• Connor Scott Allen

    Tony and Crystal Allen and Joshua have announced the birth of a son and brother at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock on July 31, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Connor Scott Allen.
    Grandparents of the child are Audrey Allen and Willie Allen, both of Batesville, Sue and Russell Pennington of Greenbrier and Steve and Cindy Schoonover of Higden.
    Great-grandparents are Harry and Wanda Greer of Jasper, Ind., and Harvey and Lavonne Ritting of Greenbrier.

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  • Olivia McKenna Martin

    Justin and Natalie Martin of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter at the Women’s Center in Jonesboro on July 24, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Olivia McKenna Martin.
    Grandparents of the child are Kinnie and Cindy Martin of Batesville and Jackie and Mary Jo Fortune of Stuttgart.
    Great-grandparents are Bobby and Shirley Wyatt of Batesville, Vanna Martin of Strawberry and Billy Joe and Virginia Holloway of Brasfield.
    Great-great-grandmother is Delsie Martin of Batesville.

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday
    • Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival, Harrison, Beacon Park, five miles north on Highway 65., 6:30 p.m.; Call (870) 741-1789.
    • Mountains, Music & Motorcycles Event, Mountain View Courthouse Square; Area ride, biker games, poker run, bike show. www.mountainsmusicmotorcycles.com or call (870) 269-8068.

     

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  • ‘Secretariat’ to be shown

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will present the movie “Secretariat” at 8-8:15 p.m. Sunday at Lyon College’s Couch Garden.
    The movie is free and will be shown weather permitting. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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  • Lafferty homecoming set

    LAFFERTY — Lafferty Community Church annual homecoming will be Sunday.
    Phillip Edwards will speak at 11 a.m. Special music will be provided.
    A potluck will be served at noon. Fellowship and singing will follow in the afternoon.
    The church is located in the Lafferty community near Mount Pleasant.
    The event is open to the public.

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  • 9/11 stories sought

    Do you have an interesting story about Sept. 11, 2001 that you’d be willing to share with us? If so, please email us at news@guardonline.com.

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  • McClures celebrate 60th anniversary

    Hayden and Fern McClure will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.
    Fern Shaw and Hayden McClure were married Aug. 25, 1951, in a home wedding in Newark. The Rev. Clyde Hance officiated.
    The McClures moved in Memphis in 1955. Mr. McClure retired from Kellogg’s Cereal Company in Memphis. Mrs. McClure retired as a hairstylist after 29 years. They moved to Batesville after retirement.

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  • Lazaro Phillip Olivo

    Edgar Olivo and Megan Cain and Edgar of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 10, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8.4 ounces and has been named Lazaro Phillip Olivo.
    Grandmother is Victoria Adams.

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  • Liam Holland Boyce

    Jeremy and Crystal Boyce, Darian, Abigail, Katie and Brayden of Quitman have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 11, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and has been named Liam Holland Boyce.
    Grandparents of the child are Jerry and Cindy Barnes, Jeffery Boyce and Jim and Nancy Tracy.
    Great-grandparents are Gerald and Kay Holland.

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  • Don’t be a stranger, Lone Ranger

    From all indications, Disney has fired a silver bullet into the new Lone Ranger movie, which was to have starred Johnny Depp as “faithful Indian companion” Tonto.
    Reports had the budget nearing (or galloping way past) a mind-blowing $200 million. That probably means the director decided to buy BOTH the gaffer and the “best boy” a jumbo popcorn and 32-ounce soft drink.

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  • Don’t be a stranger, Lone Ranger

    From all indications, Disney has fired a silver bullet into the new Lone Ranger movie, which was to have starred Johnny Depp as “faithful Indian companion” Tonto.
    Reports had the budget nearing (or galloping way past) a mind-blowing $200 million. That probably means the director decided to buy BOTH the gaffer and the “best boy” a jumbo popcorn and 32-ounce soft drink.

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  • Ft. Smith mayor gets in fight

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Police in Fort Smith are investigating a fight that involved Mayor Sandy Sanders and a former candidate for the city’s board of directors.
    The mayor says Eric Arthur shoved him to the ground following Tuesday night’s board of directors meeting. Arthur says Sanders struck him with his shoulder.
    Police say witnesses also gave different accounts of the incident — some agreeing with Sanders and others with Arthur.
    The incident came following the board meeting in which Sanders twice told Arthur he was out of order when Arthur tried to speak to the directors.

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