• 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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  • Doughnut fundraiser announced

    Caring Hands Hospice is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut pre-sale fund raiser now through Aug. 10. Proceeds from the doughnut sales will benefit hospice patients for uncovered needs. Doughnuts will be delivered Aug. 13. To order or for more information, call the hospice at (870) …

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  • ‘Name That Rock’ program slated in CV

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Bill Prior, who has worked with the Arkansas Geological Survey for more than 30 years, will be the guest speaker at a “Name That Rock” program when the Spring River Gem & Mineral meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center in …

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  • UACCB fall registration under way

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students for the upcoming fall semester through Aug. 10. Mandatory orientation is also required this year and will be held Aug. 16 and 24. “Bandit Bearings” …

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  • White River adds 7 physicians

    Seven physicians have joined the medical staff of White River Health System, according to a news release. “We are excited about the new physicians joining our medical staff,” said Gary L. Bebow, administrator and CEO. “These physicians share our organization’s commitment to providing quality care …

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  • CEO resigns

    Longtime Health Resources of Arkansas employee David Coleman resigned as chief executive officer Thursday following a lengthy executive session of the agency’s board of directors. Executive sessions are closed sessions during which employees may be discussed. Any actions taken during the executive session must be …

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  • Risking their lives – Thieves cost Entergy customers by cutting, stealing power lines

    An increase in metal prices is proving to be enough for some thieves to risk their lives by stealing power lines. But whether or not those thieves are successful in their risky endeavors, they are costing the paying customers of Entergy. It was six months …

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  • ‘Fired’ up for truck pull

    They’ll tug and they’ll pull and when it’s all said and done there will probably be plenty of huffing and puffing from those trying to catch their breaths. But what would one expect after trying to pull 74,700 pounds of red, white and chrome for …

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  • Former Cherokee Village woman, 3 others killed in crash

    LONOKE — A former Cherokee Village woman was among four people killed in a fiery head-on collision Wednesday in Lonoke County. Sonya E. Wiggins, 32, of Woodson, formerly of Cherokee Village, was southbound in a 2007 Chevrolet HHR when she crossed the center line on …

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  • Mtn. View man dies during fishing trip

    SAINT JAMES — A Mountain View man died during a fishing trip on the White River in Stone County Wednesday. According to Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds, 56-year-old Russell Pace was fishing in Saint James community with Taneisha Lee and Michael Bane of Mountain View …

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  • Woman stabs self to escape boyfriend’s anger

    A Bethesda woman told police she stabbed herself with scissors to avoid possible death at the hand of her boyfriend following a day-long incident of abuse. Around noon Thursday, Deputy Michael Darr said he was dispatched to a residence on Red Cut Road after a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 15, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO A telephone line between Sidney and Sandtown will be up this week, and there is much discussion in the High Rock community of a line from Batesville through that …

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