• News of Other Days

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

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  • Changes near for GED

    MELBOURNE — After Dec. 1, 2013, the Practice Test and official GED Test will be computer-based. The current paper version will no longer be available, and any partial scores will not be valid. All examinees must pay for the 2014 GED Test, according to a …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Calico Bluffs hold fundraiser

    CALICO ROCK — Raising funds to preserve and restore the Coal House in Calico Rock was the goal of a recent Victorian Afternoon Tea and Concert. The event, hosted by the Calico Bluffs, a chartered member of International Questers, was held Nov. 7 at Edsrock …

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  • Bo-Kay Florist moves to town

    Bo-Kay Florist (formerly in Moorefield) is now located at 848 Harrison St. in Batesville, next door to Blue Jean Realty. Tammy Rowlett, who co-owns the business with her daughter Summer, said the move will put them closer to local funeral homes and give customers easier …

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  • Holiday Recipes

    Turkey with Stuffing 1 (10- to 12-pound) turkey, with giblets removed 1 quart chicken broth 2 ounces dried mushrooms 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for rubbing on turkey 1 tablespoon kosher …

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  • Wolf-McGinnis auction draws interest from around the world

    They were friends collecting what they loved, and now bidders from around the world are hoping to get their hands on some very rare items that belonged to natives Alexander “Clyde” McGinnis and John Quincy Wolf Jr. Along with their wives, they have managed to …

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  • Hutchison keeps seat in House

    John Hutchison was banking on keeping his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Instead of hanging out at the Independence County Courthouse as the election commission recounted votes, Hutchison was in Little Rock, getting acclimated to the state House and attending meetings. The state …

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  • Woman ‘carried away’ by lottery

    A Batesville woman might have thought she had the chance to win big by taking $300 worth of lottery tickets without paying for them, but all it’s cost her is a warrant for arrest and a $10,000 bond. Amber Hawthorn, 22, of 143 B Allen …

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  • Research published

    CAVE CITY — An article written by University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student Clint Brockway of Cave City will be published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Interpreting Studies (JUIS) next month about the socio-linguistic variation in the black deaf …

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  • Two charged in home invasion

    It turns out Randy Lee Johnson and Zachary G. Webb weren’t victims of two home invasions/armed robberies after all. An affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court charges Johnson, 18, and Webb, 19, with filing a false report, simultaneous possession of a firearm and drugs, …

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  • Sheriff issues drug paraphernalia warning

    As part of a continued effort to fight illegal drugs and their use in Independence County, Sheriff Steve Jeffery has issued a “cease and desist” order to local convenience stores and other businesses that are selling drug paraphernalia. Arkansas Criminal Code 5-64-802 states that any …

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