• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 14, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Batesville Landing, at the time this undated picture was taken, still had a steam vessel, probably the local snagboat, in its harbor. Buildings on the bank, where Riverside Park is now, included a boat repair shop. Heavy iron rings, flattened down in the turf …

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  • Washington’s 282nd birthday celebrated

    HOT SPRINGS — The 10th annual George Washington Birthday Observance was held in Hot Springs on Feb. 18. On his actual birth date of Feb. 22, Washington would be 282 years of age. The luncheon was hosted by colonial heritage organizations which have members in …

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  • It’s TV that watches you

    Not to make anyone paranoid or anything, but your smart TV could be watching you. Last November, UK-based IT consultant Jason Huntley uncovered his LG Smart TV in his livingroom was spying on him and his family, according to an article on www.dailymail.co.uk. It was …

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  • Young American teaches newcomers in the 1830s

    Freda Cruse Hardison’s recent column about Arkansas once being considered not just the West, but the “Far West,” reminded me of the books young German traveler Friedrich Gerstacker’s adventures here between 1838-1842 which he later titled “Shooting Sports in the Far West.” And the Far …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Did Jesus drink fermented wine? Dear editor: Did Jesus drink fermented or intoxicating wine? What kind of wine are we talking about? Did Jesus turn water into an intoxicating or a fermented drink? There are 12 different Hebrew words (Old Testament) and two Greek words …

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  • Susan Kelly

    VELVET RIDGE — Susan Kelly, 69, of Velvet Ridge died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 18, 1944, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Robert and Maxine McNeff Resnais. She was a homemaker and attended New Life Assembly of Jesus Christ Church …

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  • Tammy Sneed

    Tammy Ann Younger Sneed, 44, of Batesville died Dec. 20, 2013, in a Little Rock hospice unit. Born Feb. 9, 1969, in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of Shirley Younger. She was a member of Compass Church. Survivors include her husband, Mark Sneed; and …

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  • Daurice Norton

    DRASCO — Daurice Norton, 85, of Drasco died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her home. Born March 11, 1928, at Superior, Neb., she was the daughter of Earl Newton and Alice Louise Thompson Barker. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. She …

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  • Betty Smith

    GRAHAM, Texas — Betty Marie Smith, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Graham, Texas. Born May 24, 1929, in Melbourne, she was the daughter of H.B. and Mary Davenport. She was a long-time resident of Graham and was a member of First Baptist Church …

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  • Harold D. Cooper – Paid Obituary

    Harold D. Cooper, 85, of Batesville died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at White River Medical Center. He was born in the Grassy Township in Cleburne County, Arkansas, on Friday, July 13, 1928, and was the son of Aldo and Ruby F. (Bullard) Cooper. He was …

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  • Scot women dominate, men survive Spartans

    The Lyon College Scot women turned back a surge late in the first half, and then the Scot men survived some splendid shot-making by the visitors and some shaky play of their own Thursday night at Becknell Gym. With that, the Scot women defeated Missouri …

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