• Latin concert fun, educational for Melbourne students

    MELBOURNE — For more than a decade, Melbourne High School students have been entertained by the Latin sounds of Puerto Rico through singer, songwriter and actor Ennio Emmanuel. With the primary objective of promoting the study of the Spanish language through music, Emmanuel began traveling …

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  • Donations sought

    LITTLE ROCK — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has offered three reasons for cleaning out closets and donating the items to Goodwill: • When donating to Goodwill, the revenue stays in the state and helps Arkansans get jobs. According to statistics, 96 percent of Goodwill’s funding …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H A Christmas party and meeting of the Independence County 4-H Horse Club and Cedar Ridge Livestock Club was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Eleven members, nine parents and two adult 4-H leaders attended. A business meeting was held, and a song …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 9, 2003.

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  • Semi-truck crash creates delays

    A semi-truck crash that occurred just minutes before noon Tuesday snarled traffic on Highway 167 for hours.

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  • Rocket Shot Targets invented in Hardy

    HARDY — Earlier this year Harry Shackelford was sitting at his kitchen table and sipping a cup of coffee when he pitched one of his invention ideas to his grandson. The 82-year-old said he has had hundreds of “notions” during his lifetime but never took …

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  • Grant helps day care open in CC

    CAVE CITY — Christine Cunningham has a heart for children. Before opening her Lil’ Cavemen Preschool and Daycare, she and her husband fostered 73 children over a three-year period. “I started this business in my home,” Cunningham said. “But we live out in the middle …

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  • Lifeplus finds ’tis better to give

    Employees at Lifeplus have found Christmas doesn’t come from a store and indeed means a little bit more, as the saying goes. Approximately 150 employees at Lifeplus are making a difference in the lives of 31 local children, thanks to purchases for the Angel Tree. …

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  • Teen arrested in stolen credit card case

    A Salado teen, Trinity James Dyer, 19, of Firehouse Road is facing three felony charges relating to the use of a stolen credit card last month, according to a court affidavit. In the affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims said that on Nov. 24 …

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  • New assisted living planned

    Citizens Bank completed and signed a $4 million bond agreement on Monday with the city of Batesville Facilities Board to finance the construction of Woodcrest, a new assisted living center to be located on Neeley Street in Batesville. Groundbreaking is scheduled for January 2015 and …

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  • WRHS has big response to inaugural Casino Night

    White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation recently raised more than $25,000 at the inaugural Casino Night event. With a theme that embraced the roaring ’20s time period, the event hosted more than 140 guests, many of whom were dressed as ’20s-themed characters. The event, held …

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  • Boy accidentally shot

    RAVENDEN (AP) — Police in northeast Arkansas say a 7-year-old boy has been wounded by another boy while target shooting. Ravenden Police Chief Tim McComas said Tuesday that the boy had minor surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. He says the victim …

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