• Polio-like disease showing up in children in Calif.

    STANFORD, Calif. — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven’t identified any …

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  • Ramis, Zen master to a wild comedy storm, dies

    “Caddyshack.” “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” “Ghostbusters.” “Groundhog Day.” “Stripes.” Those titles are some of the most beloved and widely quoted comedy classics of the last 30 years. They’re also Harold Ramis’ filmography. Ramis, the writer-director-actor who quietly and often off-screen created an unparalleled and hugely …

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  • Danny McGuire

    GLENCOE — Danny Mack McGuire, 54, of Glencoe died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1960, in Batesville, he was the son of Earl Mack McGuire and Virginia Hightower Murphy. He was an insurance inspector for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company. …

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  • James Fisher

    SMITHVILLE — James Elvis Fisher, 55, of Smithville died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1958, at Tyronza, he was the son of Hershel Carthel and Ruby Aileen Smith Fisher. He was a trailer mechanic for SNL Trucking in Batesville. …

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  • Cheryl Burrus

    EVENING SHADE — Cheryl Doyle Burrus, 44, of Evening Shade died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born June 19, 1969, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Eddie and Ann Doyle. She was a certified nursing assistant and a homemaker. She enjoyed …

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  • Jeffrey Lowell Bain – Paid Obituary

    Jeffrey Lowell Bain of Searcy went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 20, 2014, at the age of 53. Born in Elwood, Indiana, to Lowell and Joy Bain, he frequently told his children stories of long summer days shooting dragonflies with BB guns …

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  • Freddy Wayne Dunegan – Paid Obituary

    Freddy Wayne Dunegan, 73, of Batesville died at his home on Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was born in Batesville, Arkansas, on June 10, 1940, to Homer Dunegan and Mary Virginia (Martin) Dunegan. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the …

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  • Bobby Dean McDoniel – Paid Obituary

    Bobby Dean McDoniel, age 58, of Springdale, Arkansas, died February 23, 2014, in Springdale. He was born September 9, 1955, in Batesville, Arkansas, the son of S.L. and Margie Smith McDoniel. Mr. McDoniel is survived by one son, Jason McDoniel and his wife, Candace, of …

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  • Robert O. Pickle – Paid Obituary

    Robert O. Pickle, 70, of Hardy died Thursday evening near Imboden. Born in Otwell, Robert lived much of his life in the Otwell-Jonesboro area before moving to Hardy in 1990. He was an associate broker for Coldwell Realtors in Hardy and was a member of …

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  • Zakkary Alan Keith Wilburn

    Marty and Samantha Wilburn and Candyce of Hardy have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 12, 2014. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Zakkary Alan Keith Wilburn. Grandparents are Phillip and …

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  • Kaleigh Ann Ramsey

    Joshua and Shawna Ramsey of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 12, 2014. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Kaleigh Ann Ramsey. Grandparents are Wade Grady, Angela McCord, Jeff McCord, Josh …

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  • Kennedy Isis Rowena LaGrow

    Sean LaGrow and Cally Seymore and Caden of Thida have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 15, 2014. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 15.9 ounces and has been named Kennedy Isis Rowena LaGrow. Grandparents are Bryan …

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