• Boy in serious condition after highway crash

    A near head-on crash at Pfeiffer Wednesday afternoon sent a 10-year-old Poughkeepsie boy to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock while his mother and sister were taken to White River Medical Center. The boy’s mother also suffered serious injuries. Arkansas State Police Trooper Jeremy Page …

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  • Building program update slated

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will hear a building program update when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. The directors will also hear a request to move the site for …

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • Council OKs consultant

    The city of Batesville will be hiring a consultant to help with its auditing. At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and City Clerk Denise Johnston approached aldermen about the position. “Our auditors told us to look for a finance director,” Elumbaugh said. …

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  • Teacher makes house calls

    NEWARK — They have families, go home at night and lead lives outside of school, but many of their students may not know it. In fact, “a box” is how Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce likens to how young students see her and other …

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  • Wilburn man sentenced in teen’s shooting death

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Cleburne County man arrested for fatally shooting a teenage girl has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Late Tuesday afternoon, 21-year-old Cody Lynn Gorecke entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter (a class B felony), …

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  • Bond set over threat

    MELBOURNE — $500,000. That was the amount of bond set for 22-year-old Jacob Morley who is charged with communicating a terroristic threat. The charge stems from a statement Morley made to two other soldiers while on weekend duty at the Mountain Home National Guard Armory. …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Vehicle break-ins reported

    An early morning smoke break is credited with scaring away a culprit involved in breaking into a Jeep in the Southside area early Thursday morning. Johnie Chitwood told police that his wife went out on the back deck of their home on Cool Mist Lane …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Eunice and Claudia Martin show off their first child, Elsie, six decades ago in a rural location, probably a few miles west of Cave City near where he grew up.  They had an additional six children: Shirlee, Jerilyn, Lisa, Elaine, Tamara and Stephen. Martin was …

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  • ICARE holding summer’s last wash, dip

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will have its last dog wash and dip of the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Corner Drugstore in Melbourne. A wash is $10, and a wash and dip is $15. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will …

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  • Steve Spears to speak at First Church

    Evangelist Steve Spears will be ministering during the Sunday morning service at 10 at First Church in Batesville. The Spears family has traveled internationally and have witnessed many miracles of healing and restoration, according to a news release. The event is open to the public. …

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