architects to discuss project

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the administration board room. Members will hear from architects concerning the construction of a new Melbourne Elementary building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Scot volleyballers break .500 mark

    LITTLE ROCK — Five Lyon College players posted at least six kills Monday night, while two Scots recorded double-digit digs as the team finished with a balanced attack and moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 3-0 victory over …

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  • Lady ’Katz place 4th overall, top 4A-1A division teams in Conway x-country meet

    CONWAY — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz finished fourth overall in the Wampus Cat Invitational Cross County Meet Saturday at Lake Beaverfork Park, finishing behind Class 7A and 5A schools. Layne Sargeson led the defending Class 3A state champs with a 13th-place time of 22 minutes, …

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  • Lady T-wolves sweep Cavewomen in v-ball

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves swept the Cave City Cavewomen 25-6, 25-15, 25-17 Monday in a non-conference volleyball match. Chaney Ryan led the Lady T-wolves with three aces, nine blocks, four digs, six assists and five kills. Blair Willis added two aces, four …

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  • Marion junior v-ballers down Batesville again

    MARION — The Marion Junior Lady Patriots defeated the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers for the second time in three days with a 25-17, 25-14 victory Monday. The Junior Lady Pats defeated the Junior Lady Pioneers in the semifinals of the Valley View Blazer Blast Tournament …

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