Family & Friends Briefs

July 21, 2008 Gourd art workshop set Batesville Area Arts Council will have a gourd art workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28-31 at the art gallery, located at 246 Main St.

Area Briefs

July 21, 2008 Powering Rural Development programs to be explained

Soldier honored

July 21, 2008 CONCORD - Anthony L. Woodham was only six months away from retirement when he died in Iraq.

Newark native wins Miss Arkansas

July 21, 2008 A former livestock-showman-turned-beauty-queen captured the 2008 Miss Arkansas crown Saturday night and will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant next year.

New of other days

July 18, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 31, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Writer: Don’t miss out on (yum!) summer mushrooms

July 18, 2008 Hunting morel mushrooms is one of the important rites of spring for many of us who make the outdoors a top priority. Not everybody who likes the outdoors hunts morels, but a whole bunch of us do.

Area 4-H’ers win at regional contest

July 18, 2008 Winners of the Regional 4-H O'Rama have been announced, according to the Independence County Extension Office. The event was held June 19 at Nettleton High School in Jonesboro. Local winners are:

CDC: Mississippi most obese state

July 18, 2008 ATLANTA (AP) - The South tips the scales again as the nation's fattest region, according to a new government survey.

Family & Friends Briefs

July 18, 2008 Benefit account set up An account has been set up at Bank of America to assist in the medical and funeral expenses of Christopher Franks. Deposits can be made at any Bank of America branch.