• 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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  • Fire burns nearly 600 acres

    CAVE CITY — An estimated 600 acres of rural land belonging to five or six farms near the areas of Grange and East Prosperity roads off Highway 115 near Cave City burned Wednesday in a blaze that had local crews including the Arkansas Forestry Commission …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 8, 1993.

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  • ASMSA welcomes junior class

    The new school year brings a fresh start for students and faculty, and this year there is an added level of excitement at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts. The students will move into the new $18 million Student Center that includes residence …

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  • UACCB hires math instructor

    Audrey Wood has been hired as math instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to Doug Muse, division chair of math and science. “She will be filling the position vacated by Eric Richardson who recently left to embark on a new …

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  • Mt. Pleasant named ‘exemplary’

    LITTLE ROCK — Nineteen public schools from throughout the state were recently designated as 2011 Exemplary Schools by the Arkansas Department of Education and among them are Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District and Tuckerman Elementary and Tuckerman High School. Exemplary schools are …

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