• West Magnet’s Science Day

    West Magnet Elementary students participate in 4-H National Youth Science Day. Fourth-graders facilitated by Linda Latus, Independence County 4-H program assistant, and teacher Vaughanda Bowie designed and built an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a pay load of food to natural disaster victims as part …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 31, 1995.

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  • Ozarka offers free GED classes

    MELBOURNE— Free GED classes are currently being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Classes in Ash Flat are on Mondays …

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  • Choir students compete

    MELBOURNE — Choir students at Melbourne High School recently traveled to Nettleton to compete in Arkansas’ All-Region Choir tryouts, an event that strives to select the finest musicians and singers possible from secondary schools across the state. More than 350 choir students participated in the …

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  • CARTI introduces low-dose lung cancer CT screening

    CARTI has introduced a low-dose screening to catch lung cancer at an earlier stage. In Arkansas, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Nationally, lung cancer accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, primarily …

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  • Kelley pens ‘Diary of a State: 1860’

    Arkansas public historian Ron Kelley, author of the column “Arkansas in the Civil War,” has announced the publication of his new book, “Diary of a State: 1860.” This volume records more than 170 pages of newspaper editorials, literature and other information found in 1860 newspapers …

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  • SR students study watersheds

    SULPHUR ROCK — Students at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary recently gathered data for an environmental study in which they learned about the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico watersheds. Baxter received a Louisiana Environmental Education Commission District 6 Grant to attend a workshop at the …

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  • 5 killed in crash

    HOPE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say five people from Indiana were killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 30 in southwest Arkansas. State police say the collision happened Tuesday night near Hope. According to a preliminary report, the van veered into …

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  • Record 52 elk taken

    JASPER (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a record 52 elk were harvested by hunters during Arkansas’ recent elk seasons. Elk program coordinator Wes Wright says the elk were taken during two five-day seasons in October and breaks the record of 44 …

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  • Arrests made in connection with burned body in car

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burned car at Cabin Creek Park. The office said in a news release Wednesday that a man wanted in the case …

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  • 1 of 2 men accused in child sex assault is sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — One of two men who authorities say sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to five years of probation. Leon Russell, 54, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in exchanged for the suspended sentence. He must also …

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  • NTSB releases report on train collision

    BRENTWOOD (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger excursion train …

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