• … and then a hero comes along

    A new hero emerged last Sunday — Amy Murphree, a local woman who was kidnapped from her home by a stranger, fought back and survived. All the details of the event are not yet known but what we do know is a man came to …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Moved by heartwarming video To the Editor: Thank you for the beautiful job on the homecoming of Amy. I was moved to tears seeing the hometown newspaper doing a heartfelt video of the homecoming. I am thankful that you shared it with the public. This world has so …

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  • BJHS defense repels Blytheville, secures district title

    It took a final defensive stand with under a minute to play for the Junior Pioneers to pull out a 21-13 victory over the Blytheville Junior Chickasaws Thursday at Pioneer Stadium. The 6-1 Junior Chicks scored with four minutes left in the final quarter and …

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  • Alla Mae Lantz

    JONESBORO — Alla Mae Lantz, 67, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in a Jonesboro nursing home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Emerson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, located at 1629 E. Nettleton in Joesboro. Visitation will be from 6 …

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  • Eben Daggett II

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Charles Ebenezer “Eben” Daggett II, 68, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 18, 2013. He was born Dec. 4, 1944. He graduated from T.A. Futrall High School in Marianna and attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and the University of …

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  • Ralph Hall Sr.

    ASH FLAT — Ralph L. Hall Sr., 92, of Ash Flat died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born June 17, 1921, in Ash Flat, he was the son of Ben and Ada Kissinger Hall. He was a self-employed business owner …

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  • John Wilkett

    NEWARK — John Wilkett, 79, of Newark died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Newark. Born April 22, 1934, in Marvell, he was the son of Charles and Edith Opal Fannon Wilkett. He was a cattle farmer and a car salesman. He enjoyed his time on …

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  • Gladys Hyatt

    Gladys Speck Hyatt, 93, of Batesville died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Osceola. Arrange-ments are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville. Memorials may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, …

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  • Mayre L. Barry – Paid Obituary

    Mayre L. Barry, 87, passed away on August 3, 2013, after a long illness. Mayre, the only child of Enid Gray Larson and Samuel J. Larson, was born on November 21, 1925, in Batesville, Arkansas. Mayre lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Washington D.C., Wyoming, New Mexico, …

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  • Junior Southerners score late for win in Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF — With 35 seconds to play, Andrew Carey scored on an 8-yard run, Drew Hicks ran in the 2-point conversion and the Southside Junior Southerners snapped a losing streak at five games with a 16-14, football victory over the Dollarway Junior Cardinals 16-14 …

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  • Pioneers eying playoff qualifier

    The Batesville Pioneers can clinch a Class 5A State Playoff berth and take another step toward the 5A-East District championship if they win tonight in Blytheville. Awaiting the Pioneers are the Blytheville Chickasaws, who are 1-6 overall and 0-4 against district opponents. The Pioneers are …

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  • Williams Baptist College tops Lyon in volleyball

    WALNUT RIDGE — Needing a win to keep alive faint hopes of hosting a first-round match in the upcoming American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament, the Lyon College volleyball team pushed arch-rival Williams Baptist to the limit before bowing 3-1 Thursday night. The game scores were …

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