• Connie Collier

    Connie A. Worley Collier, 91, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Cherokee Village. Born Aug. 29, 1922, at Odell, Texas, she was the daughter of Earnest L. and Ellen Jones Worley. She was retired as owner/operator of Specialty Foods in Batesville. She had …

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  • Deborah Blankenship

    Deborah Sue Blankenship, 55, of Batesville, formerly of Melbourne, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Batesville. Born July 22, 1958, in Wenatchee, Wash., she was the daughter of Brice Boone “Jack” Blankenship and Lottie Sue Jackson Blankenship. She was a 1976 graduate of Melbourne High …

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  • Eva Fair

    ASH FLAT — Eva Georgia Fair, 98, of Ash Flat died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born June 10, 1915, in Etowah, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lessie Smith Horton. Survivors include two sisters, Ima Gene McDanielle and …

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  • Samuel Coombs Cooke – Paid Obituary

    Samuel Coombs Cooke of Batesville, born March 10, 1929 to the late Samuel Coombs and Elsie Burmeister Cooke of Bowling Green, Kentucky, died on November 21, 2013. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Kate Dunkin Cooke; four children and their spouses, Becky and Anthony …

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  • Gregory Scott Bolin – Paid Obituary

    Gregory Scott Bolin, 43, of Batesville passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, in Batesville. He was born July 1, 1970, to Bobby Bolin and Mary Stephens Bolin. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his father, Bobby Bolin and his mother, Mary Bolin of …

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  • Pioneers start fast, kick Cardinals out of playoffs

    In the truest sense, the Batesville Pioneers kicked the Camden Fairview Cardinals out of the Class 5A State Playoffs. For the first 24 minutes, they kicked the Cardinals around in a lot of ways. However, as it played out, it was Osvaldo Espericueta’s 36-yard field …

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  • Buckaroos corral Bearkatz, end historic season

    SMACKOVER — On a field saturated by 24-hours of rain and minus a scoreboard that shorted out before play began, the Melbourne Bearkatz’ high school football season came to an end. The 9-3 Bearkatz drove four hours to Smackover Friday, where the Smackover Buckaroos won …

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  • Cave City sweeps Arvest tourney

    FLIPPIN — The Cave City Cavemen and Cavewomen won the championships of the Arvest Tournament Saturday in Flippin as both teams dominated in the final quarter. The Cavewomen defeated the Kingston Lady Yellowjackets 43-35 withan 18-7 run in the fourth quarter. “Poor shooting and 12 …

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  • Pioneer cagers fall in Searcy, Highland

    Batesville High’s basketball teams remained winless in three tries over the weekend. In the Searcy Bank Classic, the Greenbrier Lady Panthers edged the Lady Pioneers 39-35 on Friday, and the Benton Lady Panthers downed the Lady Pioneers 56-38 on Saturday. In the Highland Classic on …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, November 25 – Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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  • Football Briefs

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police praised a football fan for saving the life of a woman who jumped from the third-level deck of the Oakland Raider’s home stadium by breaking her fall. The woman, who was not identified, was critically injured Sunday after plunging about …

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  • Victims’ families show forgiveness

    Ray Scales had just arrived in Savannah, Ga., for a happy occasion. The night before the big event, his wife called with news about their 25-year-old son: Omar had been shot. A short time later she called again, this time to tell him he was …

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