• Bridal show scheduled

    LITTLE ROCK — A fall bridal show will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show’s 120 vendor booths help brides-to-be plan their weddings from start to finish. The bridal show is a mixture of …

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  • Kori Raie Masson

    Shawna Donahue and Corey Masson Jr. of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 6, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Kori Raie Masson. Grandparents of the child are Vivian and …

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  • Victor Mateus Valladares

    Victor and Elizabeth Valladares of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Aug. 6, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, .6 ounces and has been named Victor Mateus Valladares.

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  • Isaiah Grant McVay

    Darren and Melissa McVay, Madison and Kennedy of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of a son and brother at Northeast Arkansas Baptist Memorial Hospital on July 18, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Isaiah Grant McVay. Grandparents of …

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  • Magnolia LaNae Gladden

    Slade and LaNae Gladden, Matthew, Michael and Maddox of Pleasant Plains have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 8, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Magnolia LaNae Gladden. Grandparents of …

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  • Atticus Liam Blayze Curtis

    Josh Curtis and Cobhye Baxter of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Aug. 2, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Atticus Liam Blayze Curtis. Grandparents of the child are Jim and …

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  • Five generation

      Joyce Milton (from left), Jackie Long, Rhonda McKibben, Jessica Ramsey and her daughter, 18-month-old MaKayla Ramsey, pose for this photo celebrating five generations. All live in Independence County.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 8, 1994.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Museum offers maps on website Dear editor: I was pleased to see in the Batesville Daily Guard on Aug. 8 that the Commissioner of State Lands had presented a reproduction of a historic plat map to the county. In case you would like to research …

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  • What’s in a name?

    I used to do the birth announcements for the Guard and as a result, I thought I’d heard every crazy name out there. Guess what? I was WRONG. Shakespeare once wrote “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name …

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  • Why I sometimes long for the Cold War

    I’ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War. You remember the Cold War. It brought us espionage, alliances with cheesy dictators and a devotion to making bombs. And throughout it all, we lived in …

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  • Some chilling news

    All I know about climate, some say, is what’s outside my window. Across much of California this is one of the coolest summers in memory, with temperatures well below normal. Here in San Jose, where the average high in August is 82 degrees, so far …

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