• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 24, 1995.

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  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids …

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  • ATM fees continue to climb, according to survey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey …

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  • Winners at district fair announced

    MELBOURNE — The North Central Arkansas District Horse Show was held Sept. 24 at the fairgrounds near Melbourne with 115 entries. Winners included: Miniature ponies — Grayson Melton, first; and Lesley Jennings, second. Ponies — Samantha Franks, grand champion and first; Zachery Collins, reserve grand …

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  • Refuge expansion scrapped

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped its plans to gradually buy land to nearly double the size of a wildlife refuge in southeast Arkansas, citing a lack of funds and local support. The federal agency had proposed adding about …

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  • Best school gardens lauded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has recognized a Springdale elementary school as having the best school garden in the state. The department and lending company Farm Credit announced the winners of the Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest on Tuesday. …

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  • Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather Thursday as a band of thunderstorms forms along a cold front moving through the state. Forecasters say the best chances for storms will be late …

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  • 2nd project under way at UACCB

    A local college will soon have dual construction projects going up. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new firefighter training/workforce training center to be located inside the old daycare building, which is located in the northeast corner of the campus, behind the library …

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  • Poacher busted for drugs

    A stakeout by local wildlife officers netted two men hunting out of season Friday morning. Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers Ryan Nast and Shad Pearce reportedly encountered two men illegally hunting around 9:30 a.m. and requested Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll come to …

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  • Blown engine ends high-speed chase

    A high-speed chase involving two police cars and a pickup truck Monday night ended near Sulphur Rock when the truck driver blew his engine. Pleasant Plains Marshal Mark Clark initially stopped Larry M. Justice, 38, of Rounds Road, around 10:15 for speeding, 71 miles per …

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  • Cave City student expelled

    CAVE CITY — An eighth-grade boy was expelled for one calendar year from Cave City school beginning last week for a drug-related offense, said Superintendent Steven Green. The expulsion was Sept. 22, the same night as the school’s annual report to the public. The student …

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  • Women’s Health Expo announced

    First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have again partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a fresh approach to women’s health. HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo will be presented from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University of Arkansas Community …

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