• Overdose investigation ends in arrest

    A 29-year-old father who refused to seek medical help for his small children who had reportedly ingested large doses of gummy vitamins, was arrested on unrelated charges Tuesday night. Deputy Anthony Rogers said police received a call around 11:20 p.m. regarding two small children, ages …

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  • EHC seeks new members

    Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture–Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations. Their mission is to empower individuals and help families improve their quality of life. EH clubs use the latest research-based information to teach nutrition, …

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  • Reunions scheduled

    Norris family CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Norris family reunion will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 25 Wahoo in Cherokee Village. A potluck will be served at noon.   Roberson family PLEASANT PLAINS — The first Roberson family and friends reunion will be at noon …

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  • Old Fashioned Day set at church in Izard County

    LARKIN — Old Fashioned Day at historic Old Philadelphia Church in the Larkin community near Melbourne will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, said Charlotte Sharp, who is helping with publicity. Old Fashioned Day is sponsored annually by the Melbourne United Methodist Church. Lunch, or in …

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  • AASRN Distance degree offered

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas State Board of Registered Nursing has approved the associate of applied science in registered nursing and licensed practical nurse/paramedic to registered nurse distance technology degree to be offered at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Beginning in January 2013, up to 20 …

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  • Fundraiser to help Izard County 4-H program

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County’s 4-H program is asking friends and supporters to take a test drive for a good cause Saturday to help the program earn up to $6,000, said Izard County Extension Agent Carroll Prewett. “Our local Ford dealer, Freedom Ford, is offering …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Solid as a rock

    CORD — People in Cord know Royce and Randy Bradley are rock solid, people they can depend on. Whether it’s helping beautify the town or simply putting up a mailbox for an elderly person, the brothers have been raised to help their neighbors. The only …

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  • Man was strangled for meds

    A Vine Street man said he was robbed of cash and medication as he started his routine walk Monday night. Larry Miller, 45, said he had just finished watching wrestling on TV and was going for his nightly walk around 10:10 when the incident occurred. …

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  • Depot Days line-up includes Brandon Giles, tribute

    NEWPORT — Self-taught pianist Brandon Giles, originally from Magnolia and who played the part of Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” will be among those opening for the Grammy-winning Kentucky Headhunters at the 15th annual Depot Days festival Saturday on Front Street …

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  • Sheriff: Inmate attempts suicide

    Local authorities were unable to find a weapon inside an Independence County jail cell where an inmate reportedly attempted suicide just before 10 Monday night. Independence County Deputy Michael Darr said inmate Derrick Hicks, 31, of Batesville made small self-inflicted cuts on his left wrist, …

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  • S-Rock PO seeks input

    LITTLE ROCK — Sulphur Rock Post Office customers are being asked for their input into the future of their post office in survey forms mailed to their addresses, said Postplan Coordinator Tanya Boyles of the United States Postal Service. Postplan is a review process for …

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