• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 3, 1993.

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  • Crosses built, given away by Russellville couple

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The crosses stand in a row along the edge of the yard where grass meets curb, knee-high and painted white. A passerby might be confused by the display, before seeing the sign placed behind them reading “Please take a cross.” This is …

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  • Fireworks dealers hope to see a brighter 2013

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — In late June and early July, fireworks stands stood on the sides of roads throughout Pope County, their parking lots empty, their clearance sales — as high as 85 percent discounts — forgotten in the midst of blistering 100-degree-plus heat that incurred …

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  • Frightful weather doesn’t stop news

    It’s days when a blizzard comes to town that I miss being in school. Students, however, had it lucky last week since being off for Christmas vacation but even if they had not been out, schools would have closed and called it a snow day. …

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  • First postmaster at Evening Shade

    As stated in this 1991 drawing, one of the legends surrounding the naming of Evening Shade involved Native Americans, who reportedly carried their corn from Norfork to Thompson’s Mill for grinding. While it may be true that Indians visited Capt. William Thompson’s mill, apparently they …

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  • It’s time for some language resolutions

    Here’s hoping there’s no new black in 2013. Gray worked as the new black for a while. And, sure, November’s big Latino vote meant brown was the new black, but, really, making anything else the new black in the New Year would be, you know, …

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  • Bears sent to Conn.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Michael Stutman’s three children have gone to sleep with teddy bears the past four nights. They were among guests at a Newtown, Conn., town hall toy give-away Dec. 23, where rows of tables held toys donated from manufacturers and communities across the …

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  • Jacksonport State Park to hold two special hikes

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will have two special hikes on the Tunstall River Walk in the undeveloped area of the park on Tuesday. At 10 a.m., a low-impact hike will be taken down the Historic Tunstall River Walk. The hiking area is very level …

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  • One lane of highway across dam to temporarily close

    HEBER SPRINGS — One lane of Highway 25 across Greers Ferry Dam will close temporarily beginning at 7 a.m. Jan. 7 and ending at 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Contractors will be working on the dam from the roadway.  Traffic lights will be positioned at each …

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  • Toon, Jeffery to wed

    Ronnie and Cheryl Toon of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Taylor Toon, to Bill Jeffery, son of Robert Jeffery of Melbourne and Melony Beck of Tuckerman. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Richard and Earlene Toon of Fort Smith …

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  • Brently Chase Tracy

    Anthony Tracy and Candace Farris and Alexis of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 20, 2012. The baby weighed 11 pounds, 6.1 ounces and has been named Brently Chase Tracy. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Delesia Michelle Foster

    Anthony and Samantha Foster and Anthony of Locust Grove have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 23, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Delesia Michelle Foster. Grandparents of the child are Mike …

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