• Sneed jailed

    NEWPORT – A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Jackson County has turned himself in, officials say.
    Late Sunday afternoon, Ronald Ray Sneed was in custody in Independence County and will face the same charges as two others already incarcerated at Newport, according to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas.

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  • Darkness continues for many

    While 1,800 homes are still without power in rural areas this morning, Les Frensley hopes that won't be the case Wednesday afternoon.
    "We hope to have most everyone on by the end of the day Wednesday," said the customer service manager with Entergy Arkansas.

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  • Base Logistics sees to needs of workers

    For nearly a week, long convoys of electrical workers from all over the country have been flooding into Batesville to restore power and bring lives back to normal in several nearby rural communities.

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  • Assailant charged with murder

    ASH FLAT – Christopher Ryan Eagan, 28, of Cave City was charged with second-degree murder Monday in connection with Saturday's shooting death of 23-year-old Vernon "J.W." Humphries, according to public records in the county and circuit clerk's office.

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  • Lyon baseball team opens season with split

    For the fifth straight season, the Lyon Scots won their baseball opener.
    This time they did it with an 11-5 decision over the College of the Ozarks Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at Scots Field.
    Ozarks won the second game 9-7, after leading 9-2 early. The nonconference split makes each team 1-1.

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  • News of other days

    Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 14, 1996.
    73 YEARS AGO
    Arkansas' Gov. J.M. Futrell failed to become a convert to the Townsend old age pension plan today, he announced after a conference with organizers who had called at the executive office. The two organizers said they went to the Capitol to pay their respects and not to convert him to their plans.

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  • Ron Wilder

    Ron Wilder, 57, of Batesville died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

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  • Mary Shields

    NEWARK – Mary Crow Shields, 94, of Newark died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in a Batesville nursing home.
    Born Feb. 3, 1914, in Magness, she was the daughter of Willie Kennerly Crow and Maude Montith Edgar Crow. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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  • Oliver Seat

    DESHA – Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born March 9, 1929, in Blytheville, he was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann Swarner Seat. He was raised in Nelsonville. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979.

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  • Stella Qualls

    ASH FLAT – Stella Qualls, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.

    www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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  • Irene Johnson

    CONCORD – Irene Jane Johnson, 72, of Concord died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in a Searcy hospital.
    Born Oct. 6, 1936, in Lewistown, Mont., she was the daughter of George Edward Fairbairn and Beulah Belle Tillett Fairbairn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, working with her flowers, sewing, cooking, especially for the holidays, and making M&M cookies, her family's favorite.

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  • Patricia Funk

    BEEDEVILLE – Patricia Ann Funk, 53, of Beedeville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in a Newport hospital.
    Born Dec. 30, 1955, in Texarkana, she was the daughter of Jewell Thomas Haney and Stella Marie Varnell Haney. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

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