• Former resident’s book wins award

    NATCHEZ, Miss. — James F. Barnett Jr.’s 2007 book “The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735,” published by University Press of Mississippi, has been selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
    Choice Magazine is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

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  • Power restored to NAEC customers

    SALEM — North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem announced today that power had been restored, where possible, to all of its customers.
    In a news release, Mel Coleman, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative chief executive officer, said January’s icy weather was unlike any other the cooperative had experienced.
    “While it was a trying time for both our employees and members, I feel like we did an outstanding job rebuilding a system that took 70 years to build.”

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  • Koren Schram moves into top 10 of Senior CLASS Award finalists

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Koren Schram has moved into the top 10 national finalists for the prestigious 2008-09 Lowe's Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award, according to a news release from Dartmouth's sports information department.

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  • Pioneer signs with Harding

    Harding University's interest made the difference, said Weston Fairchild, an all-conference football player for Batesville High.
    Wednesday afternoon in Pioneer Fieldhouse, Fairchild signed a letter of intent to attend the Church of Christ-affiliated school in Searcy and play football for the Bisons.

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  • News of other days

    Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 19, 1996.
    73 YEARS AGO
    W.H. Wycough, aged 82, of Fort Worth, Texas, who was one of three surviving members of the first graduating class of Arkansas College in 1876, died at his home Feb. 3, relatives here have been informed. Burial was held yesterday in Fort Smith for the aged Presbyterian minister. Mr. Wycough, who lived in Batesville for 30 years, is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Eva Wycough of Fort Worth; three nieces, Misses Agnes and Emma Wycough and Mrs. C.W. Maxfield, all of Batesville. He was also a great-uncle of Mrs. Matthew Phillips of Batesville.

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  • Florine Harris

    STRAWBERRY – Florine Harris, 87, of Strawberry died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

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  • James Bailey Jr.

    MAMMOTH SPRING – James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring.
    He was the son of James and Elizabeth Calvin Bailey. He was retired from the Department of Defense.

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  • Marty Northcutt

    CORD – Marty Darrell Northcutt, 41, of Cord died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.
    Born Feb. 18, 1967, in Batesville, he was the son of Robert Northcutt. He was a farmer for Dickey Farms and was of the Baptist faith.

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  • Conway Hames

    MOUNT PLEASANT – Conway Hames, 75, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at his home.
    Born May 3, 1933, in LaCrosse, he was the son of Vernon Delma Hames and Audie Mae Felton Hames. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of corporal. He was united in marriage to Mary Ruminer on July 17, 1951, in Batesville. He was a carpenter and an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church.

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  • Skelton, Branstetter to unite in marriage

    Terry and Kelly Marshall of Batesville and Keith and Vicki Skelton of Concord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon Skelton, to Joseph Branstetter, son of David and Marva Branstetter of Sulphur Rock.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Community well servedCommunity well served

    Dear editor:
    I want to express my appreciation to the board of directors of Dota Public Water Authority and to the manager, Rusty Paul, and the former manager, Murvelee Crigler.

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  • Latigo & Grandma

    In fiction writing, authors should always let the characters tell the story as much as possible. The writer should keep himself or herself from narrating the story.
    The same thing carries over into newspaper – non-fiction – writing, as much as possible. Sometimes it's easier to let the characters tell the story in a feature article rather than in a straight news article.

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