• Wheelis crowned Miss Lights of the Delta

    MELBOURNE — Reagan Wheelis of Melbourne was crowned the new Miss Lights of the Delta in Blytheville recently. This pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Arkansas Pageant and was open to girls from all over the state. Wheelis is the 17-year-old daughter of Dr. …

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  • Children’s choir to perform

    The Children’s Choir of Central Avenue United Methodist Church, under the direction of Dennie Baker, will present a Christmas musical called “An Unplugged Christmas” at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center of the church, located at 1205 N. Central Ave. The play is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 27, 1995.

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  • Oak Bluff center plans dinner

    The annual Christmas fellowship dinner will be held Saturday at Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center. A potluck will be served at noon. Donations will be accepted for a chosen family in need. For information call (870) 793-9520 or (870) 307-0002.

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  • Heaven’s Echoes slated to sing

    The gospel singing group Heaven’s Echoes will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church, located at 805 Bethesda Road.

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  • Jacksonport to hold program

    NEWPORT — The program “Mary’s Memory Trunk” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Jacksonport Courthouse. A character dressed as a frontier woman will talk about traveling to Arkansas from North Carolina in 1855. She will display and discuss the items that …

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  • Winter photo tips offered

    Anytime there’s a forecast of snow for the area, a certain group of people (other than school kids) get excited, and they’re photographers. Wind-swept snow covering fence posts, heavily laden evergreen trees, old barns/wagons or a cardinal sitting on a snowy berry branch can become …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Impress Your Guests with Great Breakfast Recipes My house seems to be the place to be this holiday season! I have people staying with me each weekend through the New Year. I’m sure your home feels like Grand Central Terminal too. When I have overnight …

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  • Christmas Recipes

    Perfect Prime Rib 1 prime rib roast (size doesn’t matter) 1/2 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup rosemary 1/4 cup horseradish powder 1/4 cup garlic powder 1/8 cup cracked black pepper Combine seasonings, and rub into roast. Let sit while oven preheats to 375. Place roast …

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  • Rolling Stones’ sax player dies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saxophonist Bobby Keys, a lifelong rock ‘n’ roller who toured with Buddy Holly, played on recordings by John Lennon and laid down one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar,” has died. He was 70. Michael Webb, …

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  • JPs whittle ’15 budget

    After several meetings, the Independence County Quorum Court budget committee had managed to whittle the projected $600,000 shortfall for the 2015 budget down on Monday, by transferring funds from departments and borrowing from the juvenile detention center. The budget will now move on to the …

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  • Man on four-wheeler reported missing

    The public’s help is being sought in finding a Sunset Ridge man who has been missing since late Tuesday afternoon. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 27-year-old Brian Mohlke, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with black hair and brown …

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