• A Glance at Days Gone By

    Miss Jewel Pool was the teacher for these Hodge School students in the early- to mid-1930s. Hodge School was between Cave Creek and Sandtown northwest of Pfeiffer in Independence County. The group includes (back row, from left) Billy Wayne Searcy,  Alma Cummings,  Arvel Cummings, Vernon …

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  • Lyon adds to advancement team

    Kenton Adler has been appointed to a new position in Lyon College’s Office of Institutional Advancement.  Adler has been with Lyon since 1998 as a member of the Information Services staff.  He is also a piper in the pipe band. Adler will be working with …

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  • 2012 Summer Olympics

    Schedule of events for the 2012 Summer Olympics for Saturday, July 28 – Monday, July 30, 2012.

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  • Education zone puts focus on Common Core

    FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas has established an Education Renewal Zone office to focus on helping local schools implement Common Core educational standards. The Arkansas Department of Education awarded funding to the university’s College of Education and Health Professions to create the office. The …

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  • Stop nets stolen goods

    A quantity of stolen guns, sports memorabilia and electronic items were recovered from a vehicle stopped by Independence County deputies for minor traffic violations Monday night. Independence County Deputy Bret Ward said that around 9:45  Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill asked him to assist in stopping …

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  • Isabelle Adams

    HIGHLAND — Joyce Isabelle Johnson Adams, 83, of Highland died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in a Salem hospital. She was born April 10, 1929, in Dry Prong, La. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. Survivors include a brother, J. Hiram …

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  • Dorothy Holman

    CHARLOTTE — Dorothy K. Holman, 92, of Charlotte, formerly of Pine Tree, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Laurel, Miss., she was the daughter of Robert W. and Matha V. Heflin Hylander. She married Woodrow Holman. She lived …

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  • Blankenship addendum

    MELBOURNE — Additional information has been provided to the Guard for the obituary of Fred Norman Blankenship, which ran in Thursday’s edition. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Rosco Lee Blankenship, Hugh Blankenship, Guy Blankenship and Delbert Kay Blankenship; and a …

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  • Jerrye Anderson

    Jerrye Karlene Teague Anderson, 71, of Batesville died Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Born in Batesville, she was the daughter of Nathan Hale Teague and Klo Dean Teague. Survivors include her husband, Leon G. Anderson; a son, Russell Scott Sims of Menomonee …

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  • Russell Pace

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Russell Lee Pace, 56, of Mountain View died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in St. James. He was born Oct. 3, 1955, in Batesville. Survivors include his wife, Leona Smith Pace; his mother, Dana Jean Pace of Mountain View; and three sisters, Rhonda …

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  • Vestal Johns – Paid Obituary

    Vestal Johns, 94, passed away in St. Helena, California, Friday, July 20, 2012. She was born Vestal Louise Harvell on December 9, 1917, in Gid, Arkansas, to George Lafayette Harvell and Dora Catherine Sims. Her siblings were Stella, Eunice, Margie, Pearl, Vergie and Cecil. On …

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  • Richard Lewis Williams – Paid Obituary

    Richard Lewis Williams, 67, formerly of Batesville, wonderful family man with words of kind expression in each smile, passed on Monday, July 23 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Richard was born to Ross and Eula Williams of Batesville. Richard is survived by …

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