• Service News

    LITTLE ROCK — Pvt. Daniel K. Payne of Violet Hill recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. Payne will serve with the 39th Infantry Brigade as an infantryman. He is the son of Jeffrey and Tracey …

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  • Applications for energy ambassador program

    ASH FLAT — The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is now taking applications for a new Extension Wellness Ambassador Program. The first of its kind offered in the state, this program will teach participants simple strategies to improve their own health and the health …

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  • ‘Critical habitat’ designation could affect landowners; Official: Worse than ‘Blueway’

    Areas in Arkansas have recently been designated critical habitats for endangered species and opponents fear the designation will restrict property owners. Jeff Sikes, legislative director for the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), says it’s worse than the National Blueway designation — and one the state …

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  • Storm leaves many roads in Arkansas covered with ice

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Many schools and businesses were closed throughout Arkansas after freezing rain left an icy glaze on roads. Several schools in central Arkansas started two hours late today, as did state workers in the Little Rock area. The freezing rain and sleet …

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  • Strawberry man fails to register as sex offender – Guns, drugs also found

    Walnut Ridge — A Strawberry man who failed to register as a sex offender is now also facing drug charges, according to a report from Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Allen Wayne Batson, 63, who was residing in Strawberry, was arrested Tuesday for failure to …

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  • Bradford man dies in crash

    SEARCY — A Bradford man was killed and two other people injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 167 in White County. According to a preliminary report from Arkansas State Police, 80-year-old James Franklin Conway was traveling north shortly after 5 p.m. in …

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  • Runaway teen found

    An 18-year-old runaway from Cleburne County has been found. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he was notified by dispatch around midnight Tuesday that the girl had called and said she believed herself in danger. While Keener was headed to the motel where she …

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  • Farmer’s daughter, 10, wins antique tractor

    MELBOURNE — A refurbished 1951 Ford 8(N), chosen by the Izard County Antique Tractor Club as its annual restoration-and-raffle project, was recently presented to the 2013 winner, 10-year-old Allison Penn of Lynn. The Izard County Antique Tractor Club consists of members from Izard and surrounding …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 2, 1994.

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  • Gospel group to perform

    MELBOURNE — The Perrys gospel group will be appearing at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne at 6 p.m. Sunday. Due to a generous donation this concert is free to the public. The Perrys had the Song of the Year in 2013 with “Celebrate Me Home.” …

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  • Student named to honor roll

    MCKENZIE, Tenn. — Natalie Meinzer of Batesville has achieved the honor roll at Bethel University for the fall 2013 semester, according to a news release. To qualify, a traditional undergraduate student must have completed 12 or more hours of academic work with an average of …

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  • Dodd memorial set

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Sons of Confederate Veterans David O. Dodd Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. Those attending should park outside the cemetery. The event is being organized by David O. Dodd Camp, #619, …

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