• 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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  • Parks director shares plans for rec center

    A new multi-million dollar community center/aquatic park/sports complex to be built in Batesville this summer was the topic of discussion when Batesville Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Owens gave a power point presentation to the Batesville Kiwanis Club luncheon Friday. The community center/aquatic facilities, is …

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  • Women accused of burglarizing home

    First they were stuck in the yard; then they were stuck in jail. Two Batesville women are being formally charged with felony theft and residential charges after they were found after burglarizing property at 6380 Cord Road. Fredrick Bates called dispatch on Feb. 8 and …

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  • Second man nabbed in debit card-related thefts

    WALNUT RIDGE — A 32-year-old Black Rock man was arrested Tuesday for theft of property related to an ongoing debit card investigation, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Facing the charge is Jacob Douglas Gokey, the second person arrested for allegedly using a debit card …

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  • ‘Paws and Claws’ sale, vet clinic scheduled

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will have its 10th Annual Paws and Claws Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Izard County Fairgrounds, located in LaCrosse near Melbourne. A concession stand …

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  • Sharp court to meet Tuesday

    ASH FLAT — Because today is Presidents Day, a federal holiday, the Sharp County Quorum Court’s February meeting has been postponed until 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an agenda for the business session. The meeting will be in the main courtroom of the county courthouse …

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  • Security seminar scheduled

    Lyon College, in partnership with Independence County Sheriff’s Office, will present a free seminar on Internet banking and shopping security at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College’s Nucor Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Lyon Building. The seminar will address security issues associated …

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  • C-Ridge plans public forum

    CHARLOTTE — Citizens of the Cedar Ridge School District will have a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions about a proposed millage increase for the purposes of school safety when the Cedar Ridge School Board meets in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday …

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  • Burn-out shower set

    A burn-out shower for Jerry and Barbara Davis will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A hot dog and hamburger supper will be served. Those who have already contributed are also invited to join in the fellowship. Special …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 9, 1993.

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