• ‘1814 trapper’ visits Poke Bayou

    Outdoor writer Jill Easton of rural Calico Rock regaled an audience at Old Independence Regional Museum Sunday afternoon with the history of trapping in the Ozarks and along White River in particular, as well as showing several types of traps, pelts and fur coats.
    She dispensed advice about trapping, how and where to set traps and how furbearers behave. Knowing the animal you are seeking and its habits are central to catching it, she said.

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  • Town library floods again

    WILLIFORD — As floodwaters were rising inside the Williford Library at daybreak Friday,  Marilyn Bischoff felt her dismay rising.
    And then there was her anger — that was rising, too.
    Despite the library’s flood-prone location, Bischoff contends that White River Regional Library system director Debra Sutterfield and some members of the Sharp County Library Board have “stonewalled” or downright thrown “roadblocks” in the way of moving the library to another location on higher ground. The Williford Library is part of the White River and Sharp County library systems.

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  • Damage costs at $1.5 million

    ASH FLAT — Last week’s rains caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to Sharp County roads and bridges, County Judge Larry Brown said.
    Brown signed a disaster emergency proclamation in county court Monday.
    The city of Hardy has an estimated $60,000 in damages to streets, Loberg Park, ball fields and other locations, according to Mayor Nina Thornton and Police Chief Ernie Rose.

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  • Eagles stop 2 skids, hurt Pioneer playoff hopes

    The Greene County Tech Eagles owned the second half and broke a couple of high school football droughts in Pioneer Stadium Friday night.
    Rallying from a 14-7 first-half deficit, the Eagles defeated the Batesville Pioneers 28-14 in a key 5A-East District contest. With that, the Eagles snapped a losing string to the Pioneers at 15 and clinched their first berth in the playoffs in 18 years.
    With the victory, the Eagles improved to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the district. The Pioneers fell to 5-3-1 and 3-3.

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  • Piper volleyball team wins at Becknell Gym

    Suzanne Fincham and Katie Beineke each recorded double-digit kills and the Lyon College Pipers broke a 2-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Mid-Continent University on Saturday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference volleyball match at Becknell Gymnasium.
    Lyon (11-21, 5-7) alternated sets, starting its freshman squad and its regular starting lineup and won 20-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-13 and took the tie-breaker set by a 15-8 count. Mid-Continent (5-17, 0-14) lost for the 40th consecutive time in TranSouth play and is 2-44 in the league over the past three seasons.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 13, 1996.

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  • Willie Sneed

    JUDSONIA — Willie B. Sneed, 73, of Judsonia died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in Little Rock.
    Born June 11, 1936, in Independence County, he was the son of Ira Amos and Opal Almeda Thomason Sneed. He was a carpenter and truck driver and a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Sneed; three sons, Willie Sneed Jr. of Judsonia, Joey E. Sneed of Jackson, Miss., and Jason E. Sneed of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Juanita Harper of Judsonia; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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  • Daryl Holt

    CAVE CITY — Daryl William Holt, 46, of Cave City died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.
    Born Jan. 29, 1963, in Sun Valley, Calif., he was the son of H.W. and Trixie Tate Holt.
    Survivors include a son, Dustin Holt of Cushman; a daughter, Megan Farmer of Cushman; two brothers, Danny Holt of Cave City and David Holt of Batesville; a sister, Dixie Bandy of Batesville; five grandchildren, Haleigh Mohlke of Pfeiffer and Scott Holt, Dillon Holt, Corinth Farmer and Kaidence Farmer, all of Cushman; several uncles and aunts; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

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  • Anna Foster

    SULPHUR ROCK — Anna Rose Hensley Foster, 92, of Sulphur Rock died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born March 28, 1917, in Cord, she was the daughter of Frank and Ollie Parr Hensley. She was a retired garment factory worker and was of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors include two nephews, Hulon Ray Herring and Billy Allen Herring, both of Cord; three great-nephews, Keith Herring of Cord, Mike Herring of Oldsmar, Fla., and Marcus Herring of Glencoe; a great-niece, Joslie Herring of Cord; and several great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.

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  • Faye Lassiter

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Faye E. Lassiter, 67, of Cherokee Village died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in a Mountain Home hospital.
    She was the daughter of Gerald and Anna Perry Parcel.
    Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Lassiter; a son, Billy Earl Lassiter Jr. of Lajuntia, Texas; a daughter, Debra Phillips of Kopperl, Texas; her mother of Winamac, Ind.; two sisters, Judith Castanuela of Cross Plains, Texas, and Mary Schultz of Star City, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her father.

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  • Cody Shopher

    PARAGOULD — Cody Wayne Shopher, 22, of Paragould died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
    He was a cook at Chili’s, Fenders and Brick Oven Pizza and was a member of Southside Community Church.

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  • Eric Brashers

    Eric Brashers, 38, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in Batesville.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Willis Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville with Larry Sellers, Allen Brown and Billy Huff officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery in Bethesda.
    Pallbearers will be Jamie Inslam, Joe Inslam, Wesley Cooley, Wade Cooley, Terry Brown, Ryan Weaver, Cody Roach, Jason Holt, Michael Sutterfield and Sam Martin.
    Honorary pallbearers are the Atlas Asphalt employees, Herbert Hudson, Jerry Hudson, Jason Jones, Bryson Neeley and Jimmy Reddock.

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