• College enrollment down 1 percent in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sharp drop in students at two-year colleges led to a one percent decline in overall total enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities for the fall semester of 2014, according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department for Higher Education. …

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  • Roller-Crouch honored

    Roller-Crouch Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association with the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 151 firms from around the world received this recognition, placing Roller-Crouch Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award …

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  • WRMC named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

    With Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, it was a great time for White River Medical Center to receive the news that it has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. WRMC is one of four facilities in …

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  • Ozarka College offers free GED practice through Friday

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has received information concerning a free option for students to take the GED READY practice GED test. The free version will only be available for a limited time. Currently, students must score a 9.0 on the Test of Adult Basic Education …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 20, 1995.

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  • Casey Abrams to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Admission is free, and no tickets are …

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  • Abduction survivor speaks at Harding University

    SEARCY (AP) — A renowned survivor of a kidnapping and sexual abuse in Utah said it says a lot about a place to have an abuse relief establishment like Searcy’s Child Safety Center. Elizabeth Smart said after she endured abuse for nine months at the …

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  • Life in America – Nigerian couple discuss cultural differences

    In Nigeria, a man gives money to a women he wants to marry and their families choose the wedding date. Women do not smoke nor do they wear pants to church. Boys as young as 12 can help make decisions for the community. Adults are …

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  • $500K bond set for child rape suspect

    MELBOURNE — Beth Dickerson had no plans to show up for court. The 31-year-old Izard County woman told one of her victims she was looking at 35 to life after she learned she was wanted for rape of a 12-year-old boy and sexual contact with …

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  • Hysterical woman forces intruder out

    An officer arrived on College Street in Batesville Thursday morning to find a half-naked hysterical woman who said she had gotten out of the shower and found a stranger in her living room. Independence County Officer Bret Ward said he was dispatched to the residence …

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  • Juvenile charged in bomb threat

    A local juvenile connected to a bomb threat at a school in Fort Smith has been charged in juvenile court with first-degree conspiracy to commit terroristic threatening. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Fort Smith Police Department after the Southside High …

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  • 3 arrested for delivering drugs

    ASH FLAT — Three Cave City residents were arrested Tuesday for dealing drugs, according to a news release. Tressa Winters, 29, was arrested for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class C felony, two counts of delivery within 1,000 feet of …

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