• Ruth Mae Leonard – Paid Obituary

    Ruth Mae Leonard of Maumelle, Arkansas, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born September 20, 1921, in Batesville, Arkansas, to the late Coy and Myrtle Milligan Hynes. She retired from Wal-Mart Stores. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maumelle, and …

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  • Wilma Oneal

    TUMBLING SHOALS — Wilma Faye Oneal, 78, of Tumbling Shoals died Monday, March 26, 2012, in a Searcy hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1933, in Floral, she was the daughter of L.T. and Oma E. Burress. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three daughters, …

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  • Charles Long

    Charles Long BETHESDA — Charles Long, 77, of Bethesda died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Oct. 15, 1934, in Bethesda, he was the son of Ed and Lillian Branscum Long. He retired after 45 years as a heavy equipment operator. …

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  • Virginia Grantz

    OXFORD — Virginia Louise Mitchell Grantz, 79, of Oxford died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Salem. Born April 27, 1932, in Sheridan, Wyo., she was the daughter of Marvin Virgil Mitchell and Bessie Ruth Spencer Mitchell. She was united in marriage to Nelson Homer Grantz …

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  • Wanda Duncan

    Wanda Duncan MOUNT PLEASANT — Wanda Venita Duncan, 74, of Mount Pleasant died Monday, March 26, 2012, in Batesville. Born Dec. 14, 1937, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Grady and Maud E. Bales Duncan. She was a homemaker and was of the Full …

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  • Gary Catt

    Gary Catt FAYETTEVILLE — Gary Catt, 50, of Fayetteville, formerly of Floral, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Fayetteville. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Floral Baptist Church with Larry Cox and Mandi Edmonds officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home …

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  • Cedar Ridge awarded $60K

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District has been awarded $60,000 from the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention to promote healthy and safe lifestyles without alcohol, tobacco and other legal and illegal drugs. Cedar Ridge School District will receive $20,000 each year for …

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  • Students showcase history projects

    Lyon College hosted Arkansas District II’s National History Day on March 15, giving students in grades 6-12 the chance to interpret historical topics through dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. Deyn Bratten and Kaitlyn …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Katie Allen, Abby Antici, Kinley Barron, Jonathan Callahan, Brooke Caraway, Daesha Childress, Hayley …

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  • Student has ‘alternative’ spring break

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Spring break this for one Arkansas native isn’t about relaxing but helping those less fortunate. Sarah Haughenbury of Clinton is one of nearly 70 Cornell College students taking part in the college’s annual “Alternative Spring Break.” This is the eighth year …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 15, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The committee appointed to solicit funds in Batesville for the Batesville highway, the Dollarway, report some good work done. The committee has raised about $400, but it will require …

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  • Screamin’ Eagles shut out Cougars

    BROCKWELL — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles blanked the Izard County Cougars 14-0 Tuesday in a 1A 2-North District battle, scoring runs early and often. Tyler Parker led the Eagles from the mound. Striking out six and allowing only two hits in a 7-inning complete game. …

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