• Body pulled from lake after apparent drowning

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County say the body of a 45-year-old woman has been recovered in Lake Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Sunday that the body of Penny Jane Hellums of Jonesboro was recovered at 12:30 a.m. in about 30 feet of …

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  • 2 Arkansas State researchers work to record graves in northeast Ark.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Two women are eager to record every cemetery grave site in a 17-county region of northeast Arkansas. Dr. Julie Morrow, an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the Jonesboro Research Station, and Debbie Sterbinsky, historic cemetery research consultant and genealogist, held …

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  • Community remembers victims of 9-11 attacks

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The 12th annual patriotic dinner and program honoring the country and remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Sunday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. Also being honored will be local men and …

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  • Joy of Living offers women’s Bible study classes

    The communitywide Joy of Living women’s Bible study has classes starting Tuesday. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at West Baptist Church in Batesville. The interdenominational study goes systematically through the Bible. The study will begin in the book of …

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  • Author writes new memoir about the pain of losing a child

    VAN BUREN — A Van Buren woman will be in Batesville to sign copies of her memoir. Paula Dickerson is the author of “Glory Came in Amber Rays: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey into the Heavenlies” (published by CrossBooks). “Dickerson, a dedicated mom and Christian, relished …

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  • Woman recounts time as Marine

    FORT SMITH — Fort Smith’s Laurel Kidd is among a group of pioneering women who ushered in a new era for the Marine Corps during World War II. Kidd, who turns 90 this month, was one of the first females to enlist in the Marine …

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  • T-shirt gun misfires, injuring 1

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas athletic department employee injured a leg Saturday when a T-shirt gun apparently malfunctioned during the first half of the Razorbacks’ victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. School spokesman Kevin Trainor says a marketing department intern, whose name he declined to give, was injured …

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  • Crawford Co. officials: Tax needed for new jail

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials in Crawford County say a sales tax is needed to fund a new jail. The existing detention center has failed three previous inspections. The jail is currently on a six-month probation period after a state inspection in July. Inspectors cited …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 24, 1994.

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  • Keyes, Kisselburg to exchange vows

    Kevin and Keisha Keyes of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Deirdre Keyes, to Dalton Kisselburg, son of Richard Kisselburg of Batesville and Veronica Kisselburg of Evening Shade. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jim and Melba Keyes of Flippin …

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  • Hadley Grace Anschultz

    Blake and Emily Anschultz have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6.8 ounces and has been named Hadley Grace Anschultz. Grandparents of the child are Mike and Teresa Anschultz, Cindy Evins …

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  • Ashlyn Bell Brack

    James Brack Jr. and Ruby Huffman of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1.4 ounces and has been named Ashlyn Bell Brack. Grandparents of the child are James Brack …

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