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Schools designate peanut free zones

Photo by Tony McGuffey

Wowbutter is a peanut-free alternative to peanut butter and is acceptable on school campuses that are going "peanut free." Wowbutter is made from soy and is peanut-, tree nut-, gluten-, egg- and dairy-free.

More often than not when you think about kids and school safety you tend to think about the danger of weapons, but for some parents it's peanuts that endanger their kids' lives, too.
The Batesville School District is a

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Scott McDonald

Batesville's Isabella Higginbottom (30) drives past an eStem defender on the way to the goal in the first half of the Lady Pioneers' 65-52 victory Thursday in the opening round of the Class 4A East Regional Tournament at Highland.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
HIGHLAND -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers overcame some early turnovers and missed shots to finally wear down the eStem Lady Mets 65-52 on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 4A East. . . more »

Batesville & Beyond Vikki and Ricky Middleton

Married since 1995, animal lovers Vikki and Ricky Middleton are now retired and volunteer twice a week at the Bargain Hound Boutique, a thrift store where all proceeds benefit the humane society.

Photo by Andrea Bruner

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. . .

February 2019