• Learning to cook

    When I was growing up one talent that both my parents stressed I should acquire was learning to cook. Perhaps it was their foresight that it would not be likely to find women in my generation willing to dedicate themselves totally to cooking, cleaning and …

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  • Lyon junior reserve wins award

    With huge wins over William Woods on the road and the previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman at home last week, the Lyon College women’s basketball team used a team effort to strengthen its hold on third place in the American Midwest Conference race. The …

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  • Court appearance set over death

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A man accused of a slaying in Mississippi County in which the victim’s body was found in the yard of a church is to have a court appearance. Authorities arrested 43-year-old Jimmy Northern of Blytheville for first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting …

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  • Land set aside for possible Fort Smith med school

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority is donating 200 acres for a prospective medical school for Fort Smith. The panel voted Tuesday to supply the land for the venture, which would put a $58 million college of osteopathic medicine at the site. …

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  • 10-year-old Missouri girl found dead

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —A missing 10-year-old Missouri girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead, her parents said to KMBC. Springfield police gave a news conference this morning and released an update in the case. Hailey M. Owens went missing at …

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  • Murder charges dropped

    FORREST CITY (AP) — A judge has dismissed first-degree murder charges filed against an Arkansas man accused in a 2013 slaying in Forrest City. First Judicial District Judge L.T. Simes granted prosecutors’ request Tuesday to drop murder charges against Jeremy Buchanan, who was initially charged …

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  • Death penalty case back at court

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Attorneys for a man convicted in the 2001 slaying of a woman at a Crawford County transient camp have waived a formal arraignment as the case moves toward another trial. Rickey Dale Newman was sentenced to death for the killing and …

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  • Accused shooter says he tried to scare teen

    LITTLE ROCK — A man accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl told investigators he fired his pistol because he wanted to scare a carload of teenagers he believed vandalized his vehicle, Little Rock police said Tuesday. Police released an account of the shooting, which …

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  • T-wolves win clash of area No. 1s

    CONCORD — The Concord Pirates made a valiant effort, but fell short Tuesday in the final seconds of a battle between No. 1-ranked teams as the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves pulled away for a 64-57 win. The T-wolves are top rated by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in …

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  • Warm-up is (finally!) in sight

    BOSTON (AP) — A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and East on Tuesday is expected to leave a trail of warmer weather and rain that should provide a respite for residents weary of weeks of bitter cold but create …

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  • BHS girls win, boys fall in league tilts in Wynne

    WYNNE — Using their defense to quicken the pace, the Batesville Lady Pioneers survived a slow start and collected their second 5A-East District victory in 11 tries Tuesday night. Outscoring the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 42-18 over the last three quarters, the Lady Pioneers won 46-24. …

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  • Scots thump Mississippians

    An opportune Lyon College offense took advantage of seven hits and four Blue Mountain errors Tuesday afternoon and posted a 7-2 win over the Toppers from Mississippi at Scots Field. Lyon junior infielder Griffin Glaude was suffering from a sore throwing arm and was moved …

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