• What’s that in the sky? It’s the ISS

    I’m sure it had something to do with clear skies but three times last week I watched the International Space Station pass over Batesville. Isn’t it amazing, and a little scary, what you can find out on the Internet? I visited http://spotthestation.nasa.gov and put in …

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  • 6-ton mastodons once roamed Delta

    “Mona” looms large inside the Arkansas State University Museum at Jonesboro. She is a full-sized prehistoric mastodon skeletal-cast. The bone parts that make up Mona are identical to the hundreds of fossilized mastodon remains found in eastern Arkansas. Surprisingly, Arkansas has more known mastodon sites …

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  • Confederate army facing long winter after series of failures

    One hundred fifty years ago, the Confederate army was licking its wounds following a series of devastating failures in Arkansas, including Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, Helena and Little Rock. The headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Department was now in Shreveport, La., and the district, up until …

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  • Pioneers put ’Jackets away, take district lead

    Keeping their feet and their composure during a sudden turn in the first half, the Batesville Pioneers turned everything their way in the second half. And now, after Friday’s 37-12 high school football victory over the Wynne Yellowjackets on homecoming night in Pioneer Stadium, the …

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  • Bearkatz come up short in Elkins

    ELKINS — The Elkins Elks defeated the Melbourne Bearkatz 22-21 Friday night to hold their position as co-leaders of the district with the Green Forest Tigers. The Bearkatz fell to 2-2 and fifth-place in the district, and the Elks and Tigers are each 4-0 in …

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  • Jr. Lady Southerners win conference titles

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners defeated the Clinton Junior Lady Yellowjackets Thursday 25-11, 25-16 to win the 4A Central Conference regular-season championship. Emery Davis led with five aces. Claire Coley slammed six kills. Hadden Clark provided five assists and Taylor Blevins added 10 …

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  • Lyon sweeps CRC in v-ball home finale

    The Lyon College volleyball took advantage of 25 Crowley’s Ridge attack errors and six service miscues Saturday afternoon as the Scots secured their third win in their last five matches with a 25-9, 25-14, 25-21 sweep of the Lady Pioneers in Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots …

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  • Blanche Johnston

    PINE BLUFF — Blanche Herrington Johnston, 97, of Pine Bluff died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Born April 14, 1916, in Tuckerman, she was the daughter of Otto and Oda Burkhalter Herrington. She was raised in Tuckerman, graduating from Tuckerman High School. On Dec. 31, 1936, …

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  • Gary Howell

    CONCORD — Gary Lynn Howell, 61, of Concord died Oct. 13, 2013, at his home. Born June 15, 1952, in Newport, he was the son of C.C. “Red” and Eva Grace Franklin Howell. He married Janice Anderson on July 3, 1970. He retired in 1989 …

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  • Gene Chisam

    McCRORY — Eugene Frank “Gene” Chisam, 85, of McCrory, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in McCrory. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. ——— www.willisfs.com

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  • Carrie Wood

    BARLING — Carrie Jean Wood, 79, of Barling died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in an area hospital. Born in Newark, she was the daughter of Elmer and Wilma Edwards McClure. She was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, where she was a legal secretary. She …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School of Batesville will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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