• Craft Fest to be held 

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. More than 70 booths will …

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  • Website helps fight exploitation

    WASHINGTON — The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, under the direction of Morality in Media, now has a central website, www.EndExploitationMovement.com, to help the public find help and resources in the fight against sexual exploitation and to serve as the hub for leaders in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 6, 1995.

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  • Casey Kasem was island of calm in swirl of pop music

    LOS ANGELES — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio …

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  • Cliff Knappenberger

    EVENING SHADE — Cliff Knappenberger, 49, of Evening Shade died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1964, at Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, he was the son of Paul Knappenberger and Janet Johnson Knappenberger Moody. He was a construction worker and was of …

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  • Hoss Bristow

    CAVE CITY — Gorden L. “Hoss” Bristow, 81, of Cave City died Friday, June 13, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born April 10, 1933, at Ash Flat, he was the son of Samuel Tillman and Sarah Irene Roberts Bristow. He was a retired mechanic and …

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  • Logan Branscum

    SOUTHSIDE — Logan Branscum, 78, of Southside died Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Batesville. Born Oct. 27, 1935, in Rosie, he was the son of Thomas Edmond Branscum and Meda Young Branscum. He was a machinist. He was a member of Ramsey Heights Baptist Church …

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  • Carole Lee

    Carole June Lee, 74, of Batesville died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Batesville. Born Sept. 23, 1939, in Desha, she was the daughter of Clifford and Lola Smith Lewis. She was a nurse’s aide and was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith. She enjoyed her family …

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  • Don Bearden

    ALLOWAY, N.J. — Donnie K. “Don” Bearden, 70, of Alloway, New Jersey, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Born Aug. 22, 1943, in Ash Flat, he was the son of Bill and Estie Bearden. He was a 1961 graduate of Hutchinson High School and received an …

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  • Paragould teacher finds old scrapbooks in closet

    PARAGOULD (AP) — In late May, School of the 21st Century teacher Sara Nelson-Bassett unearthed a time capsule while cleaning out her classroom’s closet. She discovered five scrapbooks tucked deep inside the closet, apparently unseen by anyone for years. The books range in age from …

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  • Shooting range opened in Newton Co.

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has opened a new shooting range near the small Newton County community of Deer. Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape says having the range allows his deputies to maintain their law enforcement standards without having to drive long …

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  • Parents sue Walmart, police over shoplifting suspicion

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a mentally disabled woman are suing Walmart and police after she was stopped for suspected shoplifting at a Detroit-area store. Wendy Kozma of Novi said her 25-year-old daughter, Jodi, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, now …

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