• The Heart of the Matter: Taking action can save your life

    Heart failure. That’s what was discovered to be the cause of Jim Kitsmiller’s sudden breathing problems and extreme tiredness. Other than these symptoms, Kitsmiller, 61 at the time, was fairly healthy. He led a seemingly active lifestyle, he kept his weight under control, and he …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 20, 1993.

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  • Big-time recruiting gets another name

    By the time Dylan Moses is old enough to play football at Alabama, Nick Saban would be 65 and starting his 11th season at Tuscaloosa. If Moses opts for Louisiana State instead, Les Miles would be 63 and starting his 13th year in Baton Rouge. …

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  • Daytona 500 ratings jump

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500’s television ratings were much higher than last year’s. Sunday afternoon’s race earned a 9.9 rating and 22 share on Fox, the network said Tuesday. That’s up 24 percent from 2012, when …

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  • Injured NASCAR fans exploring legal options

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages. Matt Morgan, the Orlando-based …

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  • In search of the silver lining

    The best thing about getting older is maybe getting a wee bit wiser. If nothing else many of us who have managed to survive to mid-life have an appreciation for each day even if it doesn’t turn out the best and we are faced with …

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  • Are things piling up?

    Have you ever realized how things seem to simply pile up? I have just endured about 4 1/2 weeks of reducing these piles, sheet by sheet, stack by stack, and at times it felt like word by word — junk mail, business letters, tax paperwork, …

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  • Competing with confidence

    Our high school wrestling team was gathering to board the bus when Coach came out of his office. He walked over to me. “Howard, Hardy has the flu. You’re replacing him on varsity tonight.” I felt a rush of adrenaline. I was a freshman, and …

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  • Beebe: Darr signing gun bill ‘inappropriate’

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday criticized Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for making secret the list of Arkansas residents allowed to carry concealed weapons, saying the Republican “embarrassed himself” by signing the legislation while the governor was out of state. The Democratic governor …

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  • Medicaid option announced for low income residents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe said Tuesday that the federal government has agreed to a new Medicaid expansion deal that would allow about 250,000 low-income people in Arkansas to receive federal subsidies to purchase private insurance through an exchange. Beebe, a Democrat, has …

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  • Lyon students form ‘Fox Blossom Venture’

    What began as a simple performance for a chapel service has turned into a full-fledged band for five Lyon College musicians. Their only problem was coming up with a name for the group. Two weeks, an online band name generator and several questionable results later, …

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  • Minnie Roberts

    SPRING MILL — Minnie Ada Brewer Roberts, 75, of the Spring Mill community died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 28, 1937, in Guion, she was the daughter of Erin and Rettie Brown Brewer. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working …

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