• Kensleigh Joanne Dwight

    Daniel Dwight and Heather Watson of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 15, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Kensleigh Joanne Dwight. Grandparents of the child are Stacy Cutrer …

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  • Lily Michelle Engles

    Jason and Katie Engles, Faith, Landon and Jason II of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 16, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8.4 ounces and has been named Lily Michelle Engles. Grandparents …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 11, 1994.

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  • Martin tapped to drive No. 14

    ASSOCIATED PRESS — Out for the season with a broken leg, Tony Stewart turned to one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers to take over the No. 14. At 54, Batesville native Mark Martin is up for the challenge of taking the wheel for his good …

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  • Henderson State picked to win GAC

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Henderson State University is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as champion of the Great American Conference. The Reddies received 10 of 11 first place votes in a poll of conference coaches released Monday. The coaches are not allowed to vote for their …

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  • Can we still cheer for Chris Davis?

    The mark is 61, no matter what the record books say. Roger Maris is the single-season home run champion, regardless of how many home runs Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa managed to hit. He will be until someone deposits No. 62 over a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball’s challenge to make public the drug evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star. MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred wrote to lawyer Joseph Tacopina …

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  • Wong sparks Cardinals by Brewers

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — It took a few days for speedy St. Louis infielder Kolten Wong to show he can provide a spark for the Cardinals in the National League playoff race. Wong got his first two major league hits Monday night, keying a 4-run rally …

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  • Let the pantsuit dance

    It’s time to address the burning question singeing the lips of every American this summer: What will happen to Bryan Cranston’s pork pie hat after “Breaking Bad” ends its run? OK, maybe that’s No. 2. The big one is who’s going to be the Democratic …

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  • Five things Republicans have repealed

    House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans should be judged not on what laws they’ve made but by what laws they’ve repealed. I’d like to offer a brief list of the fallout of the GOP’s existential crisis:   1. “Hitler” The first time I heard someone …

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  • Tommy Edwards

    EVENING SHADE — Tommy Harold Edwards, 71, of Evening Shade died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Batesville. Born Sept. 5, 1941, in Mesa, Ariz., he was the son of Charlie and Claudia Childress Edwards. He was united in marriage to Mary McClure on Sept. 12, …

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  • Bill Stuart

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Bill Stuart, 75, of Cherokee Village died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in a Jonesboro hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1937, in Newport, he was the son of Ralph and Marie Carr Stuart. Survivors include two daughters, Tamra Robertson and Sandra Elliott, both of …

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