• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 1, 2014.

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  • ‘School Choice Week’ began Monday in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — This week is School Choice Week in Arkansas and across the country. More than 30 events are planned across the state, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. “The Week,” which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents and …

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  • Missou hits freebies, breaks Walton jinx

    FAYETTEVILLE — Earnest Ross hadn’t won in Arkansas on three attempts, dating back to his first two seasons at Auburn. The Missouri senior picked exactly the right moment to help end his woes in the state on Tuesday night, also putting an end to the …

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  • Alvin Jeffery

    MELBOURNE — Alvin Cleo Jeffery, 73, of Melbourne died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Batesville. Born Sept. 12, 1940, in Lunenburg, he was the son of James William “Willie” Jeffery and Edna Denton Jeffery. He was united in marriage to Betty Elliott on April 7, …

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  • Bowie service

    A memorial service will be held for Calvin Bowie at 11 a.m. Thursday in Willis Funeral Service Chapel at Batesville. ——— www.willisfs.com

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  • Armilda Brodie

    Armilda Powell Brodie, 100, of Batesville died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will be held in Oaklawn Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Stephens, Kenny Gerhardt, Steve Kelley, Richard Carraway, …

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  • Jack Knight Sr. – Paid Obituary

    Jack Albert Knight Sr., 78, of Melbourne died Friday, January 24, 2014, at his home in Melbourne, Arkansas. He was born on June 10, 1935, in Stone County, Arkansas, to the late Ralph and Lela Knight. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on …

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  • Tom Allen

    Thomas Eugene “Tom” Allen died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at his home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Cushman. Pallbearers will be Blair Arnold, Gordon Harmon, Randy Ishmael, Don …

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  • ‘Earning a Living’ exhibit to open

    From the 1800s into the first half of the 1900s, cotton was the largest export from our area, and timber was second to cotton, said Twyla Wright, curator of Old Independence Regional Museum. “Those were major methods for farmers, landowners and country folk to bring …

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  • Woman arrested for battering daughter’s boyfriend

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock woman who got into a fight with her daughter’s boyfriend was arrested last Wednesday, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Mary C. Tyrone, 49, of 101 Highway 56 was charged with third-degree domestic battering. Cpl. Mark Simino responded to …

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  • MP man arrested after narcotics dog ‘alerts’ on car

    MELBOURNE — Maurice Jordon Moser, 22, of Mount Pleasant was arrested late Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of state highways 69 and 58, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Arkansas State Police requested the assistance of Izard County Sheriff’s Cpl. Acy …

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  • West, BJHS rewarded for scores

    Two campuses of the Batesville School District are in the money and it’s all thanks to students. West Magnet Elementary will receive $24,217 while Batesville Junior High is set to receive $58,436 from the Arkansas Department of Education for High Achievement for students’ high performance …

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