• Food allergies more common

    With more and more reports of children having food allergies, it’s becoming more challenging for some in the nutrition industry to accommodate those children at mealtime. Sarah Stalker, 17, knows the frustration of having to watch what and where she eats and even what she …

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  • Woman’s face cut with box cutter

    NEWPORT — A Newport woman’s face was sliced open with a box cutter following a fight Saturday, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to 1055 Hout Lane in reference to a fight around …

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  • Alleged robbers caught near scene of crime

    NEWPORT — A Newport police officer who stopped a speeding car later found out the two men inside were accused of a robbery just moments before, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Patrolman Kyle Whisenhunt was on patrol …

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  • Vintage, antiques store opens in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Shady Hollow, offering antique furniture, Native American crafts, pottery, jewelry, vintage and used designer clothing and Christmas items, opened Feb. 1 at 103 Main St. in Calico Rock. Displays are on the main floor of the historic Floyd’s Grocery, built in 1924. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 10, 1993.

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Horse Club A meeting of the Independence County 4-H Horse Club was held at the Foothills Cowboy Church at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Twenty-one members were present, 11 boys and 10 girls. Rhea Jennings was the adult 4-H leader present. The meeting …

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  • Barnes named to Dean’s List

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spencer Barnes of Batesville has qualified for the winter 2012 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., according to a news release. He is a 2012 graduate of Batesville High School and the son of Dr. Seth and Scarlett Barnes. Elligibility …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1963, the book “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan, credited with reviving American feminism, was first published by W.W. Norton …

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  • Principal shares ways to navigate teen years for parents

    Raising a teenager can sometimes feel like walking through a maze. Parents are constantly confronted with unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes feel as though efforts lead to nowhere. Although adolescence is challenging for parents and teens alike, there are steps that parents can take …

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  • WRMC chaplain receives certification

    “Doc” Spurlin, pastoral care chaplain at White River Medical Center, has recently become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). As a clinical trauma professional, Spurlin will provide emotional and psychological after-care for patients, families, and staff in …

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  • Event raises $14K for clinic

    Annas Heasley believes she wouldn’t be here if not for the quintet-heart bypass doctors performed in 1992. “I know I wouldn’t be here,” the 83-year-old said with a laugh. Her mother, father, brother and sister had heart disease. Another sister suffered a stroke. But it …

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  • Singer dies in shooting – Death believed suicide

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Perhaps there was one heartbreak too many for Mindy McCready. The former country star apparently took her life Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs. Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She …

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