• Healthy Thanksgiving tips offered

     NEW YORK — Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together with friends, family and loved ones, according to Envision Beauty’s Kimberly Snyder. While this holiday is a great time to feel love and connection with others, over time it has also become a holiday associated with eating copious amounts of food and stuffing ourselves so much that we can barely move afterwards. It doesn’t have to be part of our tradition to feel that way. 

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  • Has Thanksgiving been supersized?

    What happens when you combine Thanksgiving — a holiday dedicated to overindulging — with America’s love of all things Supersized? Not as much as you’d think.
    While Americans are notorious for cranking up the calories and portions compared to a generation or so ago, small changes in the nation’s diet seem to have buffered Thanksgiving dinner from some — but not all — of our bigger-better mentality.

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • 115-year-old dam is damaged

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — City officials in Eureka Springs are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for $400,000 to repair a dam at nearby Black Bass Lake.
    Mayor Dani Joy says the 115-year-old dam has leaked for years — but recent heavy rains have sped up the deterioration. The city has closed a park area immediately beneath the dam and posted no trespassing signs. Walking on the catwalk on top of the dam also is forbidden.

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  • Once-thriving western Arkansas town now consumed by trees

    FORESTER (AP) — The sawmill has been gone from this tiny Scott County community for more than half a century.
    Its people scattered in different directions in 1952, and the pine bungalows were emptied and moved. Life as the Forester residents knew it was no more.
    But the Forester spirit remains among the remnants of concrete footings and foundations that once supported a sawmill, an ice house and a school in the pine forests between Waldron and Mount Ida.

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  • Frat parties suspended

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas has suspended fraternities’ social activities for the rest of the fall semester after a student attending a party at Phi Delta Theta was hospitalized with alcohol poisoning.
    The university’s Greek Life Office suspended the activities in response to the hospitalization and allegations three Arkansas basketball players sexually assaulted a student after a party at the Phi Gamma Delta house.

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  • History club honors local veterans

    CAVE CITY — Hank Rivers of Evening Shade was the guest speaker on Nov. 11 for the Cave City Middle School History Club’s Second Annual Veteran’s Day reception, which was attended by 10 local veterans and their families, including children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews who are students at the middle school, said Julie Sandy, who sponsors the history club along with Trish Turnbough.

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  • Gas prices fall to kick off holiday travel week

    Retail gasoline prices headed downward to begin one of the country’s busiest travel weeks, with more than 33 million people expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Americans are still remaining closer to home because of anxiety about the economy and demand for gasoline is weaker now than it was last year at this time.
    That is telling because a gallon of gasoline then cost only $1.93 as the economic crisis unfolded in 2008.

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  • Lucille Sutton

    Lucille Gray Sutton, 80, of Batesville died today, Nov. 23, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born June 28, 1929, in Melrose, she was the daughter of Onus Euell Gray and Mae York Gray. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband were the owners of Community Grocery and Harmony House Music Store from 1974 until 1992. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting and flower gardening.

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  • Daisy Casey

    Daisy Marie Smith Casey, 92, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Branson, Mo.
    The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Baptist Church in Batesville with Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
    Pallbearers will be Gary McKim, Gerald Gaither, Jim Reid, Lavon Huskey, Gordon French and Melvin Patterson.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 tonight.

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  • Opie White

    JONESBORO — Christopher “Opie” White, 47, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He worked in construction as a carpenter and roofer. He loved hunting, fishing drag racing, and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.
    Survivors include his wife, Debbie White of the home; three daughters, Casandra Carney, Wendy White and Samantha Martin; two grandchildren, Joscelyn James and Zander James; two brothers, Bill White and Alfred White; a sister, Joyce Turnbow; and several nieces and nephews, including Gary Bruner of Batesville.

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  • Gary Allen Sr.

    THIDA — Gary Wayne Allen Sr., 56, of Thida died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home.
    Born Nov. 7, 1953, in Newport, he was the son of Jerrel Wayne and Maggie Jo Huff Allen. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was a Christian.

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