• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 6, 2013.

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  • Olen Barnett

    MABELVALE — Olen Nathaniel Barnett, 74, of Mabelvale died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Born Jan. 8, 1939, he was the son of Elijah and Carrie Barnett. Survivors include two children, Frances Eubank and Olen Barnett Jr.; four grandsons; four granddaughters; four brothers; and five sisters. …

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  • Roy Bullard

    SHREVEPORT, La. — Roy Lynn Bullard, 70, of Shreveport, La., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Shreveport. Born March 26, 1943, in Batesville, he was the son of Lynn and Margret Bullard. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include a son, Don Bullard; a …

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  • Bill Mason

    WILLIFORD — William Chester “Bill” Mason, 63, of Williford died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a Horseshoe Bend nursing home. Born Aug. 11, 1950, in Harrisburg, he was the son of William C. and Juanita Martin Alred Mason. He was a farmer. Survivors include a …

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  • Junior Wright

    CAVE CITY — George “Junior” Wright, 86, of Cave City died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home. Born March 21, 1927, in the Needmore community in Izard County, he was the son of Thomas M. and Cora Ford Wright. He was a U.S. Navy …

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  • Charles Woods Sr.

    MELBOURNE — Charles Ray Woods Sr., 78, of Melbourne died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1935, in Sidney, he was the son of Lester and Juanita Dale Woods. He was united in marriage to June Frizzell on Sept. 26, 1956, …

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  • AD praises Malzahn

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs says the winner of the SEC championship game with No. 5 Missouri should get a chance to play for a national title — even if that means an Iron Bowl rematch. “This is the best college …

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  • Preparing for storm, boredom

    It’s been on my mind recently how we as a society could be thrown back into the 1900s by just one major event and with the threat of a winter storm threatening power lines this weekend, it may come sooner than I think. Although I …

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  • When strengths become weaknesses

    I like to talk. A lot. My talkativeness has won me business, forged friendships, and been the bedrock of my career. My talkativeness has also made me overbearing, ruined relationships, and been my Achilles heel in almost every role I’ve played. As with most people, …

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  • Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s peacemaker, dies

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired …

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  • African leaders hold moment of silence for Mandela

    In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and …

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  • No. 1 Seminoles moves past Winston investigation

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor’s decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, Coach …

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