• Holiday goes to the dogs

    In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved 8-year-old golden retriever/chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy. Turpy provided the column that follows: Hi! Over the river and …

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  • Gracie Jones

    Gracie L. Jones, 86, of Batesville died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Oct. 21, 1927, at Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of George and Grace French Hoenscheidt. She was a homemaker and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church …

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  • Wanda Beedle

    FLORAL — Wanda Ulena Beedle, 89, of Floral died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Born April 4, 1924, in Enders, she was the daughter of James and Daisy Luther Bartlett. She was a member of Floral Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed quilting …

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  • Cave City teams sweep Southside

    CAVE CITY — Cave City swept Southside in Class 4A non-district basketball games on Monday. The Cavewomen crushed the Lady Southerners 47-30 as Jamie Holley led with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Shyanne Price chipped in eight points, nine rebounds and three steals. Morgan Case …

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  • Six Torpedoes qualify for Junior Olympics

    HEBER SPRINGS — Six Independence County Youth Athletic Association swimmers qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics with their performances in the Winter All-Star Meet here recently. Joseph Wells, competing in the 13- to 14-year-old division, and Trey Moody (9-10) led the way with …

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  • 7 Lyon student athletes recognized by conference

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Seven Lyon College athletes from two sports were among 249 American Midwest Conference participants from five fall sports recognized for their work in the classroom when the conference released the 2013 All-Academic All-AMC lists on Saturday. Student athletes must be in …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Henderson State Lady Reddies (3-2) vs. Lyon College Scots (3-2) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. While the visitors from Arkadelphia are 1-1 against fellow NCAA Division II teams in the Great American Conference, this is the final non-conference warmer for the Scots. They are scheduled …

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  • Heisman race muddled by allegations

    Heisman Trophy voters were emailed a ballot on Monday. It’s not due back for two weeks. Good thing, because it’s going to take some time to sort this out. A Heisman race that not long ago seemed well-defined has been muddled in so many ways. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, Novmeber 26 – Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season. The team said Rose had successful surgery in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. He was hurt Friday night at Portland. The 2011 …

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  • Ruddell Hill FD nets funds

    For the past several years, the Ruddell Hill Fire Department has provided a free meal to those they serve in the community, according to Andy Denim, one of the house’s firefighters and first responders. “Ruddell Hill is a close-knit community,” said Denim. “Most of the …

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  • Man said he was ‘joking’ about being beaten

    MELBOURNE — A Sidney teenager who claimed his father had beaten him was later arrested for filing a false report with a law enforcement agency, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Cameron Thomas Smires, 18, of 5282 Arkansas Highway 58, called the Izard County …

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