• Fidencia Arianna Neal

    James Neal and Sheila Reyes of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 15, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Fidencia Arianna Neal. Grandparents of the child are Sandra Lopez, Erio …

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  • Ryan Adam Taylor

    Jason and Brittany Taylor, Zaiden and Kynleigh of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Nov. 13, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8.4 ounces and has been named Ryan Adam Taylor. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Valerie Ryleah Rochelle Thompson

    Donovan Thompson and Cindy Pate of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 13, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named Valerie Ryleah Rochelle Thompson. Grandparents of the child are Bonnie …

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  • Local swimmers lead age groups

    BRYANT — Seth Bailey and Joseph Wells won high-point honors and helped the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to a third-place finish in an indoor swim meet here recently. Competing in the 13- to 14-year-old division, Bailey won the 200-yard individual medley in a …

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  • Scot women cagers fall in Oklahoma

    SHAWNEE, Okla. — The 23rd-ranked Oklahoma Baptist Lady Bison used a strong inside game in addition to 30 points from its bench players to build a 10-point halftime lead and then held off the 24th-ranked Lyon College Scots for a 68-56 basketball victory Tuesday night. …

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  • Football may be losing numbers game

    The deaths of 19 football players in a single season precipitated a national crisis in 1905, an event Doris Kearns Goodwin touches on in a new biography of president Teddy Roosevelt. There were 28 reported deaths some seven decades later, when James Michener created a …

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  • Questions about QBs, bowl eligibility loom over Mississippi State Bulldogs

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State can still become bowl eligible for a fourth straight season if the Bulldogs win their final two games against Arkansas and Mississippi. But the team’s top quarterbacks — Dak Prescott and Tyler Russell — are both dealing with injuries …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, November 20 – Thursday, November 21, 2013.

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  • I can almost smell that turkey

    Well, we have made it past the annual ritual of candy distribution and costumes and now we are on the way to turkey with all engines full speed ahead. I can already smell the stuffing cooking in the stove, its aroma of sage floating through …

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  • Remembering Kennedy

    Few events in American history have brought more grief and sorrow than the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Astounded by the intensity of Americans’ reactions, a British journalist wrote, “One would think that one was reading about the death of a …

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  • Dam was JFK’s last appearance in Ark.

    Oct. 3, 1963. It was a beautiful fall day in Arkansas. It was the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. Greers Ferry was a hydroelectric dam project constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1957. President John F. Kennedy was …

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  • Taking away lessons from JFK’s death

    Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a …

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