• State identifies two sites for possible big factories

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials announced Monday that sites in Saline County and West Memphis are ready to develop factories but are still waiting for automobile plants and other big employers to come calling. Gov. Mike Beebe announced “Advance Arkansas Sites” effort as a way …

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  • Storm to threaten holiday travel

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sloppy storm system carrying heavy rainfall, ice and snow is slogging its way eastward, bringing the potential of headaches for travelers heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday. National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro says the timing couldn’t be worse as …

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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  • Ice reported on handful of roads

    MENA (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say ice patches and slush remain on some highways in western Arkansas as a weather system crosses the state. Late Monday afternoon, ice patches were reported on U.S. 71 between Y City and DeQueen. Earlier Monday, slush was reported …

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  • C-Ridge board hears about Dauphin Island

    NEWARK — Sixth-graders at Cord-Charlotte Elementary will soon be visiting the islands — Dauphin Island in Alabama, that is — to learn about the Gulf, creatures that inhabit it and other educational opportunities. Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the …

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  • Past sheriffs sought

    MELBOURNE — A sheriff is looking for sheriffs. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence recently announced his intention of establishing a photo gallery of as many of the previous Izard County sheriffs as possible. The Sheriffs’ Photo Gallery will be located in the main entrance to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 20, 1994.

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  • Stevensons wed in double-ring ceremony

    Brooke Bentz and Marty Stevenson were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 12 at Lydia’s Weddings in Mountain Home. Stephen Stevenson, uncle of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Tami Ramey and George Bentz Jr., all of Batesville. …

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  • Sadie Leigh Meurer, Silas Baxter Meurer

    Doug and Christina Meurer and Hayes have announced the birth of twin children and siblings at Baxter County Medical Center in Mountain Home on Nov. 4, 2013. Sadie Leigh Meurer weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Silas Baxter Meurer weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents of the children …

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  • NY troopers can see you text, drive

    The New York State Police is putting more than two dozen tall, unmarked SUVs on the road so troopers can better look down into drivers’ vehicles — specifically, their hands, to see if they’re texting while driving. What’s amazing to me, I guess, is that …

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  • 8-year-old reminds dad of blessings

    The American Thanksgiving holiday has a rich and storied history full of lessons reminding us to give thanks for our many blessings. In school, we learn the story of a gathering between the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in 1621, where both sides came together …

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  • Making the argument for giving thanks

    In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called a nation divided by war to join together in a time of corporate thanksgiving and repentance when he proclaimed that Americans “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to …

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