• Hackers to celebrate diamond anniversary

    SAGE — The Rev. S.D. and Lois James Hacker of Sage will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Melbourne. They were married Dec. 25, 1953, at First Baptist Church in Berryville with …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2013. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve.

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  • Case Bryan White

    Clayton and Jennifer White of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Case Bryan White. Grandparents are Steve and Becky Johnson and Leo and …

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  • Jason Adison Lopez Castillo

    Victor Lopez and Aura Castillo, Maidel, Elias and Jostin of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3.1 ounces and has been named Jason Adison Lopez Castillo. Grandparents …

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  • Drake Lemuel Nix Holder

    Michael Holder and Amanda Nix of Hardy have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, .1 ounces and has been named Drake Lemuel Nix Holder. Grandparents are Randal and Melinda Langston, David …

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  • Weston Gage Goodman

    Mark Goodman and Judith Whitaker, Paris, Kristyn and Alyssah of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Weston Gage Goodman. Grandparents are …

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  • Holiday sales down for third week

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start to the season, sales at stores have fallen for three consecutive weeks. That puts a lot of pressure on retailers to get shoppers into stores in the final days of what’s typically the busiest shopping period of …

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  • Ark. prison system sends seized phones to charity

    LITTLE ROCK — Inmates aren’t allowed to have cellphones in Arkansas’ prisons, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. The state Department of Correction has seized more than 1,000 cellphones since 2008. As those phones piled up, prison officials searched for a way to put …

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  • Cynthia Ryan

    CAVE CITY — Cynthia Ryan, 49, of Cave City died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1964, in Gardenia, Calif., she was the daughter of Ronald William and Mary S. Killian Tracy. She had been a dental assistant in California. …

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  • Ava Cruey

    WILLIFORD — Ava Cruey, 82, of Williford died Dec. 17, 2013, in a Salem hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Ohio, she was the daughter of Harry and Edna Tucker. Arrangements are by Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

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  • James Euin Coffman – Paid Obituary

    James Euin Coffman, 84, of Batesville died, Friday, December 20, 2013. Born on September 17, 1929, in Seminole, Oklahoma, he was the son of Lester and Mayme Coffman. After graduating from high school in Portersville, California, he returned to Arkansas. His business career with General …

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  • Bobby A. Smith – Paid Obituary

    Robert “Bobby” Allen Smith, 79, of Batesville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 20, 2013. He was born in Center Ridge, Arkansas, on November 24, 1934, to Laudis Smith and Martha Nell Williams Smith. He received his BSE at Arkansas College …

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