• EHC seek new members

    The Extension Homemakers clubs are seeking new members, according to a news release. Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture — Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations located in 75 Arkansas Counties. Their mission is to …

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  • Couple to mark 50th year

    Bill and Brenda Bobrosky of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. Brenda Lawson and Bill Bobrosky were married Sept. 15, 1963, in Virginia. They were both born and raised in Virginia, where they married and started their family. They moved to Arkansas in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 6, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Opry or Bust: Summer trip to Grand Ole Opry, 1944 CALAMINE — In the summer of 1944 my mother-in-law, Argie Sullivan, turned 19 yeas old. For her birthday her mother, Annie Cooper, planned a wonderful trip they would never forget. Argie, her husband, Maurice, and …

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  • Congress needs a thorough sweeping

    I watched in near tears listening to President Obama Tuesday evening concerning the war in Syria. Like most Americans, I cannot bear the thought of going to war again but after listening, I had to agree with him. I thought he addressed what Americans have …

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  • Millenials, baby boomers differ on AM radio

    I don’t think my relationship with AM radio is particularly unique. I have priceless memories of the early morning drive to college, listening to bluegrass music on “clear channel 650-WSM, the Air Castle of the South.” But 30-plus years later, I find myself habitually relying …

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  • Meet Your Local Firefighter

    Ronnie Painter Batesville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief 16 years of service   Family members: wife, Mary; daughter, Susan Nelms; son, Steven Painter; grandkids, Jeffery Painter, Zachery Nelms, Emily Nelms Church affiliation: Baptist Favorite things to do on days off: Go to auctions, hunting and spend …

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  • Pioneer-Lion game scheduled for 7:30 start tonight in Searcy

    The only 7:30 kickoff of the season for circulation area high school football teams happens tonight when the Batesville Pioneers visit the Searcy Lions. The standard time is now 7 p.m., which is determined by vote of the football coaches in each activity district. That …

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  • Bob Huckaba

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bob W. Huckaba, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Springfield, Mo. Born June 1, 1927, in Oil Trough, he was the son of Sylvester and Mable French Huckaba. He was a World War II veteran, a long-time Gideon, a charter board …

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  • Jr. ’Katz win storm-shortened game in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Lightning altered plans for the Cave City-Melbourne junior high football game twice, but the Junior Bearkatz stayed the course here Thursday night. Led by the running and passing of quarterback Clay Harris, the Junior ’Katz scored in the last minute of the …

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  • Robinson scores 4 TDs as BJHS crushes Searcy

    Fans got a show Thursday as the Batesville Junior Pioneers blasted the Searcy Junior Cubs 40-8 and remained undefeated at 2-0 in their home opener. Kylan Robinson led the Junior Pioneers as he rushed for 246 yards and scored four touchdowns on 16 carries in …

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  • Cedar Ridge’s Talley inks for Lyon football

    NEWARK — It’s become no secret how football Coach Kirk Kelley plans to build Lyon College’s football program. After obtaining commitments from linemen for his first two signees, Cedar Ridge offensive and defensive lineman Micah Talley recently became Lyon’s third recruit. Talley, a 5-foot-10, 230-pound …

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