• News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 9, 1996.

     

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  • Banker completes school

    Dwight Ford, vice president credit administration/compliance at First Community Bank, recently completed the American Bankers Association National Compliance School held March 27-April 2 at the Dolce Hayes Conference Center in San Jose, Calif.

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  • Atlas Asphalt receives award

    Atlas Asphalt Inc. of Batesville recently won a top Region Five award for its work on Highway 69B in Batesville last year.
    Atlas received a regional award plaque in the category two-lane highways with average daily travel greater than 2,000 vehicles, one of four categories in the competition.
    Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department resident engineer Jim Leggett of District 5 also received a plaque in recognition of the inspection work on the project.

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  • WRAAA adds 2 staffers

    White River Area Agency on Aging in Batesville has announced the addition of two new staff members, Kristen Whillock and Anne Brooks.
    According to Shanna MaGuffee, regional manager for WRAAA, Whillock is serving as care manager, and Brooks is the registered nurse supervisor for the agency’s home care assistance.

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  • Cheryl Spanley

    MADISON, Ala. — Cheryl Ann Spanley, 53, of Madison, Ala., died Friday, April 24, 2009, at her home.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mac’s Chapel Cemetery in Sulphur Rock.
    Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight.
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  • Don Saling

    MAMMOTH SPRING — Mitchell “Don” Saling, 64, of Mammoth Spring died Saturday, April 25, 2009.
    He was a retired lineman for Ameron UE.
    Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Traughber Saling; a stepson, Ronnie James of Sikeston, Mo.; a brother, Bill Saling of Denver; and a sister, Jean Bryant of Morehouse, Mo.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel with Hal Collier officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Mammoth Spring.
    Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight.
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  • Mary Nicholson

    STERLING, Alaska — Mary Ann Nicholson, 85, of Sterling, Alaska, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, April 27, 2009.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • T.O. Whitten

    SAGE — Thomas Oliver “T.O.” Whitten, 81, of Sage died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Batesville.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with Noble Wiles and Jerry Medlock officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.
    Pallbearers will be Coy Dale, Doyle Whitten, Jerry Dale, Gary Dale, Jim Phipps and Earnie Blackley.
    Honorary pallbearers are Zion First Responders.
    Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight.

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  • Corey Masson Sr.

    MELBOURNE — Corey Damon Masson Sr., 32, of Melbourne died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Batesville.
    He was born March 13, 1977, in Batesville. After graduating from Melbourne High School in 1995, he obtained an emergency medical technician and paramedic license. He was a 2009 graduate of the Ozarka College licensed practical nursing program. He was employed by White River Medical Center as a patient care technician. He was united in marriage to Rhiannon VanWinkle on May 22, 2006, in Zion. He was a member of Antioch Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

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  • Ora Floyd

    Ora Mae Edwards Floyd, 91, of Batesville died Monday, April 27, 2009, in Batesville.
    Born Nov. 22, 1917, in Izard County, she was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Edwards and Mary Murphree Edwards. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, family gatherings and the tradition of Sunday morning breakfast with her children.

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  • Area soldier to plead to desertion

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The attorney for a Fort Stewart soldier charged with deserting the Army says the soldier will plead guilty.
    A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for this afternoon for Spc. Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada in 2005 to avoid deploying to Iraq.
    Cornell’s lawyer, James Branum, tells The Associated Press the 29-year-old will plead guilty to the charge of desertion with intent to avoid hazardous duty. Branum said he expects a military judge to sentence Cornell after he enters his plea.

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  • Woman reports intruder with tire iron

    A Pleasant Plains woman said her scream and threat to call police scared off an intruder with a tire iron who crawled through a window of her home Friday morning.
    Sandra J. Drake told police she was home alone around 11:20 Friday morning when she heard a vehicle pull into her driveway. When she looked outside she reportedly saw a white Jeep belonging to a woman she had been in a fight with recently.
    Drake said she hid, then heard someone knocking on her door and windows.

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