• News of other days

    Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 15, 1996.
    73 YEARS AGO
    Judge Dene H. Coleman, Batesville attorney, advised approximately 75 members of the Batesville Charles L. Jenkins Post of the American Legion and Independence County war veterans meeting in the Legion Hut Tuesday to keep their bonus payment bonds for rainy days instead of selling them immediately.

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  • Montine Campbell

    LITTLE ROCK – Montine Lenehan Campbell, 87, of Little Rock died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.
    Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Batesville, she was the daughter of John P. and Maude Lenehan. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church.

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  • Louise Prince

    GRUBBS – Margaret Louise Prince, 77, of Grubbs died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dillinger Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight.

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  • Glenna Arnold

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Glenna Faye Arnold, 79, of Lafayette, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in a Lafayette hospital.
    Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Salem, she was the daughter of Homer Otto and Edna Mae Kent Lassiter. She married Leroy Arnold on Dec. 22, 1954, in Williamsport, Ind. She was a surgical technician and retired from St. Elizabeth in 1990. She enjoyed reading, sewing and visiting.

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  • Maxine Chambers

    Maxine Vickery Chambers, 87, of Batesville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Cushman, she was the daughter of George and Frances Tarwater Vickery. She was a Navy wife and lived in Hawaii and the Far East. She worked in a defense plant during World War II. She graduated from Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., and worked with disabled children. She retired with her husband to Batesville in 1977.

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  • Richard Bond

    CONCORD – Richard Allen Bond, 83, of Concord died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Batesville.
    Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Liberty, N.Y., he was the son of Richard H. and Verna Brush Bond. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He had been a resident of Arkansas for most of his life. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and traveling.

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  • Stella Qualls

    ASH FLAT – Stella Lue Qualls, 93, of Ash Flat, formerly of Evening Shade, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
    Born Aug. 3, 1915, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Calvin and Mattie Marlin Matlock. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing Bingo, sewing, raising a garden and chickens, shopping at Walmart and visiting. She was a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ.

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  • Poughkeepsie woman to mark 90th birthday

    POUGHKEEPSIE – Imogene Bettis Norris of Poughkeepsie will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Poughkeepsie Fire Station community room.
    She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Salem and attended Poughkeepsie School. According to her daughter, she is still sharp thinking and is active in church and visits neighbors, friends and relatives. She enjoys quilting, crocheting and reading. She is often called upon for information concerning the history of people and places in Sharp County and surrounding counties in northeast Arkansas.

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  • Blackmon, Walden unite in marriage

    Kendra Blackmon and Justin Walden were united in marriage Dec. 23 in Little Rock.
    The couple's parents are Ken and Delores Blackmon of El Dorado and Dan and Terri Walden of Batesville.
    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Archie and Marzelle Phillips and the late Willie Blackmon of El Dorado. She is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in finance and marketing. She is currently employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Cephalon Pharmaceuticals.

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  • The sister we left behind

    Such a thing would never happen today: In the early 1970s, when I was 9 or 10, we left my sister Mary at the drive-in theater.
    The outing started off well enough. My father spent several minutes searching for a spot (it took time to find a window speaker that worked). We got out of the car as he opened the tailgate and folded down the back seats, then got back in. We began devouring corn curls, potato chips, onion dip and pretzels, and washed them down with Regent soda pop.

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  • Riding out the storm

    I have to laugh now when I reread my column from last week, especially the final paragraph. Writing it on Monday morning, I was concerned about the prospects of one, maybe two days of closed schools, and that of being cooped up with cabin-fever crazed children. That would have been a blessing compared with the reality of the past week.

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  • Trying our patience

    Last week's ice storm was enough to try anyone's patience. After Hurricane Ike blew through last September, and Gary and I were one of the last of the last ones to get electricity again, this time I decided to be more prepared for what the National Weather Service was calling for. I pulled out every candle and flashlight I could find, even those we keep stored in our camping gear, and put them in a central location. We got coolers out, ready to transfer cold items if needed. We charged our cell phones, took all the laundry out of the washing machine this time (a lesson learned the hard way some months ago), ate all the ice cream, made sure we had gas in the van, dredged out winter clothes, laid out blankets and extra pillows in case we had to sleep in the living room by the fireplace … I was almost obsessed with preparations.

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