• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 5 – Saturday, September 7, 2013.

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  • Not your typical hunting story – Brothers take part in disabled hunt

    When Grayson Mangus lifted his rifle to take aim at the 8-point buck in front of him, he felt his heart pounding and his blood racing, like any other hunter. Decked out in his camo from head to toe, he pulled the trigger and watched …

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  • Event to help fulfill dreams

    MELBOURNE — Tyler Cooper and his friends have organized a fundraiser for Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures with a fish dinner with live music, a raffle, auction and more. The event will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne. Tickets are …

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  • Man shoots self, drives to ER

    It wasn’t Matthew Schuler’s day to die. With five or six self-inflicted gunshot wounds, the 33-year-old drove himself to the hospital and sought medical attention. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Rogers said he was called to White River Medical Center around 6:58 a.m. Friday and …

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  • Nonprofit funds hunts for disabled, terminally ill

    Bobby Bower doesn’t go to Florida on his vacation; he doesn’t plan trips to Yellowstone or Europe. Instead, he spends his vacation time helping disabled children and adults go out in the deer woods — something they probably wouldn’t be able to do on their …

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  • Infant’s body sent for autopsy

    HARDY — The body of a 4-month-old infant has been sent to the state crime lab but no foul play is suspected after the child was found not breathing, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Officers were dispatched to Pinecrest Road in Hardy at …

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  • Offer of repair turns into theft, owner says

    A man who offered to fix another’s lawn mower is now accused of stealing it. Ryan Miller said he met a man he only knew as “Scott” at Pfeiffer One Stop who said he could fix the mower. Miller said they traded numbers and talked …

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  • C-Ridge sets annual report

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s annual report to the public will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria. Meanwhile, adult meal prices are going up as required by the Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Department, …

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  • HSIC to take part in adopt-a-thon

    The Humane Society of Independence County will be showcasing many of its adoptable pets at the fifth annual National Pet Adoption Weekend, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petsense in the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center. This two-day “adopt-a-thon,” organized and …

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  • Study to look at osteopathic medical school at ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — A healthcare consulting firm will conduct a feasibility study of an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University. The school says Tripp Umbach has been selected to conduct the study. It will begin in September examining the practicality and financial impact of …

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  • ‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

    CHICAGO  — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet towels to drape around their necks. What they couldn’t always offer …

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  • Scots to take to mats in 2014-15

    Lyon Sports Information Lyon College will become only the fifth college in Arkansas to offer varsity wrestling and the first in the state to host a women’s program when Lyon begins competition on an intercollegiate level during the 2014-15 school year, announced Director of Athletics …

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