• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1994.

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  • Grandparenting: When all the rules change

    I’ve always heard people say they didn’t think they could love anyone more than their children until they had grandchildren and I would have to agree. The minute I had a child I took a backseat with my parents and that was totally OK by …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Reader:  Say no to ‘Jobs for Independence County’ tax Dear editor: How about the truth? They got flyers and signs all over the city that read More Jobs for Independence County. Why didn’t they put More Taxes for Independence County on their signs? Why a special election? You know. They want to …

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  • Thanksgiving always tastes better when it’s shared

    My parents found out that Mr. Tawson not only refused to hold a job, but took most of his wife’s paycheck for himself, leaving almost nothing for her to purchase food to feed herself and their children. There were few things in life that disgusted …

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  • Arkansas’ Bob Riley was first legally blind governor in U.S.

    Bob Riley was an educator, politician and patriot. He would not let wartime injuries slow him down, overcoming them to become Arkansas governor. Riley was born in Little Rock in 1924. He had a fascination with politics from an early age, serving as a page …

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  • Bulldogs stop Rebels in overtime

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Bo Wallace ran toward the end zone in overtime with what looked like the game-tying touchdown. Instead, Mississippi State’s Nickoe Whitley smacked the ball out of his hands, Jamerson Love recovered it and a crazy Egg Bowl was over. It …

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  • Hogs’ Swanson set to make 50th, final start

    FAYETTEVILE (AP) — Travis Swanson has seen just about everything during his time in college, from a BCS bowl game to the depths of the Southeastern Conference. The Arkansas center’s career will come to an end today when the struggling Razorbacks (3-8, 0-7 SEC) close …

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  • Sports Briefs

    National Football League ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Fox is returning to work Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery, and he plans to coach the Denver Broncos in their game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8. What hasn’t been determined is …

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  • Romo, Cowboys rally by Raiders

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo had a virus, and his offense was looking pale too. The Dallas quarterback changed everything with one quick drive just before halftime. Romo directed a momentum-turning march to the second of three touchdowns for DeMarco Murray, backup Lance Dunbar …

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  • Billy Roberts

    NEWARK — Billy Wayne Roberts, 76, of Newark died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Batesville. Born Aug. 6, 1937, in Batesville,  he was the son of Henry and Pearl Chinn Roberts. He worked in refrigeration and appliance repair and was a knife and gun collector. …

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  • Betty LeaRussa

    Elizabeth Johana “Betty” LeaRussa, 84, of Batesville died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Born May 24, 1929, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Joseph G. Sereikas and Alice E. Martinkus. She had two younger siblings. She married Joseph LeaRussa on Aug. 7, 1954. They had …

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  • Red Apple

    James Doyle “Red” Apple, 62, of Batesville died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Batesville. Born July 12, 1951, in McHue, he was the son of Doyle and Velma Long Apple. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include five sons, …

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