• More residents living off grid in Ozarks

    OZONE (AP) — When Sara and Galen White began mapping out their future life of self-sufficiency, there was a lot the two realized they didn’t know how to do. But Sara didn’t see that as a reason not to proceed. “It never occurred to me …

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  • Crotts, Martin to wed

    Bill and Barbara Crotts of Batesville and Bo and Teresa Blankenship of Searcy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Marissa Crotts, to Jason Martin, son of Kinnie and Cindy Martin of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elvis and Vernell …

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  • Christening gown is tradition, not fashion

    I wasn’t alive to participate in all the fanfare associated with the marriage of Diana and Prince Charles in 1981, but have certainly been enthralled with Princess of Wales’ story. A few years ago Branson hosted a Diana exhibit featuring several of her gowns, mementos …

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  • Ferryboats were ‘floating bridges’

    Independence County once had almost a dozen ferryboats plying the White and Black rivers. Statewide, the number may have been close to 300 boats. During the 1800s, most ferries were constructed of logs and could be the most dangerous part of an overland journey. First, …

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  • Literacy volunteer receives award

    LITTLE ROCK — AmeriCorps members from across Arkansas were honored Thursday for their service and new members were inducted into the program during the 18th annual AmeriCorps Opening Ceremony. Armida Stokes, a member of Arkansas AmeriCorps, was presented with the J.C. Babbs Award for Outstanding …

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  • Edsel Weaver

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Edsel D. Weaver, 80, of Mountain Home died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The funeral was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Tommy Camp officiating. Burial was in Charlotte Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Chapter …

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  • Tommy McAdams Jr.

    JONESBORO — Tom Lowell “Tommy” McAdams Jr., 33, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Born in December 1979 in Monroe, La., he was the son of Tom Lowell McAdams Sr. and Jeanie Bush McAdams. He was an electrical apprentice for KCE Cook Construction and …

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  • June Evans

    June J. Evans, 87, of Batesville died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. John Drymon officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville. Memorials …

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  • Dennis Staruch

    Dennis Michael Staruch, 61, of Batesville died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. He was born March 27, 1952. Survivors include two children, Lindsey Staruch and David Staruch; and a granddaughter, Annabella Staruch. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Helen Staruch. Arrangements are …

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  • Gladys Speck Hyatt – Paid Obituary

    Gladys Speck Hyatt, 93, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at White River Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Hyatt Jr.; her son, James E. Hyatt III; her grandson, David West; and her great-granddaughter, Mary …

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  • Pioneers clinch playoff berth with win in Blytheville

    BLYTHEVILLE — The Blytheville Chickasaws found nothing to encourage them, and the Batesville Pioneers clinched a Class 5A State Playoff berth with a 38-6, 5A-East District high school football victory at Haley Field on Friday night. With the offense scoring on six of seven possessions …

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  • Scot soccer teams snare tourney berths

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Lyon College men’s soccer team secured the seventh and final seed in the upcoming American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament and its third shutout of the season with a 2-0 road win at Harris-Stowe State. Lyon improved to 5-7-4 on the …

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