• Students S.T.O.P to plant trees

    VIOLET HILL — Students at Violet Hill Elementary recently did their part to help the Earth, in turn creating more shade on their playground, by planting trees through the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s S.T.O.P. program. S.T.O.P. stands for Shade Trees On Playgrounds. “Trees have been proven …

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  • Library to present guest author

    ASH FLAT — Award-winning local writer and poet C J  Clark will sign copies of her books at the Ash Flat Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, said Ina Gill, library committee member. Born in Lansing, Mich., Clark’s love of writing began  in …

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  • Lyon begins assessment process

    Lyon College has embarked on a process of assessment and prioritization that will lead to a new strategic plan for the institution, according to school officials. President Dr. Donald Weatherman announced the process to faculty and staff at meetings in the fall. The Lyon Board …

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  • Bernard Boone

    DENVER — Bernard Boone, 90, of Denver died Oct. 16, 2012, in an Englewood, Colo., hospital. Born Feb. 3, 1922, at Fairfax, Okla., he was the son of John and Bertha Grimes Boone. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. …

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  • Jerry Nanney

    LOCUST GROVE — Jerry Lee Nanney, 83, of Locust Grove died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at his home. Born May 31, 1929, in Bono, he was the son of Charley and Violet Currie Nanney. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Shirley …

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  • Alta Arnold

    EVENING SHADE — Alta Mae Arnold, 77, of Evening Shade died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at her home. Born March 26, 1935, in Caraway, she was the daughter of Bill and Hattie Soles Walls. She was a homemaker and a member of Campground Community Church. …

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  • Max S. Cuzzort – Paid Obituary

    Max S. Cuzzort, age 76, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, October 22, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Doreen; sons, Richard and wife Racette, Paul and wife Susan, Michael and …

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  • James Yates Davidson – Paid Obituary

    James Yates Davidson, last surviving founding pioneer of cable television, hooked up the first subscriber in October 1948 at Tuckerman, Arkansas, passed away quietly at his home on October 21, 2012, at age 90. World War II Veteran, James Yates Davidson was born January 2, …

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  • Court delivers ‘swift’ punishment

    Independence County is one of only five counties participating in a pilot program called SWIFT Court and its aim is to deliver swift and certain punishment to those who violate probation. The Public Safety Improvement Act of 2011, otherwise known as Act 570, permitted the …

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  • Pioneers to face dangerous Eagles in Paragould

    If it’s close, the Batesville Pioneers want to keep the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles on the wrong side. In four of Tech’s five 5A-East District games, the margin has been eight points or less, and the Eagles have lost three of those. The heartbreakers …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 18, 1993.

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  • Area athlete falls in tennis Overall event

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Spencer Reaves, a junior at Cedar Ridge and the circulation-area’s only representative in the Overall Tournament for high school tennis, was eliminated in the first round here Wednesday. Grady McCain of Greenwood defeated Reaves 6-3, 6-4 at Burns Park. In a …

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