Huskey to mark 80th birthday

November 24, 2008 STRAWBERRY - Paul J. Huskey will celebrate his 80th birthday at a party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Saffell. Huskey was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Saffell, but spent most of his early years in Tuckerman. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1950 and served in Korea from 1950 to 1952 as a private first class in the 69th Field Artillery.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

November 24, 2008 Dear Editor I would like to encourage the people of Independence County to come out over the next three weeks and hear about the proposed economic development tax that will be before the voters on December 9th. This vote is historic and provides everyone in the community the opportunity to be a part of moving our community forward. I am sure that with the economy the way it is, the challenges that face our nation in regards to what we face with our future, we have ample opportunities locally to generate jobs and employment with these funds. This tax is something everyone in the community will be able to take pride in because of its purpose which is to go towards efforts that will enhance, create, or retain jobs in Independence County.

Narcotics arrests keep officers busy

November 24, 2008 SEARCY - Drug and related charges have been filed against five people in three different recent incidents in White County, said Sgt. Greg Coney, public information officer for the White County Sheriff's Department.

Area Briefs

November 24, 2008 Court calls special meeting The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Jess B. Carpenter Building in Batesville. A continued discussion on the one-mill county library tax will be the main topic of the meeting.

Mom says son is ‘miracle of God’

November 24, 2008 "I'm glad he's happy. (If it was me) I'd be crying all the time." -Wendy Jones PLEASANT PLAINS - From the window in his room at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, 6-year-old Jayden Jones could tell you exactly when the hospital's Angel One helicopter was coming or going.

HRA picks up services

November 24, 2008 Health Resources of Arkansas, based in Batesville, will gain about $4 million in contracts and Medicaid payments in 2009 by taking over contracts currently held by Ozark Counseling Service of Mountain Home.

UACCB unveils project

November 24, 2008 It's been talked about, hoped for and anticipated for years, but now the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is firmly making plans to get its Nursing and Allied Health Building off the ground and onto campus, so to speak.

Baseball Briefs

November 21, 2008 NEW YORK CITY (AP) - New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner's colorful 35-year reign of pronouncements, threats and bluster ended when he passed control of baseball's most famous and successful franchise to his youngest son, Hal.

News of other days

November 21, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 5, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO A carload of lumber which was donated by a lumber company in the southern part of the state was received here today by Arkansas College, Dr. W.S. Lacy, president of the school, announced today. The lumber will be used to repair the bleachers, make repairs to the gym and for other general use at the college.

Trout in White River are fatter this year

November 21, 2008 Shhhhhsh, don't tell anyone. We don't want to share; this is a secret. The trout in the White River are the biggest and fattest that anyone around north Arkansas can remember. This isn't just idle talk, even the Game and Fish Commission's trout biologist agrees.