• Clayton Matthew West

    Eric and Ryan West of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Feb. 22, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Clayton Matthew West. Grandparents of the child are Ronnie and Darlene Weaver …

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  • Rowan Ella Williams

    Andy and Tavie Williams and Aydn of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 25, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Rowan Ella Williams. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Randy Arron Stricklin

    Billy Stricklin Jr. and Samantha Taylor, Nevaeh and Natalie of Hardy have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 24, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Randy Arron Stricklin. Grandparents of …

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  • Breanna Grace Holmes

    Robbie and Michelle Holmes of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 25, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2.9 ounces and has been named Breanna Grace Holmes. Grandparents of the child are Margene Coles and …

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  • Rayna Michelle Gordon

    Josh and Alexa Gordon of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 21, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Rayna Michelle Gordon. Grandparents of the child are Melissa Keeton, David Keeton, …

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  • Keiryn Lynn Belenski

    Frederick and Elizabeth Belenski of Cord have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 22, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14.2 ounces and has been named Keiryn Lynn Belenski. Grandparents of the child are Tim West, Cristy West …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Celebrate Arbor Day

    Arkansas celebrates Arbor Day the third Monday in March, which this year falls on March 18, said Patti Erwin, the state’s Urban Forestry coordinator. She said Arbor Day began in 1855 when J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska and missed the lush forest back East …

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  • FFA judging day

    FFA students judge livestock (top photo) during the Independence County Conservation District’s annual FFA Judging Workshop on Feb. 20 at the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station near Bethesda, while state Forester Brian Madddox (middle and bottom photo) instructs students in judging forestry …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Locomotive 4318, pulling the last passenger train through Batesville, stops for passengers on March 21, 1960.    

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  • Railroads were once the dominant industry

    (Editor’s note: As presented during a recent Old Independence Regional Museum program. This is the first of two parts.) If we had been living 100 years ago, the sound of the train whistle would have been a common, everyday tune that we all recognized and …

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  • Calico Rock Museum to open railroad exhibit

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum has announced the opening of the newly-renovated Building the Railroad exhibit. The exhibit opening coincides with the 110th anniversary of the building and opening of the Iron Mountain Railroad in Calico Rock in 1903. The exhibit features a scale …

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