• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 13, 1993.

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  • Pearl-stringing workshop to be held at Jacksonport

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a pearl- stringing necklace workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the courthouse. Participants will take home their own freshwater pearl necklace. Fresh water pearls were once part of a booming mussel industry in Arkansas. Participants will …

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  • Jackson tenders resignation

    Batesville Area Arts Council has announced the resignation of its executive director, Colleen Jackson. Paige Dirksen and Carly Dahl will serve as interim directors. Dirksen is an artist with a master’s degree in art therapy counseling. Dahl is an artist who serves as director of …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2013. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former President Lyndon …

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  • Strawberry home burglarized

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Lynn man was arrested Wednesday for breaking into a Strawberry home and stealing electronics and jewelry, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Trevor Wixson, 18, has been charged in circuit court of residential burglary, theft of property and criminal trespassing. The …

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  • Sheriff warns about scam

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson is warning area farmers about a man who is apparently running a sales scheme. Sheriff’s officer arrested Trenton Hoyer, 37, of Paragould Monday for theft by deception. The charges stem from a Portia area farmer reporting that …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Hannah Baxter, Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, Samuel …

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  • Correction

    The telephone number for Yoder’s Country Cupboard in Mountain View was listed incorrectly in a recent special section in the Guard. The number is (870) 269-9774.

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  • Cedar Ridge still reeling from blaze

    NEWARK — A box of baby pictures of this year’s seniors for the yearbook was the first thing Cedar Ridge High School teacher Shanda Wood grabbed when firefighters first let her in her classroom. Everything else including her own personal belongings could wait. Wearing hazmat …

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  • McLean wants officer at each campus – Batesville lawmaker chairs House Education Committee

    Security, Freedom of School Choice, charter schools and of course, funding. Schools are facing some major challenges these days, and it’s up to the Arkansas Legislature to help figure out some solutions. Rep. James McLean, a Democrat from Batesville who has served in the House …

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  • Homeless man gets room at jail

    Knocking on doors in the early morning hours and asking women if their husbands were home got Sir Richard Hughes what he said he was looking for — a place to stay, when police took him to jail. Hughes, 24, was arrested when Deputy Patrick …

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  • Driver arrested for leaving accident scene

    With the number of drivers leaving the scene of accidents in recent months, the Arkansas State Police has initiated a crackdown locally on those drivers by pursuing all possible leads to track them down, according to Trooper Jeremy Page. An example of this, Page said, …

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