• Principal touts teachers, programs

    Batesville Junior High School is having another great year. The teachers at Batesville Junior High are simply the hardest working group of educators around and use learning teams to plan curriculum, share teaching strategies and insights, and make adjustments to their teaching based on their …

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  • Sheriff offers shopping safety tips

    With the Christmas shopping season revving into high gear, Independence County Steve Jeffery is offering some shopping/home security tips for local shoppers. “This time of year we regretfully see an upswing in thefts and break-ins,” he said. “If you are going out of town advise …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1993.

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  • 6-year-old was raped before she was suffocated to death

    BENTONVILLE — A 6-year-old girl who was the victim in an abuse case last year and was found dead this past week in a vacant house in her neighborhood was suffocated and apparently raped, authorities said in a court document released Wednesday. Jersey Bridgeman died …

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  • HU nursing professor re-appointed

    SEARCY— Dr. Cathleen Shultz, dean of the Harding University Carr College of Nursing, recently was sworn in to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing by White County Judge Michael Lincoln, according to a newsr release. Previously, Shultz was appointed to the board from 1989 to …

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  • Fla. man unearths 1.95 ct. diamond

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Florida man found a 1.95-carat brown diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State park, the second-largest diamond found there this year. Park officials said Wednesday that 40-year-old Doug Lay of Hernando, Fla., found a coffee-colored gem about the size of a …

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  • Todd sued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit filed in Pulaski County claims that Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace owes nearly $30,000 to the employment agency that provided signature-gatherers for her failed ballot measure to legalize casinos. The lawsuit was filed this month by Oklahoma City-based PeopleSource of …

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  • Black Friday and other misnomers

    My wife, Donna, and I decided to venture out for what everyone calls Black Friday. That is the sadistic shopping day right after Thanksgiving. This was my first exposure to this masochist bargain hunting ritual and I learned firsthand that its name is a bit …

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  • Union vultures on the prowl

    So what do you get when you cross a community organizer-turned-president with union thugs? No one is really sure — yet, but one thing is for sure, Congressional Democrats have every reason to be afraid. President Obama’s BFFs have them in their sights and promise …

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  • Rupert Murdock, the ‘Jewish press’ and a revelation

    News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch has given proof that big turkeys aren’t only found on Thanksgiving tables. But he raised an issue that compels me to make a major revelation. Murdoch swiped at those supposed media “Jews” not providing the kind of coverage he would have …

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  • Local station’s former namesake Zig Ziglar dies at 86 in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who wrote more than 30 books on living a balanced life, has died in Texas. He was 86. Ziglar was the inspiration for the call letters of Cave City High School’s educational radio station when it was established …

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  • Jewelry, tools, hunting gear taken in break-ins

    A theft of jewelry that reportedly occurred a month ago was reported to local authorities Wednesday afternoon. Jennie Nash of Batesville said a diamond ring and wedding band, valued at $2,800, were stolen from her car while it was parked at a friends house on …

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