• Childers to celebrate 95th birthday

    MAGNESS — A drop-in reception for Wilson Childers, who will celebrate his 95th birthday on March 8, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Magness Community Center. He requests no gifts.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 26, 1994.

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  • Candidate legally changes name to ‘Colonel’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A retired Army colonel running for Congress in Arkansas has found a simple way around a state law that prohibits him from displaying the designation as a candidate. He legally changed his name to Colonel, and now Conrad Reynolds, one of …

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  • Candidates file for office in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Monday marked the end of the one-week filing period for state and federal office in Arkansas. Here are candidates who filed for statewide and congressional office by Monday’s deadline. Candidates with an (i) next to their names are incumbents: U.S. SENATE …

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  • Merchants in Ark., Okla. deal with another storm

    TULSA, Okla. — Frustrated merchants in Oklahoma and Arkansas again struggled Monday to make the best of a cold situation in the aftermath of another winter storm that blew through the Ozarks during the weekend. Many schools, diners and businesses in the region were closed …

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  • Early voting begins on Stuttgart hospital funding

    STUTTGART (AP) — Early voting is under way on a sales tax increase that would support Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart. If approved, the 1 percent tax increase would generate about $2.4 million annually for the Stuttgart hospital. Early voting began today at the Arkansas County …

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  • Bryant remembered for service to others

    Longtime businessman, civic leader, writer and radio personality Duffie Bryant died Friday night at his Batesville home. He was 95. The Bryant clan first sailed to America from Ireland in the early 1800s. First settling in Illinois then later moving to Salado, the head of …

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  • Thief drops ‘God bless you’ note

    A thief who stole a bill out of a mailbox left the resident a sort-of thank-you note. Carolyn Crafton, 65, who lives on Juniper Street in Batesville, reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office she saw someone in a Pontiac Grand Am stop at her …

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  • Man stopped for no tags jailed for drugs

    If Tony Cousins had kept his car tags up to date, he might not have ended up in jail last week. On Wednesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Keener stopped a white Nissan Pathfinder for no tags on state Highway 167 South near Midland High …

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  • Magness reschedules trash pickup

    MAGNESS — Due to inclement weather, trash pickup for the city of Magness will be held the next weather-permitting work day, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings.

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  • Guard photo editor awarded

    The Arkansas Press Association has announced the winners of its 2013 Arkansas Media Directory cover photo contest. Batesville Daily Guard Photo Editor Kris Caraway won third place with his entry “Spotted Calf.” The photo is prominently displayed on the cover of the 2014 Arkansas Media …

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  • Weather postpones events

    Entergy Arkansas has postponed its wire-cutting ceremony, which had been set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, to open its new facility located at 100 General St. in Batesville. Also, the groundbreaking for the Batesville Community Center scheduled for 2 p.m. today was also postponed. It will …

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