• Madison Allie Paskewitz

    Michael and Monica Paskewitz of Griffithville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 21, 2012. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named Madison Allie Paskewitz. Grandparents of the child are Franky and Brenda Sharp …

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  • Ameriah Alani Vasquez

    Sergio Vasquez and Angelica Fernandez of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 17, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13.9 ounces and has been named Ameriah Alani Vasquez. Grandparents of the child are Michael Fernandez, Sergio …

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  • Thieves steal more than just ‘things’

    On Monday I found out my sister Kathy’s storage building had been broken into and nearly everything she had was gone. I am so angry at whoever did this. There wasn’t anything in there that was worth a whole lot of money but the thieves …

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  • Communism on parade? High school marches to Marx, Lenin

    Editor’s note: A version of this piece first appeared at FoxNews.com.   “What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for a comment on a shocking story: A band at a high school …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 20, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The Guard is informed that by Tuesday night lights will be furnished by the city water and light plant instead of from the stave mill plant. The commissioners for …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Batesville High School Class of 1952, which has a 60-year class reunion scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in Corine’s Restaurant (formerly the Scenic View Restaurant) on top of Ramsey Mountain, was the last class to graduate in this BHS building. The …

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  • Drought takes $128M bite out of Ark. beef cattle industry

    FAYETTEVILLE — Drought has cost Arkansas’ beef cattle industry $128 million and the losses may continue to rise, with 3 percent of ranchers saying they planned to sell all their livestock, according to a study released Thursday by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. …

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  • Drought’s impact Q&A with experts

    Below are questions and answers with Dr. Michael Popp and Nathan Kemper, two of the authors of a drought-impact study on the state’s cow-calf sector. Q: What is a cow-calf operation and why does the study focus on that segment?  A (Popp): Cow-calf operations are …

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  • Residents’ Rights Month to be marked in October

    Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities along with family members, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month in October. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual …

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  • King Biscuit Blues Festival marks 27-year anniversary

    HELENA — The 27th King Biscuit Blues Festival will be Oct. 4 through 6 in downtown Helena. Bobby Rush is the headliner at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Rush has played to crowds in Europe and Japan as well as the Mississippi Delta region. Born in …

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  • Junior Pioneers shut out Junior Rams, stop slide

    The break was a long time coming. The Batesville Junior Pioneers snapped their football losing streak when they shut out the Paragould Junior Rams 28-0 on a rainy Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium. Batesville now stands at 1-4 overall with a 1-1 5A-East District record. …

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  • Rogers-Heritage out to prove itself against FS-Southside

    Rogers Heritage has done its best this season to solidify its spot among the state’s best so far this season, posting a 4-0 mark — including a season-opening win over Fort Smith Southside. The No. 6 War Eagles, who were 1-9 last season, will have …

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