• Henleys celebrate 50th

    Troy and Allene Henley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at North Heights Church of Christ. The reception will be hosted by their children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no …

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  • Juniors shut out Tech, remain perfect

    PARAGOULD — With a large contingent of Batesville Pioneer fans present, the Junior Pioneers dominated the Junior Eagles on a wet, sloppy Green County Tech field to win their final 5A-East District game and remain undefeated at 9-0. The 5A-East champions finished district play with …

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  • BHS reaches state v-ball title game

    ALMA — Now, for a championship. The Batesville Lady Pioneers will try for their first ever in the sport of volleyball Saturday evening at 5 when they take on the Paragould Lady Rams at Russellville High School in the Class 5A State Tournament title game. …

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  • ’Pups hold off Junior Southerners after early surge

    SOUTHSIDE — The Newport Greypups reeled off 26 unanswered points in the first half and then held on for a 26-24 football victory over the Southside Junior Southerners on Stewart Field Thursday night. Freshman quarterback Julian Reed passed for a score and ran for two …

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  • BHS eyes Tech, district title tonight in Pioneer Stadium

    The Batesville Pioneers can clinch a share of the 5A-East District championship tonight in Pioneer Stadium with a high school football victory over the Greene County Tech Eagles, and Pioneer Coach Dave King is hoping the Pioneers have nothing else on their minds. “Your always …

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  • Torpedo boys dominate indoor meet in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Benjamin Grafton, Joseph Wells and Samuel Sturdivant led the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to victory in the Halloween Spookatcular, an indoor swim meet hosted by the Greene County Tech swim team here Saturday. Grafton and Wells each won five events, all …

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  • Hillcrest boys, girls advance to tourney finals

    IMBODEN — The Hillcrest Junior Screamin’ Eagles and Junior Lady Screamin’ Eagles advanced to the finals of the Bill McCurley Invitational Saturday after semifinal wins at Sloan-Hendrix High School on Thursday. The Junior Eagles defeated the Izard County Junior Cougars 44-39. The Junior Lady Eagles …

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  • Boston to unveil statue of Russell

    BOSTON (AP) — It’s a day to honor another of Boston’s greatest sports champions. A statue of former Celtics star Bill Russell is scheduled to be unveiled today at City Hall Plaza. Russell played center from 1956 to 1969, also serving as player-coach for three …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2, 2013.

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  • Winfred Ross Jr.

    Winfred Mark Ross Jr., 89, of Cherokee Village died on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1923 in Bentley, Iowa, he was the son of Winfred Ross and Agnes Mark  Ross. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was an …

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  • Marian Mann

    MELBOURNE — Marian Faith Lawrence Mann, 86, of Melbourne died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in Melbourne. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Mentone, Calif., she was the daughter of Jack Robert Hudson and Marian Faith Hudson. She was united in marriage to Robert C. Lawrence. After …

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  • Gwyn Owen

    SALADO — Gwyn Owen, 64, of Salado died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at a local hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1949 at Batesville, she was the daughter of James Lester Bruce Jr. and Bettye Lou Hunter Bruce. She was a 1967 graduate of Southside High School. …

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