• Ragin’ Cajun Feast offered as fundraiser for GOP

    The Republican Party of Independence County will host a Ragin’ Cajun Feast from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the former White-Rodgers plant on Harrison Street in Batesville. Shrimp fresh from Louisiana will be prepared. The meal will be dine-in or take-out. Adult tickets are $15 …

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  • Heber Springs pilot missing

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a plane that disappeared while flying from Arkansas to Oklahoma. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Wednesday that search crews are looking in a heavily wooded area of the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern …

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  • NADC to allocate funds

    The Independence County Emergency Food and Shelter program board will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office at 550 Oak St., Batesville. Members will determine the allocation of $14,957 that has been awarded by the National Emergency Food and …

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  • Anniversary celebrated

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Nursing Home is celebrating its 25-year anniversary today. The nursing home held an awards ceremony on Oct. 17 for residents, employees and board members who have been with the nursing home for more than five years. A few years …

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  • Street joins WRMC Medical Complex

    Cherokee Village — James Mack Street will join the White River Medical Center Medical Complex (formerly the WRMC North Complex) in Cherokee Village as facility administrator, according to an announcement from Gary Bebow, White River Health System administrator/CEO. Street began on Oct. 1. As facility …

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  • Man dies after train collision

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a Texarkana man was killed after his vehicle was struck by a train in south Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the fatal collision happened Wednesday on railroad tracks in Lafayette County. According to a preliminary report, 60-year-old Robert Collins drove …

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  • ‘Katz hope to rebound in homecoming game

    The Melbourne Bearkatz return home with hopes they can rebound from a disappointing 22-21 loss to the 3A-1 District co-leading Elkins Elks. The Bearkatz sit at 2-2 in district and will face the 0-4 Marshall Bobcats in a game that has important ramifications for one …

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  • The games – 10/24/13

    Southside (2-5) at Heber Springs (1-6) Kickoff  • Friday night 7 The 2-5 Southerners travel to Heber Springs to face the 1-6 Panthers in a 4A-2 District game that both teams must win to have any chance of a playoff berth. The Panthers are coming off a 35-0 shutout at the hands of the …

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  • BJHS aims to clinch title in home finale

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers can clinch the 5A-East District football championship with a victory tonight in Pioneer Stadium, and it will also be the last look at the Junior Pioneers on their home field. The Junior Pioneers are 7-0 overall and 4-0 against district foes. …

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  • BHS plans to offer no encouragement in Blytheville

    Dave King answered simply when asked what the Batesville Pioneers must do to give themselves the best chance to win Friday night in Blytheville. “Blytheville is a team without a lot of confidence, and we don’t want to give them a reason Friday night to …

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  • S-side falls to Central Arkansas Christian in conference volleyball tournament final

    LONOKE — The Southside Lady Southerners were swept by the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs Wednesday in The 4A Central Conference Volleyball Tournament. Scores were not available at press time. The Lady Southerners advance to the 4A State Tournament at Mena, Tuesday as No. 2 …

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  • Bucs down Bears

    JUDSONIA — The Concord Pirates defeated the White County Central Bears 58-41 Tuesday as Hanse Bowman led the Pirates with 27 points and Jacob Roark added 16. The Junior Pirates won 47-42. Mason McDonald scored 21 points and Reese Billington added 10. The above information …

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