• Freezing rain possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says freezing rain is possible in parts of Arkansas tonight and Thursday night as a frontal boundary moves into the state. Forecasters say light freezing drizzle is possible late today in northern Arkansas, particularly near the Missouri …

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  • Melbourne needs new coach

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 tonight in the administration office board room for the purpose of hiring a new head football coach. Former coach Clinton Gore retired at the end of last year.

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  • FBLA students awarded

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club recently traveled to Harrison to attend the organization’s district conference on Jan. 11. Dylan Smith was elected to serve as District 6 treasurer during the 2013-14 school year and several members of the club …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Elementary

    SOUTHSIDE — The fourth-grade students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Southside Elementary School, according to a news release: Fourth: all A’s — Brittlin Abernathy, William Breshears, Connor Breshears, Blayne Bufford, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 16, 1993.

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  • Students learn why trapping is important

    Trapping is misunderstood and unappreciated. Ethical trappers spend countless hours outdoors, often in bad weather, setting and checking traps. The furbearers we catch keep alive a historical tradition that dates back almost to the beginnings of mankind and was one of the most important factors …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed …

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  • Family clings to hope, each other

    A few years ago Sharon and Jeff Wood were living the American dream. They both had good jobs, had purchased their first home and were enjoying their son Austin who took four years to conceive. Then the bottom fell out. Sharon was diagnosed with an …

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  • White River Country Club burglar jailed

    Taking items from the White River County Club and later attempting to take more from Walmart has landed a 32-year-old Batesville man with one felony and another misdemeanor. According to the affidavit for arrest, Sgt. Colby Markum arrived at the country club after an alarm …

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  • Students lead by example to help others

    SOUTHSIDE — Monday was a “day on,” not a day off at the Southside School District where students and staff celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by helping others. Students not only participated in lessons about the leader whose accomplishments are celebrated this month, they …

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  • MHS expels 1

    MELBOURNE — A high school student was expelled for the remainder of the year when the Melbourne School Board met in executive session Wednesday. The boy’s age, grade and reason for expulsion (drugs, violence or discipline issues) were not provided to the Guard. In other …

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  • Fisherman dies of natural causes

    James Wallace was fishing along the riverbank near the River Bank Road boat ramp Sunday morning when he noticed something blue lying at the water’s edge. When he went to investigate he found 73-year-old Jimmy Finley unconscious. “Mr. Wallace stated he tried to get a …

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