• Deadline nears for elk hunt permit applications

    LITTLE ROCK — Time is running short, but it’s not too late to apply for a free 2014 Arkansas elk hunting permit.  Yes, it’s the most coveted ticket in the state’s outdoors, and all you have to do is to go to the Internet and …

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  • Man convicted of fatally beating 4 with hammer

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment. After a little over three hours of deliberations, jurors found Nicholas …

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  • Mirror Lake to be site of derby June 8

    SYLAMORE — The Sylamore Ranger District will host its annual Fish Derby Day at Mirror Lake on June 8. “This is a free event for children 4 through 12,” said Ton Guinn of  the USDA Forest Service. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the accessible …

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  • Vernon Lee Songer Sr. – Paid Obituary

    Vernon Lee Songer Sr., 64, of McDougal, Arkansas, died May 24, 2014. He was born March 20, 1950, to Curtis and Ada Songer in Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild. Vernon is survived by his children, Adrianne Gilbert of …

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  • Ballards celebrate 60th anniversary

                      CAVE CITY — Glen and Harriet Ballard of Cave City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday. Harriet Herweyer and Glen Ballard were married May 28, 1954, in Flint, Michigan. The Rev. Ralph W. Lindsay officiated. Mr. …

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  • John David “Dave” Stanton – Paid Obituary

    John David “Dave” Stanton passed away at the age of 77 years on May 13, 2014, at the Phil and Flo Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Dave was born in Bristow, Oklahoma, on November 24, 1936, to parents John W. and Madge (Evatt) Stanton. He …

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  • Government buying large amounts of ammo

    Armored vehicles are being distributed across the country while large purchases of guns and ammunition are being purchased by our government. It’s no wonder that some U.S. citizens are starting to get a little nervous. Last week I wrote about the MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: We’re past the 15-year anniversary for UACCB and there’s little debate on its success, especially if “doing good” is the measure. We all “feel good” about the really big buildings to hold parties and small concerts. We “feel good” helping lower-income/achieving younger folk …

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  • About Town

    Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Despite the rain we’ve had this week, summer is knocking on our door. School years are ending, winter clothes are packed away, air conditioners are running, and everyone seems to be making plans for what they want …

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  • S-side vet, new guy named to all-state team

    SOUTHSIDE — A proven goal stopper and a new goal scorer helped the Southside Southerners to a school record number of victories and a spot in the Class 4A State Tournament. Thursday, it was announced by the Arkansas Activities Association, that senior goalie Colby Rowlett …

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  • All-state soccer – Three Pioneers receive top honors

    Maddie Mead, Arden Kvern and Osvaldo Espericueta were called on to lead the Batesville High soccer teams. They did and were Class 5A All-State selections, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association. Mead and Kvern, a duo of senior midfielders, sparked the …

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  • Pioneer summertime 9 to begin second season with home date Monday

    The thing, Batesville Pioneer Coach Mark Rush said, is to play. That will continue to be the Pioneers’ approach to the summertime version of high school baseball. Monday afternoon, the Pioneers will begin their second season of extended play when they host the Mountain Home …

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