• Ryelan Austin Cummings

    Chris and Pasha Cummings and Jayce of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1.8 ounces and has been named Ryelan Austin Cummings. Grandparents of the child …

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  • McKenzie, Whitener exchange vows

    JONESBORO — Amy Nicole McKenzie and Robert Christopher Carroll “Bobby” Whitener were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 6 p.m. June 2. Caroll Whitener, father of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Lori McKenzie of Strawberry. She is …

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  • Gemma Casey Johnston

    Valerie Johnston of Melbourne has announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 15, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.8 ounces and has been named Gemma Casey Johnston. Grandparents of the child are Dencil Johnston Jr. and Lynn Farris. …

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  • Tot tablets, retro brands are hot toys

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s still technically summer, but for some it’s not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays. Toys R Us has come out with its annual “hot toy” list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls …

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  • Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1962

    The Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1962 will host an all-school reunion on Sept. 29 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant Elementary School lunchroom. Lunch will be provided at noon, catered by John 3:16 Ministries. The event will also serve as the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 13, 1993.

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  • Teacher attends 6th ‘discovery’ conference

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Karen Wells, a library media specialist at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains, joined more than 100 educators from across the U.S., Canada and Romania in Bozeman, Mont. for a professional development and networking event hosted by Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com. The …

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  • Junior Pioneer 2nd-half rally falls short in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Junior Pioneers equaled the Junior Raiders in nearly every offensive category Thursday night in Jonesboro except one — scoring. The Junior Raiders squeaked out a 29-26 victory in the first 5-A East District game for both teams as the Junior Pioneers rallied …

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  • Lyon soccer players win league awards

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Lyon College soccer players Stephanie Spiteri and Edin Campara were recently named American Midwest Conference Women’s Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their play last week. The offensive player award for the women went to Harris-Stowe State junior …

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  • Just a big ol’ scaredy cat

    I recently did a story that will be coming out soon in which I toured a haunted house. I’m not ashamed to say I’m a big chicken when it comes to stuff like that. I tried to be brave as the lady who runs it …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor: I read where Gov. Mitt Romney made a statement that 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes and implied that President Obama will receive their votes this coming November. While no one seemed to dispute the governor’s claim about the percentage, there …

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  • 2030: Will your state be the fattest?

    Perhaps you should be sitting down to read this. Or maybe standing up would be better. Standing up, running in place and frantically yanking the carbs out of your children’s mouths!!! Pardon me. I was just disturbed by a new report from the Reuters news …

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