Family & Friends Briefs

August 26, 2008 Brooks family to have gathering The annual Brooks family reunion will be Sunday at the pavilion closest to the dam at Riverside Park in Batesville. A potluck will be served.

SR woman to celebrate 80th b-day

August 26, 2008 CAVE CITY - Margaret Carter of Cave City will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Building.

Van-Dells to perform at Newport

August 26, 2008 NEWPORT - The first concert of the 2008-09 Patron Series by The Van-Dells will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Center for the Arts on the campus of Arkansas State University-Newport.

Area Briefs

August 26, 2008 Tuckerman man gets $20K fine LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A Tuckerman man has been sentenced to two years probation and fined $20,000 for threatening to shoot a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer.

Lyon opens new disc golf course

August 26, 2008 Walking across the Lyon College campus, one might notice a few additions scattered across the landscape in the form of 18 numbered, yellow-topped metal baskets.

Adoption, foster ban approved for ballot

August 26, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A proposal to ban unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children was approved Monday to appear on this fall's ballot, and opponents said they're prepari

Lap-Band journey: A discovery of self

August 26, 2008 MELBOURNE - No matter how many diet foods, supplements, plans or surgical procedures are on the market that may succeed in getting rid of fat, there is one thing that Judy Walker believes nothing or

Driver rams police car, flees

August 26, 2008 MELBOURNE - An Izard County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in Guion the rainy night of Aug.

News of other days

August 25, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 5, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO