• Youth cooking club seeks participants

    The Independence County 4-H program is seeking participants for its free cooking club for children in grades four and up. A club meeting will be at held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Kids …

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  • Trial set in girl’s death

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A trial date has been set for next year for a northwest Arkansas man charged in the death of a 6-year-old girl. Zachary Holly had been scheduled to go to trial this week in the 2012 killing of Jersey Bridgeman, but the …

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  • Owner of former Jonesboro bank building a mystery

    JONESBORO (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Arkansas city says he still doesn’t know who owns the former Citizens Bank building. Safety concerns about the building and a two-story structure attached to it have increased in recent weeks in Jonesboro. Officials removed exterior wall …

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  • Forecast: Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving

    DALLAS — If you’re flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year. U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year. The worst day: Nov. 30, the Sunday after …

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  • Firms want temporary halt to Medicaid suspension

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two mental health companies involved in a bribery investigation are seeking a temporary halt to their Medicaid suspension. Attorneys for Trinity Behavioral Health Care System Inc. and Maxus Inc. asked a federal judge Wednesday to grant a temporary injunction. The order …

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  • Lewis gravesite gets new tombstone

    After 64 years, the gravesite of pioneer photographer J.R. Lewis recently was marked with an impressive tombstone, provided by local donations, according to a news release. Lewis was born in Sharp County in 1870 and started working as a professional photographer in 1889, at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 1, 1995.

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  • Bringing parents to work bridges generation gap

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Seta Whitford-Stark was dumbfounded last year when she found out her daughter Amy quit her job at an employee-recruiting agency to work for LinkedIn, an Internet company that Seta had never heard of. Amy tried to explain what the online professional …

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  • CorningWare glass inventor Donald Stookey dies in N.Y.

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes. The scientist, who …

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  • State workers get raise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 28,000 Arkansas state workers are set to receive a 1 percent pay raise that had been delayed. Department of Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment will appear …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside Middle School

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside Middle School, according to a news release: Fourth: all A’s — Haley Allgood, Hayden Atchison, Quincy Beard, Anna Berg, Abby Bibb, Macie Boswell, …

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