• Oil production on the rise, while gas prices go down

    The United States petroleum industry pumped an average of 7.7 million gallons of oil per day out of wells in the U.S. That’s big news, since October 2013 is the first month since 1995 when the United States has produced more oil than it imported. …

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  • Disney’s daughter remembered for father’s legacy

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause …

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  • Sylvia Browne, psychic and author, dies at age 77

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sylvia Celeste Browne, a well-known psychic and author, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose at the age of 77, according to an announcement on her website. Browne often assisted in missing persons cases, regularly appeared on television and …

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  • Grindrod service

    A memorial service for Venita Grindrod will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at White Drive Baptist Church, located on White Drive in Batesville.

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  • Maria Laxton

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Maria Laxton, 56, of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in a Little Rock hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1956, in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon Mexico, she was the daughter of Rico Riestemp and Trinidad Zuniga. She was a hospital foreman and …

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  • Health department shares Thanksgiving tips

    Little Rock — As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner gives rise to anxieties and questions, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health. A few simple steps will not only ease your holiday fears, but will ensure a delicious …

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  • Cards, Pioneers bring championship-look to Batesville

    It sounded like Camden Fairview Coach Buck James had been asked the question before. “I think we have improved,” he said of the Cardinals, the Batesville Pioneers’ Class 5A State Playoffs quarterfinal high school football opponent in Pioneer Stadium Friday night. “The expectations for this …

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  • Philander Smith men hold off Lyon charge

    LITTLE ROCK — Philander Smith College took a 19-point first-half lead over the Lyon College men’s basketball team, but the Scots stormed back in the second half and the Panthers had to hold on for a 75-69 win Wednesday night. Lyon senior Jordan Layrock produced …

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  • Buckaroos, big challenges await ’Katz in playoffs

    Severe weather is predicted for south Arkansas Friday as the Melbourne Bearkatz continue their historic football season in the 3A State Playoffs. After a 4-hour trip to Smackover, the Bearkatz will face the 10-1 Buckaroos — one of four 3A-6 District teams to advance to …

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  • Go-kart track sets races

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Hilltop Rounders go-kart track in Pleasant Plains will host races beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday with local participants and those from western Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky, among others. Admission is $5 and open to the public. The track is located at 5939 …

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  • Buzzer-beater drops Cougars

    FLIPPIN — The Flippin Bobcats defeated the Izard County Cougars 46-45 in overtime Wednesday in the Arvest Tournament. Andrew Walker led Izard County with 25 points as they fell to 3-6. The game was deadlocked at 39-all at the end of regulation and the Bobcats …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 21 – Friday, November 22, 2013.

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