• Do politicians think we’re fools?

    Dear Editor:
    Thursday’s forum articles, Larry Stroud’s “Myths about Sequoyah” and Tony McGuffey’s “News that isn’t,” were very good. From Stroud’s I learned something; with McGuffey I had to agree over and over — The Weather Channel is on a lot around our house, too, and we also would like to know more about who our candidates really are.

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  • Promise to your health

    Despite advances in medical technology, heart disease remains the major cause of death among women. The relationship between certain risk factors — family history, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle — and heart disease is well understood.

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  • I watch Super Bowl for commercials

    OK, I’ll admit to being a fan of Madonna’s.
    Back in the ’80s and early ’90s. You know, when she was still relevant.

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    When the governor presented his requests for supplemental appropriations, the Legislature got a clear picture of its agenda for the fiscal session that begins on Feb. 13.
    As mandated by the constitution, the fiscal session will focus almost entirely on budget issues. A few legislators have said they hope to introduce a couple of non-budget bills, but under the constitution it will require strong support from a solid majority of lawmakers for the measures to be filed.

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  • Corey Young

    CAVE CITY — Corey Joe Young, 18, of Cave City died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home.
    He was born Jan. 8, 1994, in Memphis. He was a senior high school student at Cave City High School. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, horseback riding, wagon racing and rodeos. He was a member of the Fulton County Bow Hunters Association and Saddle Baptist Church in Saddle.

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  • Roger Tracy

    Roger Westly Tracy, 51, of Batesville died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born March 20, 1960, in Centerville, Iowa, he was the son of Richard Westly Tracy and Mary Lou Laske Tracy.
    Survivors include his stepmother, Phyllis Tracy of Centerville, Iowa; two sons, Andrew Stitcher of Tupelo, Miss., and Randy Stitcher of Sardis, Miss.; three daughters, Melynda Ezell and Cheryl Duncan, both of Batesville, and Tawna Owens of Cave City; two brothers, Doug Tracy of Denver and Jim Tracy of Centerville; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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  • Billy Asberry

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Billy B. Asberry, 85, of Hutchinson, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home.
    The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory in Hutchinson. Burial will be in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hutchinson.
    Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 tonight with the family being present from 6 to 8.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas; Northwest Gospel Chapel; or Kansas Bible Camp, all in care of the funeral home.
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    www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com

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  • JoAnn Conatser

    TRUMANN — JoAnn Conatser, 75, of Trumann died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in a Jonesboro hospital.
    The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Trumann with Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. today in Milligan Campground Cemetery in Strawberry under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
    Honorary pallbearers were members of First Baptist Church and Lions Club of Trumann.
    Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.
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    www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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  • Thelma Middleton

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Thelma Faye Middleton, 81, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born May 6, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of Joseph A. and Izora Widner Canon.
    Survivors include two sons, Roy Middleton of Cleveland, Ga., and Tim Middleton of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Izora Church of Fifty Six; a sister, Marie Canon of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George Middleton.
    No funeral services are scheduled at this time.

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  • Pansy Zahn

    Pansy L. Zahn, 65, of Batesville died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Oct. 21, 1946, at McAlester, Okla., she was the daughter of Albert and Louise Luna Wortman. She was retired from ConAgra Foods in Batesville. She was a member of Cave Creek Church of God.

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  • Pirates rally past second-ranked Rebels

    CONCORD — Sophomore Jacob Roark delivered again here Friday night.
    Along with 41 points — his third straight 40-point performance — he scored back-to-back 4-point plays to spark the Concord Pirates past the Sacred Heart Rebels, 86-77, in a meeting between the state’s second- and third-ranked high school teams in Class 1A boys basketball.
    Trailing 56-52 after a 15-0 third-quarter run by the Rebels, Roark hit a 3-point shot, was fouled and hit the resulting free throw for a 61-57 Concord lead with six minutes and 52 seconds to play.

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  • Doyle Rogers to be honored

    The city of Batesville will honor Doyle Rogers on March 6, and the Batesville Daily Guard would love to hear from anyone who has any interesting stories or photos they would like to share.
    For more information, call Angelia Roberts, executive director of advertising/editorial, at (870) 793-2383 or email angelia@guardonline.com.
    The deadline is Friday.

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