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Finleys named Izard County Farm Family of Year

Local woman suffers collapsed lung, fractured ribs; assailant arrested

Shooting victim dies, two men in custody

Inmate sentenced in prison murder


Martha Barrett

Martha Carreiro Barrett, 54, of Batesville passed away on. . .

Brenda Debow

Brenda Debow, 69, of Batesville passed away on June 10,. . .

Stanley Penn

Stanley Wayne Penn, 82, of Cave City died Monday, June 11,. . .

Willie McCord

Willie Dean McCord, 72, of Highland died Sunday, June 10,. . .

Benjamin Kelley

Chaplain (Col.) Benjamin F. Kelley, 90, died on June 9,. . .

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Photos by Frank Wallis

David May demonstrates how large his tomato plants are, to the point that in their raised beds they are towering over his head. See a video of May and his tomato plants on the Guard's Facebook page.

David May doesn't mind much that he's been reported by friends and neighbors for being a world-class grower of tomatoes.
"I've got about 320 plants -- a mix of Big Boy and Better Boy varieties," May, 68, who retired last year

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Lady Pioneers extend winning streak


Batesville pitcher Brilie Simpson takes off for first base after hitting the ball during a game last month against Brookland. Simpson pitched and won both halves of a doubleheader at Pangburn on Monday.

Scott McDonald

PANGBURN -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers extended their streak to nine straight victories in high school extended softball on Monday, defeating Magnet Cove 8-4 and Pangburn 5-2.
Brilie Simpson was back in the circle on Monday. . . more »

WRMC the recipient of Mission: Lifeline achievement award


Photo submitted

Joyce Taylor (from left), executive director, Central Arkansas Office American Heart Association; Doyle Cockrill, WRMC Cath Lab director; Shane Wood, WRMC Emergency Department manager; Kristen Waller, quality and systems improvement director for American Heart Association - Arkansas.

Before the doctor: 'Seeing' the value of communication

Seniors, can we talk?
Gotten your eyes examined recently? When Ruth and I had lunch, I told her several have called about their eye exam for new glasses. Why did I get a bill? Why is the bill more than my vision insurance copay?
Here's how it should. . .


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