• E-Shade slates art/craft event

    EVENING SHADE — The city of Evening Shade will present its first Art Show and Craft Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the school gymnasium, located on Main Street. Vendors will display local art, crafts of all kinds, baked goods and other …

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  • Bake sale to benefit youth

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church youth group in Sidney will host a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Market in Melbourne and Cave City and at Mark’s Pharmacy and the Son Shine Shoppe, both in Melbourne. Donations will go toward …

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  • Student named to ‘Who’s Who’

    JONESBORO — Twenty-eight outstanding upper-level students at Arkansas State University have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for 2014‑15, according to a news release. “Who’s Who Among Students, an organization recognized on campuses across the nation, holds …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 15, 1995.

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  • Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year

    LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 29th annual survey, it will cost $46.23 …

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  • Man sentenced to 70 years in machete deaths

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer. A jury made up of seven women and five men deliberated nearly two hours Thursday before returning …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Katie Allen, Justin Bowen, Kaleb Burdin, Jonathan Callahan, Sydney Caraway, Daesha Childress, Lydia Collier, …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Junior High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Trevor Anderson, Ashlyn Blevins, Elizabeth Bullington, Blake Duncan, Natasha Hightower, Aliyha …

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  • Eight years after crash, driver still amazes doctors

    DESHA — Randy McIntosh is 28 years old. That’s eight years longer than any doctor ever imagined he would live, considering his incredible car crash in July of 2006 that crushed his skull and broke numerous bones in his body, all requiring multiple surgeries over …

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  • Pioneer collapses, flown to Children’s

    Max Rucker, a 15-year-old sophomore football player for the Batesville Pioneers, collapsed just after the start of practice Wednesday afternoon and was in stable condition in Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock this morning. “It’s a condition Max has in his heart. He was in …

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  • Trafficking defendant claims rights violated

    A man accused of drug trafficking did not testify during his suppression hearing, but with the aid of an interpreter listened while his defense attorney argued his civil rights were violated and the prosecutor claimed all rules and regulations were followed. The case involves Miguel …

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  • Homeowners report thefts

    While Jerry Page was in the process of moving his personal belongings from Little Rock to a Batesville mobile home, someone else was moving them out. Page told Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter that he went to his new residence around 1 p.m. Tuesday to …

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