• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 11, 1996.

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  • Agent offers tips on winter feeding

    Cold weather increases energy requirements. January usually is the first month that Arkansas will experience sustained winter weather. Points to consider for winter feeding are:
    1. Have forage analyses run on hays and silages and have the winter feeding program lined out for the herd.

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  • Annual tree sale under way

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District’s annual tree sale is under way, according to a news release.
    The last day to place orders is Jan. 19 and the trees will arrive about the first week of March.
    The offerings this year are as follows: Bundles containing one forsythia, one Java Red Weigela, one Chinese chestnut and one bush honeysuckle are $7 each; crape myrtles (red, white, purple or pink) are $2.50 each; white dogwood, $2.50; and Bradford pear (three to four feet tall), $7.50.
    All trees come bare rooted and range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet tall.

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  • Smart Spending: When Black Friday is worth effort

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines.
    Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the weekend.
    But whether it’s worth participating depends on who’s shopping, what they want and all the costs involved.
    Here’s what to keep in mind.

    THE SHOPPER

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  • Stolen vehicle crashed

     A Sulphur Rock man is under an investigative hold after he allegedly wrecked a stolen around midnight Monday.
    Deputy Dee McFatter said she was dispatched to the area of Gainesboro Road and Oak Bluff Road where a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu had been wrecked.
    En route to the accident McFatter said she was told by police dispatch that first responders couldn’t find anyone around the vehicle, but before she arrived the alleged driver was dropped off at the crash scene by another motorist.

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  • Inmate throws tantrum, food

    An unprovoked outburst from an Independence County jail inmate resulted in the breakage of a cell window early Tuesday, according to police.
    Deputy Anthony Carter was called to the jail around 2:45 a.m. where he was shown a cell window that had been broken out of the cell occupied by 26-year-old Joshua Brewer.
    “His cell window was busted out and glass was laying on the outside and inside of his cell,” Carter said. “Jailer Shawn Brooks told me that Josh began yelling and then threw his dinner tray at the window.”

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  • Cave City Extension Homemakers meet

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers met at the Cave City Community Center on Nov. 16. President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang “Count Your Blessing.” “Words to Live By” were read by Evalynn Edgar. Roll Call was “What are you most thankful for?” Seven members and two guests were present.
    Plans were finalized for the EHC Bazaar in Hardy which was Nov. 21 and for the Sharp County Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 4.

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  • Betty Martin

    CONCORD — Betty Cossey Martin, 76, of Concord died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Houston.
    Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Harrold, Texas, she was the daughter of Oza Louella Crownover and Maxie Earl Brown. When she was 2 years old her family moved to Arkansas, where she went to school, graduating from Concord High School in 1949 as valedictorian. She attended Arkansas State Teachers College and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1953. In 1990 she received a master of science degree in criminal justice management from Sam Houston State University.

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  • Dovie Martin

    Dovie Mae Martin, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Batesville.
    Born June 23, 1922, in Floral, she was the daughter of Joe and Bessie McMullin Brown.
    Survivors include a son, Donald Martin of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Othal Brown; a grandson, Kristian Martin; two step-granddaughters, Jessica Lamb and Kristy Barnes; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Gill.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Martin; a brother, Henry Brown; and a sister, Valetta Fletcher.

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  • Georgia Mason

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Georgia Theadora Mason, 75, of Pleasant Plains died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in a Searcy hospital.
    Born Oct. 19, 1934, in McHue, she was the daughter of Lee Baily Muns and Hester Louise Harris Muns. She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, J.D. Mason; a son, Eddie Mason of Sulphur Rock; a daughter, Teresa Stracener of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Jimmy Muns of Concord; a sister, Ruth Long of Salado; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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  • Ruby Atlantic Estes

    WIDEMAN — Ruby Atlantic Partee Estes, 98, of Wideman died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Calico Rock.
    Born June 1, 1911, in Partee Spring in Stone County, she was the daughter of Samuel John Partee and Irene Wallace Partee. She was united in marriage to William Earl Estes Sr. on Oct. 21, 1939, in Pineville. She was employed as a cook for the Calico Rock School District for 27 years, beginning when her son started high school in 1956 and retiring when her grandson graduated in 1983. She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Spring Creek United Methodist Church.

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  • Sutton correction

    Incorrect information was supplied to the Guard concerning the obituary of Lucille Gray Sutton, which ran in Monday’s edition.
    She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ashley Suzanne Tosh.
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