• Paramedics risk their lives to help others

    It’s a job where minutes, even seconds count. And, it’s a job that some people just can’t do. Paramedics and emergency medical technicians must drive an ambulance to a scene as quickly as possible despite many motorists not pulling over to let them by, deal …

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  • Drugs, alcohol net Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Izard County officers netted several arrests over the weekend and this morning including a Baxter County man for drug-related charges. Randal Lynn Billingsley, 23, of Cotter was arrested early this morning on charges of possessing an instrument of crime and possessing a controlled …

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  • Officer wrecks to save woman

    When the accelerator of his patrol car got stuck and an elderly pedestrian walked into his path, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green chose to ram a fellow officer’s car in order to protect her. Green said he and Deputy Anthony Carter were responding to the …

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  • Garden space available – Community activities date back to 1890s

    Applications are now being accepted for garden beds in the White River Community Garden for the 2013 gardening season, according to a news release. “A community garden means many things to many people,” said Susan Shawver of Friends of the White River Community Garden. “For …

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  • Lyon softball team offers Parents’ Night Out

    The Lyon College softball team will present a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 E. Harrison St. in Batesville. Members of the team will babysit and entertain children while couples enjoy a night …

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  • Memory loss presentation set

    The Center on Aging-Northeast will present “Let’s Talk Memory Loss” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Senior Center, located at 1590 East College Ave. in Batesville. Deborah Lewis, a registered nurse with the Center on Aging-Northeast, will discuss causes and treatment for memory …

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  • Survival class set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a class about the basics of outdoor survival including instruction about survival kits, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue from 1 to 5 p.m. March 30. The class will consist …

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  • Look Good, Feel Better program set

    The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants. The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2013. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1913, Rosa Parks, a black woman whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 26, 1993.

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  • Police investigate death of former businessman

    The discovery of the body of 83-year-old Homer “H.D.” Bailey on the back porch of his home on Alta Vista in the College Heights area Thursday has many of his long-time neighbors in shock. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that Bailey’s body …

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  • Closet: More than just clothes

    Clothes don’t make the man, but in junior high, a time when appearances sometimes leave a lasting impression, they can make the student. What began as a donation to help a family with three children after a house fire left them with only the clothes …

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