• Loretta Presley Lunsford

    Ross Lunsford and Ashley Pickle, Macy, Casey and Julian of Hardy have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named Loretta Presley Lunsford. Grandparents of …

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  • ‘Selfie,’ ‘twerk’ — look it up (online)

    Adding new words each year to the dictionary must be mandatory but I’m glad the words added last week were saved for the online version. On Wednesday phablet, selfie, twerk, jorts (denim/jean shorts) and several other words became part of the Oxford Online Dictionaries website. …

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  • Capitol site was once a prison

    The history of the state’s centralized penitentiary dates to 1838, when the Legislature approved laws creating the construction. Some 92 forested acres were purchased about one mile west of Little Rock’s city limits and construction started on a state prison in 1839. Built to house …

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  • David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies at 74

    LONDON — David Frost had sparred with Richard Nixon for hours, recording a series of interviews with the former president three years after he stepped down in disgrace over Watergate. But as the sessions drew to a close, Frost realized he still lacked something: an …

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  • Jackie Wyatt Sr.

    Jackie R. Wyatt Sr., 78, of Batesville died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 16, 1935, at Desha, he was the son of Sam and Clara Kelley Wyatt. He was a machinist for Metal Goods Inc., a division of Alcan Aluminum, …

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  • Doris Henderson

    WICHITA, Kan. — Doris Adeline Henderson, 77, of Wichita, Kan., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was born to Vivian and Estella Lackey of Calamine and grew up in Sharp County. She lived in many places, including Calamine, Wichita, Independence, Mo., Texas City, Texas, and …

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  • Dylan Duncan

    CORD — Dylan Duncan, 20, of Cord died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1993, at Newport, he was the son of Jerry Dwayne Duncan and Melaney Kaye Collins Duncan Davis. He was employed by Kroger in Batesville. He was a …

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  • Pioneers dominate Patriots in scrimmage

    The Batesville Pioneers scored on five of six possessions, and had driven into their opponents’ half of the field with their sixth and final possession when the high school varsity football scrimmage was stopped after three quarters Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. The Pioneers outscored …

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  • Beverly Cantacessi

    CAVE CITY — Beverly M. Cantacessi, 73, of Cave City died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Sept. 5, 1939, at Chicago, she was the daughter of Phillip and Sophia Hersh Steinbrenner. She was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include her husband, …

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  • Midland football numbers rise; coach pleased with scrimmages

    NEWARK — The Midland High School junior varsity and junior high football teama began live play Thursday in a triangular scrimmage with Cedar Ridge and Rector. Midland Coach Tim Pugh said his numbers have grown for the 3-year program since school began and he was …

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  • Moyer wins big race in Ohio

    PORTSMOUTH, OHIO — Batesville’s Billy Moyer won the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble Saturday at the Portsmouth Raceway Park as he led from beginning to end, fending off pressure by Jimmy Owens (Newport, Tenn.) in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event. The …

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  • Lyon volleyballers go 2-2

    Lyon Sports Information  CONWAY — Lyon College junior Gina Reed slammed 13 kills and posted 14 digs Saturday morning to lead the Scots to their second straight victory, a 25-17, 25-14, 18-25, 25-20 decision over LeTourneau University. However, the Scots couldn’t keep the momentum as …

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