• This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared …

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  • Jewelry targeted in theft

    Evidence has been gathered and a suspect named in the burglary and theft of jewelry from the Pleasant Plains home of Shawn Hogan between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. Hogan told Darr he came home from work …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1993.

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  • ‘Argo’ wins best picture on scattered Oscar night

    LOS ANGELES — Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. “Argo” won best picture as expected, along …

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  • Scot baseball team wins three; softballers lose four

    Lyon Sports Information A last-minute scheduled tripleheader turned into a offensive show for the Lyon College baseball team as Colby Rogers slapped five doubles and drove in six runs, and the Scots produced 26 runs on 31 hits as they swept the Central Christian College …

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  • Pioneers finish season with 60-50 win; girls fall 43-39 in Blytheville

    BLYTHEVILLE — With their last chance, the Batesville Pioneers ended their losing streak and added to the Blytheville Chickasaws’ skid. The Pioneers’ 60-50, 5A-East District basketball victory in a regular-season finale here Friday night snapped their loss string at 17 and extended the Chicks’ to …

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  • Lyon women win share of crown; men roll in regular-season finale

    The Lyon College women’s basketball team put on a clinic on how to discourage any thoughts of an upset. While clinching a share of the American Midwest Conference championship in their final regular-season game, the Scots rolled to a 95-47 victory over the Stephens Stars …

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  • Getting older, bruises stick around

    Suddenly I was in elementary school on the playground again, the only difference being I’m 29 and not in school and this wasn’t the playground but a concrete driveway and a near two-foot-tall wall/step at night in Newport. I can’t count the many times I …

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  • Publisher owned first ‘pay’ library

    William E. Woodruff (1795-1885) is best known as the founder of Arkansas’ first newspaper, the Arkansas Gazette, in 1821. However, he is also credited with opening the first “lease/purchase” library in Little Rock in 1826. His first attempt to “rent” books apparently failed. Woodruff sold …

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  • 3 quakes recorded near Trumann

    TRUMANN (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three earthquakes in the Trumann area during the weekend. No injuries or damage are reported. The USGS says a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded at 11:52 p.m. Saturday and a 2.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 9:38 …

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  • Butch Dickison

    STRAWBERRY — Donald Eugene “Butch” Dickison, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in a Jonesboro hospice. Born June 11, 1938, in Brawley, Calif., he was the son of George and Vida Bellamy Dickison. He had lived most of his life in Lawrence County. He retired …

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  • Nicholous Darmstaedter

    MELBOURNE — Nicholous Eugene Darmstaedter, 81, of Melbourne died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of Nicholous Eugene Darmstaedter and Sylvia Naomi Cox Darmstaedter. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Hector …

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