• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 19, 1995.

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  • About Town

    Have you ever noticed how really good restaurants seem to have an environment that is almost as good as the food that is served? Think about your favorite places. For me, it’s hard to separate the food from the overall experience related to my favorite …

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  • Destination:Batesville

    We decided to go for a drive last Friday. Ended up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a one-night layover at Tunica. We thought we might motor on down to Biloxi, but reality kept hinting that we’re not up those long drives like we used to be. …

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  • Tillman Williams

    ZION — Tillman Russ Williams, 82, of Zion died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Little Rock. Born Nov. 15, 1931, in Sidney, he was the son of Henry and Suzie Haley Williams. He was a retired truck driver, a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of …

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Eddie Boling

    Eddie Anne Boling, 74, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a Little Rock hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1939, in Pfeiffer, she was the daughter of William Preston Huddleston and Alma Britten Huddleston. She graduated from Batesville High School in 1958 after transferring from …

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  • Lorene Hutchison

    Lorene Hutchison, 83, of the Cave Creek community near Batesville, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Little Rock hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1931, at Batesville, she was the daughter of Amos and Estella Cummings Palmer. She was of the Church of God faith. She …

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  • Pioneers picked to win district

    The 5A-East District football coaches picked the Batesville Pioneers to win their second straight district title, according to a news released from Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine. The annual publication of Hooten Publishing, Inc. of Benton is now on sale at Hastings, Kroger, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. …

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  • Reaves wins Outstanding Player Award as East rolls

    CONWAY — Spencer Reaves appeared in his first All-Star game last season as the manager for an East team that crushed the West 98-50. This time, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolf standout made a far greater contribution and was rewarded for his effort as the East …

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  • 3 with local ties to be inducted into HoF

    Three adult slow-pitch softball players with local ties will be inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame next week, according to Hayes LeMay. Kandace (Goforth) Hardcastle, former Batesville Lady Pioneer softball player, and her husband, Jeff Hardcastle, and Buddy McBride of Southside will be …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 27 – Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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  • U.S. loses, but advances into World Cup KO phase

    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Now that the U.S. has survived the so-called “Group of Death,” it’s time for sudden death: the knockout phase of the World Cup. The Americans play Belgium Tuesday night Salvador in the round of 16, hoping to show they’re better than …

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