• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 14, 2003.

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  • Deadline approaches for Child Safety Poster Contest

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a reminder of the approaching deadline for the Child Safety Poster Contest, an annual contest sponsored by the attorney general’s office. “As your attorney general, I am committed to protecting our children, and what better …

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  • Boozman seeks stories about importance of school choice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, an original cosponsor of a Senate-passed resolution supporting National School Choice Week, is inviting stories from Arkansans about why school choice is important to them. The resolution designates the week of Jan. 25 through 31 as National School …

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  • Big Foot Connections

    NORFORK — The focal point in Clifford LaBrecque’s home isn’t a fireplace, big- screen TV or scenic view: It’s a life-size replica of Big Foot. Labrecque’s curiosity over the “large wild-man creature” dates back to when he was around 11 and was a “poor as …

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  • Dispatch may relocate: 911 going to college?

    It isn’t in writing yet, but Independence County’s still-yet-to-be-formed 911 dispatch department may be making a move to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that he had been advised by the Arkansas Crime Information Center …

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  • Pulling knife on officer ends in arrest

    Frankie A. Watkins said he was opening a package of beef jerky with his knife when the car he was riding in was stopped by a cop. Watkins, 44, of Lyon Street, who had an outstanding warrant, said he simply got out of the car …

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  • C-Ridge student signs with Lyon

      A Cedar Ridge High School senior recently made his intentions known. Blake Caldwell has accepted a scholarship to join the trap team at Lyon College for the 2015-16 academic year. He recently signed with the college while joined by family members Shawn and Kerri …

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  • Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 12 years

    WALNUT RIDGE  — The driver who crashed into a bridge at Jesup, killing a Cave City woman, then fled the scene has been sentenced to prison, according to published reports. Daniel Walling of Cave City was sentenced to 12 years in the Arkansas Department of …

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  • Road closed for repair

    CAVE CITY — Flat Rock Road, approximately 1,000 feet from the intersection of Peter Martin Hill Road, at Cave City will be closed until further notice for bridge repair, Sharp County road superintendent Dan Melbourne said.

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  • Sweet makers sought

    Old Independence Regional Museum will hold a Valentine’s Day contest fundraiser to raise money for operations. “Love Bites” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the museum. Contestants must bring 150 bite-sized pieces of their dessert to the museum. First place will win …

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  • Singing to be held Saturday

    CAVE CITY — The Spring River Association Singing will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church, located at 707 Highway 167 near Cave City. There will be special music as well as congregational singing. All churches of the Spring River Missionary Baptist …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 2003.

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