• Trickle-down economics: Pyramid scheme

    A few years ago, I had a friend who didn’t want anyone to know she was going to therapy. Instead, she would announce at her work she was leaving to attend her Amway meeting. At one point I had to inform her, “You know that …

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  • Are you ready for immortality?

    According to ABC News, “Business Insider” and other sources, phrases such as “Nobody lives forever” and “death and taxes” could become quaint relics in just a few decades. Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov and 30 top Russian scientists have formed a collective called The 2045 Initiative, …

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  • Story time to return

    The Independence County Library will host a story time program for preschoolers beginning Wednesday. The event will be held at 10:30 Wednesday mornings through May and include activities in the children’s department at the library located at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Mobley attends state meeting

    The need for natural gas refueling stations for vehicles in Arkansas was discussed at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Sustainable Building Design and Practices in Little Rock. Batesville area committee member and local architect Zack Mobley attended the meeting. The …

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  • Grace Communion offers clothing

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Allen, Staggs enter matrimony

    Chaney Allen and Rusty Staggs were united in marriage July 21 at First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Bob Burton officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Brock Allen of Jonesboro and Michael and Sabrina Reagan of Germantown, Tenn. The groom’s parents are Russell …

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  • Academy Sports opens in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — It was like Christmas came early for 30 kids from the Jonesboro area recently when they were turned loose in the brand new Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Jonesboro to buy whatever they wished using their own $100 gift card. As the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 24, 1993.

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  • Bulldog win marked by turnover, big-play advantages

    SPRINGDALE — The Springdale Bulldogs defeated the Batesville Pioneers in all phases here Friday night, and none more thoroughly than in ball security and big-play happenings. The most telling numbers inside the Bulldogs’ 35-0, season-opening high school football victory were: • A 3-0 advantage in …

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  • Wilson sets school record for yards passing in opener

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Tyler Wilson looked every bit a Heisman Trophy contender, and the University of Arkansas’ offense didn’t miss a beat in its first game of the post-Bobby Petrino era, rolling up 564 yards in an easy victory against Jacksonville State. The No. 10 …

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  • Animal cruelty investigated

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities in Conway are searching for a man who allegedly beat two dogs with a baseball bat. A witness called police after reportedly seeing a man hitting two dogs repeatedly with the bat on Thursday. Police say the man loaded the dogs …

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