• Barbara Boshears

    HORSESHOE BEND — Barbara Lou “Bobby-Bob” Starns Boshears, 77, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at a Horseshoe Bend nursing home. Born June 18, 1936, at Peach Orchard, she was the daughter of Louis Henry and Cynthia Mae Adams Starns. She enjoyed playing the guitar, singing …

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  • Walter “Bryson” Wallace – Paid Obituary

    Walter “Bryson” Wallace passed on November 10, 2013, from congestive heart failure shortly after his 84th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary. Bryson died at home in the presence of his three favorite girls, wife and soul mate Dawn Wallace, daughter Lee Wallace Katz and granddaughter …

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  • Dorothy Holder

    LOCUST GROVE — Dorothy Tucker Holder, 88, of Locust Grove died Nov. 16, 2013. Born Oct. 7, 1925, at Tuckerman, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Christy Bigham Tucker. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah’s Witness, attending at Kingdom Hall at Southside. …

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  • Izard County sweeps Concord in opener for bowling season

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Izard County Cougars bowling team swept the Concord Pirates 12-0 Wednesday in their season opener as Blake Hall bowled a 2-game score of 308. Davis Norton added a 2-game score of 304. The Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Pirates 7-5 as …

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  • Storm covers roads

    Old Man Winter has arrived, covering much of the area with white and resulting in the closures of many schools and businesses today as many prepared for the worst when the storm entered the state on Thursday. However, as of this morning things have been …

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  • Clerk: City paying fair share for court

    Batesville city officials say the city is paying its fair share for district court, disputing statements made by Independence County Judge Robert Griffin regarding the district court funds. An article in Wednesday’s Guard entitled “City gets paid while county foots bills” by Donetta Hubbard has …

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  • Former ‘Hellcat’ flew with famous O’Hare

    Sy Mendenhall may have a little trouble remembering some things but not that he was a “Hellcat” fighter pilot and flew under famous Lt. Cmdr. Edward “Butch” O’Hare. Now at the age of 94, the World War II veteran has slowed down a bit but …

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  • Veteran recalls wartime

    Two years, seven months, 15 days. Age hasn’t kept 90-year-old Dick Ferguson from forgetting his time spent in World War II, or his release. A combat engineer in the Army, “we were the pioneers,” he said, and his training involved building sidewalks and bridges, among …

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  • Events rescheduled, canceled; offices close

    Inclement weather continues to cause several events to be postponed or canceled and area schools to be out today. Early voting for the county’s economic development was canceled. The election is Tuesday, and the last day for early voting is Monday. Three events/fundraisers set for …

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  • Compassionate Friends to hold annual candlelighting

    The Compassionate Friends will tentatively hold its annual Candlelighting and Memorial Tree Decorating Service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the White River Firefighters Training Center, depending on the weather. This is the third year for TCF to have its event at the fire training center, …

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  • Izard Co. man killed in accident

    VIOLET HILL — An Izard County man was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Spring Hill Road north of Violet Hill. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Paul Zerby, 75, of Violet Hill was driving southbound at about 11:55 …

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  • Christmas Brings Hope postpones collection

    The collection of donations for the annual Christmas Brings Hope project originally planned for Sunday has been postponed until next week due to the winter weather, according to Ted Hall, project board member. The board plans to meet Monday to make a decision on what …

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