• ‘Nutcracker’ is this weekend

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will host its 10th anniversary of “The Nutcracker” this weekend, according to a news release. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. …

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  • Thanksgiving meal offered

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A free Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, located at 270 Main St. in Pleasant Plains, across from Jerry’s Foods. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. Delivery will be available …

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  • Felon sells gun to officer

    NEWPORT (AP) — Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon who they say was selling guns on Facebook. Jackson County deputies arrested the man on a firearms possession charge. Sheriff’s Cpl. Justin Collom says an undercover officer bought a 12-gauge shotgun from the man last week. …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • LawCo sheriff resigns

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County will soon have a new sheriff. Jody Dotson last week announced his resignation from the position with Tony Waldrupe being appointed as interim sheriff until the end of Dotson’s term. Dotson, who served two terms, did not file for re-election …

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  • ICC plans blood drive

    BROCKWELL — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on the campus of Izard County Consolidated high school from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the fine arts complex. The school hopes to have more than 50 units of donated blood. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 12, 1995.

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  • Holiday spending tips offered

    Credit Counseling of Arkansas, a nonprofit entity, has offered holiday spending tips. When it comes to holiday spending, planning ahead is absolutely essential. A basic budget of how much can be spent can prevent the headache of holiday overspending in the following months. Of course, …

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  • More than cookies: Girl Scouts visit nursing home, veterans

    Girl Scouts Troop 3091 treated area veterans at Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home in Batesville Tuesday, bringing cookies specific to their dietary needs in honor of Veterans Day. Members of the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary troop, which includes Raelyn Ganzer, Michaela Box, Molly Moore and Lexus …

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  • Stabbing report found to be fake

    MELBOURNE — A man who called police and said he’d been stabbed was arrested for filing a false report of criminal wrongdoing, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies Phil Story and Ed Sollock responded early Veterans Day morning to a residence south of …

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  • Flu clinic rescheduled for Friday

    The Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health has rescheduled its flu vaccination clinic for Friday, announced Sonia Nix, county administrator. Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department office, 120 Weaver Ave. “We will …

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  • Inmate damages camera

    A security camera took the brunt of an inmate’s aggression Thursday, resulting in officers being called to the Independence County jail shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report filed by the sheriff’s office. Jailer Jason Bryant told Deputy Jordan Turner that he witnessed inmate …

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