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Cave bat population increases, tour guide says

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Cave bat population increases, tour guide says


Photos by Tony McGuffey

Starr Farrell, supervisory guide at Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View, tells the Kiwanis Club about a piece of "drapery" stone which forms on the ceiling and walls of the famous caverns.

It's unknown who may have had the job of counting them, but Supervisory Guide Starr Farrell with the U.S. Forest Service at Blanchard Springs Cavern told the Batesville Kiwanis Club Friday that there are now about 484,670 bats

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Despite loss, Lady Pioneers hold onto No. 1 in 4A


Scott McDonald

Izard County's Justus Cooper spots up for a 3-point attempt during the Cougars' 86-45 rout over Western Grove on Saturday during the finals of the 1A-2 District Tournament at Brockwell.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
The Batesville Lady Pioneers had a 16-game winning streak snapped on Saturday when they fell 43-41 to the Brookland Bearcats in the championship game of the 4A-3 District Tournament at. . . more »

Christian performing artist sings messages of hope


Photo submitted by Mary Farmer & Teen Recruiters

Mary Farmer is a Christian and Southern gospel performing artist.

Relax, people! They're just cookies

Just as my annual diet has begun showing promise, my greatest obstacle to success is upon me: Girl Scout Cookie season has begun.
My problem with Girl Scout Cookies is personal. But, like everything else in our culture, some people have moral or. . .


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