• Baseball Briefs

    DETROIT (AP) — Less than two years after boldly signing Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract, the Detroit Tigers traded the slugging first baseman to Texas in another blockbuster move. Fielder was dealt to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Tigers agreed …

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  • Roberts family incorporates history with contemporary

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about the homes to be featured on the BPA’s Christmas Tour.   Not many kids can say they have a front-row seat to every parade in town — from their own front porch. But …

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  • Highland resident caught with drugs

    ASH FLAT — A Highland woman who told Sharp County Detective Jimmy Bennett that she did not have anything illegal in her vehicle was incorrect — plus, she had more methamphetamine in her house as well, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Bennett stopped a black Chevy …

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  • Bond set at $40,000 for Higden man

    HEBER SPRINGS — Detectives and narcotics investigators with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s office searched a residence at 50 Black Lane in Higden on Nov. 8, finding drugs, paraphernalia and a firearm, said Sheriff Marty Moss. During the search, officers located numerous items of suspected methamphetamine, …

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  • Board OKs bonus; district named achieving

    For the second year in a row, Christmas will be a little greener for those at the Batesville School District after the Batesville School Board approved a one-time bonus of $500 for all employees Monday night. The cost to the district is estimated at $320,000 …

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  • Banks present $10K grants

    A partnership between two banks has spelled good news for two local nonprofit organizations. Representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and First Community Bank in Batesville were on hand Monday morning to award two $10,000 Partnership Grant Program awards to Hill Haven …

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  • Communitywide Thanksgiving service planned

    The Batesville Area Ministers’ Fellowship will host a communitywide Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church. The event is open to the public. Chad Grigsby will be speaking and the Compass Worship Team will be leading worship. Donations will be taken for …

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  • Family, friends remember Billy Joe

    OZARK FOLK CENTER — Billy Joe Tatum gathered friends as easily as she gathered herbs. A woman known for dancing to the beat of her own drum, it wasn’t uncommon for her to invite people from every walk of life to her home carved from …

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  • Concord to sell used school bus

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board accepted sealed bids during a regular meeting Monday for a bus and a piece of playground equipment the district has for sale, said Superintendent Dr. Mike Davidson. The 1998 model bus brought three bids and sold to Nationwide Sales …

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  • Balloons to be released for children in foster care

    November is National Adoption Month, and the Independence County Department of Human Services will hold a balloon release at 2 p.m. Friday at its office, located at 100 Weaver Ave., Batesville (beside the health department). A balloon will be released for each child in foster …

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  • Raiders pressure, unravel Pioneers in cage openers

    Riverview pulled hard on a common thread, unraveling any hopes Batesville had for victory in high school basketball openers Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym. Using a variety of full-court pressure defenses, the Lady Raiders collected 39 turnovers and a 75-53 victory over the Lady Pioneers. …

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  • Bearkatz, Southerners split senior high basketball contests

    SOUTHSIDE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 55-53 Tuesday in Southside’s senior high school basketball season opener. The Lady Bearkatz improved to 2-0 as Kennedy Cooper and Ashton Ford scored 13 points apiece. Cooper also grabbed nine rebounds as Ford collected …

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