• 2 wanted in Illinois arrested in Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A wanted Illinois couple has been arrested in Mountain View. The Stone County Sheriff’s Office says Jonathan Dean Riggs and Khelsey Johnson — both of Galesville, Illinois — were arrested Friday by Stone County and U.S. Marshals Service officials. Riggs is …

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  • Parole board finds sentence commutation ‘without merit’

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has found a sentence commutation application made by an Izard County man serving time for murder and other crimes to be without merit, according to clemency recommendations issued by the board on Thursday. Jeremy Thomas, 29, was sentenced …

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  • Southside sets EAST event

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will host “EAST Night Out” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. EAST stands for Environmental And Spatial Technology. Junior and senior high students will showcase past, present and future projects that involve the community and school, …

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  • UACCB to offer computer training 

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community Education department will offer training in computer basics and Windows 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday in the main classroom building, Room 217. Lisa Albertson will also teach four sessions of computer basics on …

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  • Born in 1879, pharmacy keeps up with times

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — Although it has changed hands, locations and names time and again in the past 135 years, this small town’s pharmacy remains vibrant by staying true to its roots in a world of apps, insurance claims and corporate competition. Mitchell’s Park Street …

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  • Ockerts initiate scholarship endowment for editors of ASU’s Herald

    JONESBORO — Roy and Pat Ockert, both former editors of Arkansas State University’s school newspaper, the Herald, have initiated the Roy and Pat Ockert Herald Editor Scholarship endowment for the Herald editor’s position. Each semester the chief editor will receive a stipend to help with …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 18, 1995.

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  • Service News

    Chris Paegelow has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. The graduation ceremony took place Sept. 5 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Paegelow will now learn …

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  • Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million prison that would house maximum-security inmates in the state. Friday is the deadline for communities to submit paperwork if they want to be home to the new …

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  • Trial of former Harrison pastor is delayed

    HARRISON (AP) — The trial of a former Shiloh Baptist Church pastor in Harrison on sexual assault charges is being delayed. Deputy Boone County Prosecutor Chris Carter said the trial of 35-year-old Larry Berkley will be continued until after his trial in Tennessee on similar …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in wreck on Baxter Co. road

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old Lakeview man was killed after he crashed his motorcycle in northern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened Sunday afternoon on Arkansas 126 in Baxter County. According to a preliminary report, Bryan Bausano lost control of his …

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  • ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died. She was 66. Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years, her sister, Julie Strassman, …

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