• Traveling with kids? Columnist gives 10 tips for ‘happy flying’ experience

    American Way (American Airline’s inflight magazine) recently featured the House Fairy! (House Fairy is my get organized program for kids.) The House Fairy is flying high on publicity and it prompted me to write this for you mamas who fly. With vacation time here, and if …

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  • Dual sport riding gains ground in Arkansas

    Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the adventure found on the open road. On a dual sport motorcycle, one suited for both on- and off-road riding, bikers can also venture off paved roads and highways to explore backcountry terrain like dirt roads, gravel …

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  • West defeats East 23-14; ties All-Star series 5-all

    CONWAY — After lightning delayed the start of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game at Estes Stadium Friday night on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, Batesville’s Joey Rodriquez said he was ready to play ball. As a team captain …

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  • Petty, Strain extend leads in points series

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri racing series returned to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday as all five divisions battled to gain ground on the leaders. Mikey Bell won the street stock division as David Davis finished second and A.J. Smith third. Bell won …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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  • Cards tip cap to Kershaw after 6-0 loss to Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals’ years of modest success against Clayton Kershaw seemed like ancient history while the Dodgers’ left-hander mowed them down on Sunday. And after Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed just four runs in four games against the defending NL …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way one hole early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff over Shawn Stefani. Tied for the lead as he played the 18th hole at Congressional, Rose tried to hit …

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  • Site uncovers remains of American Indians, slaves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An American Indian tribe that was historically based in Arkansas but now calls Oklahoma home is teaming with descendants of African-American slaves to research and preserve an archaeological site that contains the remains of their ancestors. The burial sites were discovered …

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  • Lawmakers plan special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are spreading out across two different parts of downtown as they gather for a special legislative session focused on teacher insurance, the lottery and prison overcrowding. The House and Senate were convening today for the session, which legislative leaders …

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  • Floods force evacuations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials say water is beginning to recede in eastern Arkansas after flash floods closed several highways and caused families to leave their homes. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Yvette Smith said U.S. 70, Arkansas 86, and U.S. 49 in Monroe …

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  • ‘Designing Women’ star Meshach Taylor dies

    LOS ANGELES — Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor died Saturday at his home …

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  • Sheila Fowler

    ASH FLAT — Sheila Mae Fowler, 72, of Ash Flat died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. Born June 2, 1942, in Evening Shade, she was the daughter of Fred Ring and Ioney Shirley. She was a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ. …

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