• ICC plans blood drive

    BROCKWELL — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on the campus of Izard County Consolidated high school from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the fine arts complex. The school hopes to have more than 50 units of donated blood. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 12, 1995.

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  • Holiday spending tips offered

    Credit Counseling of Arkansas, a nonprofit entity, has offered holiday spending tips. When it comes to holiday spending, planning ahead is absolutely essential. A basic budget of how much can be spent can prevent the headache of holiday overspending in the following months. Of course, …

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  • Mid-South Community College considers merger

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System. Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, …

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  • More than cookies: Girl Scouts visit nursing home, veterans

    Girl Scouts Troop 3091 treated area veterans at Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home in Batesville Tuesday, bringing cookies specific to their dietary needs in honor of Veterans Day. Members of the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary troop, which includes Raelyn Ganzer, Michaela Box, Molly Moore and Lexus …

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  • Stabbing report found to be fake

    MELBOURNE — A man who called police and said he’d been stabbed was arrested for filing a false report of criminal wrongdoing, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies Phil Story and Ed Sollock responded early Veterans Day morning to a residence south of …

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  • Flu clinic rescheduled for Friday

    The Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health has rescheduled its flu vaccination clinic for Friday, announced Sonia Nix, county administrator. Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department office, 120 Weaver Ave. “We will …

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  • Inmate damages camera

    A security camera took the brunt of an inmate’s aggression Thursday, resulting in officers being called to the Independence County jail shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report filed by the sheriff’s office. Jailer Jason Bryant told Deputy Jordan Turner that he witnessed inmate …

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  • Disaster planners to meet

    The Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in case …

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  • Machete attack trial to begin

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith is to begin in Sebastian County Circuit Court. The capital murder trial of 21-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey was to begin today after a jury was selected last …

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  • Worker injured in cotton gin accident

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a worker has been hospitalized after getting his arm stuck in a cotton gin. Bay Police Chief Paul Keith says the 68-year-old man was flown to a Memphis hospital after the Saturday night accident. Keith said firefighters …

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  • Seeking Santas for seniors

    Christmas cheer will be brought to senior citizens who may not otherwise enjoy the season due to lack of finances or family nearby, thanks to a program by Home Instead Senior Care along with local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce. Names of seniors who …

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