• News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 2, 1996.

     

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  • Salon to host opening

    Marie’s Good Image beauty salon now open for business at 4005 Harrison St. in Moorefield is also announcing its grand opening, according to Marie Fortenberry, owner and operator.
    “I want to invite our family and friends, along with those looking for a friendly and uncrowded salon, to stop in anytime, Monday through Saturday, for all their hair care needs, and especially this coming Saturday for our grand opening,” Fortenberry said.

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  • Farmers Insurance hires agent

    Both new and present Farmers Insurance Group customers in Batesville and the surrounding area have a new agent, located at 11 Eagle Mountain Blvd., next to Colton’s Steakhouse just off East Harrison Street.
    Janet Smart said she looks forward to serving clients in the area. She took over the office after the previous agent relocated out of town.
    “The office became available and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve the community,” Smart said recently from her office where she was reviewing customer files.

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  • Izard authorities formalize drug charges against two

    MELBOURNE — Drug charges have been formalized against two men who were arrested April 3 and placed on an investigative hold, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.
    Rodney Holt Baker, 28, of Mount Pleasant was charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Both are class C felonies.

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  • Two charged in police pursuit case

    Two men involved in a high speed police pursuit on April 6 are facing charges ranging from felony fleeing to misdemeanor driving on a suspended driver’s license.
    The charges were listed in an Independence County Circuit Court affidavit filed by sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.
    The charges stem from the incident in which members of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force task force attempted to stop Adron M. Brown in the Pfeiffer area on a warrant and he fled from them in a white GMC pickup truck.

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  • Batesville School Board hears about health, students

    A report was given on the Coordinated School Health Committee and two Eagle Mountain Magnet teams were recognized for wins at the state level by the Batesville School Board meeting Monday evening.

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  • Tina Johnson

    Juventina “Tina” Sanchez Johnson, 73, of Batesville died Sunday, April 19, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Jan. 25, 1936, in Durango, Mexico, she was the daughter of Carmen and Guadalupe Sanchez Hernandez. She was a child care worker and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville.
    Survivors include a son, Johnny Johnson of Batesville; a daughter, Lana Russell of Batesville; 12 brothers; 11 sisters; a granddaughter, Crystal Harrington; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Harrington and Olivia Harrington.

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  • Francese Putnam-Cademartori

    Francese Cordelia Putnam-Cademartori, 86, of Batesville died April 6, 2009, at her home.
    Born April 14, 1922, in Rutland, Vt., she was the daughter of George and Anna Elizabeth Frappier Putnam. She was a cook and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville.

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  • Helen Jackson

    Helen R. Jackson, 75, of Batesville died Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Batesville.
    Born June 1, 1933, in Twin Creek, she was the daughter of Wordie Hamilton Waters and Emma Angeline Herzig Waters. She was a 1954 graduate of Cushman High School. She was a homemaker and a quilt maker. She was a member of Cave Creek Church of God.

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  • Mildred Moser

    MELBOURNE — Mildred Moser, 90, of Melbourne died today, April 21, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Sept. 17, 1918, in Mount Pleasant, she was the daughter of William Jackson Caraway and Pearl May Smith Caraway. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include several nephews and nieces.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnie Eldridge Moser; and two sisters, Vernie Johnson and Ruth Tate.

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  • Two hired at local community college

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has hired a new instructor and an assistant financial aid director.
    Gina Bachman has been hired to teach in the licensed practical nursing program.
    Bachman said she has always been fascinated by nursing. “Even as a child I can remember helping take care of my grandmother — I guess my desire for nursing started there.”
    With a compassion for people tugging at her heart, Bachman’s desire to become a nurse continued to grow.

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  • SCMC gets technological makeover

    White River Health System Foundation received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture office of Rural Development of a $50,000 grant to benefit Stone County Medical Center. The grant will be used to upgrade SCMC’s information technology system, providing a gateway to the implementation of electronic medical records technology.

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