• LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • LawCo sheriff resigns

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County will soon have a new sheriff. Jody Dotson last week announced his resignation from the position with Tony Waldrupe being appointed as interim sheriff until the end of Dotson’s term. Dotson, who served two terms, did not file for re-election …

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  • Report: State ranks high for child homelessness

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A report says Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states overall in child homelessness. The study, called “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” was released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Arkansas placed 47th in the overall ranking that takes into …

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  • Traffic laws to be enforced

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police will join with other state and local law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that targets seat belt …

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  • ICC plans blood drive

    BROCKWELL — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on the campus of Izard County Consolidated high school from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the fine arts complex. The school hopes to have more than 50 units of donated blood. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 12, 1995.

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  • Holiday spending tips offered

    Credit Counseling of Arkansas, a nonprofit entity, has offered holiday spending tips. When it comes to holiday spending, planning ahead is absolutely essential. A basic budget of how much can be spent can prevent the headache of holiday overspending in the following months. Of course, …

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  • Mid-South Community College considers merger

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System. Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, …

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  • More than cookies: Girl Scouts visit nursing home, veterans

    Girl Scouts Troop 3091 treated area veterans at Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home in Batesville Tuesday, bringing cookies specific to their dietary needs in honor of Veterans Day. Members of the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary troop, which includes Raelyn Ganzer, Michaela Box, Molly Moore and Lexus …

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  • Stabbing report found to be fake

    MELBOURNE — A man who called police and said he’d been stabbed was arrested for filing a false report of criminal wrongdoing, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies Phil Story and Ed Sollock responded early Veterans Day morning to a residence south of …

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  • Flu clinic rescheduled for Friday

    The Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health has rescheduled its flu vaccination clinic for Friday, announced Sonia Nix, county administrator. Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department office, 120 Weaver Ave. “We will …

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