• Couple impersonates DHS workers

    WALDRON (AP) — Authorities are investigating an attempted scam in western Arkansas in which two people tried to impersonate Department of Human Services employees. DHS said Wednesday that a man and a woman identified themselves as DHS adult protective services employees and tried to gain …

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  • Jonesboro school shooter loses appeal attempt

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of two people convicted in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings has been turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal of drug and gun convictions out of Fayetteville. Mitchell Johnson was arrested during a 2007 traffic stop for illegally …

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  • Old Independence Regional Museum sets senior programs

    A free series of programs for seniors will be offered by the staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum at 10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month, according to Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “The next program will be Tuesday and will focus on …

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  • Child care fair to be held Tuesday in Newport

    NEWPORT — A child care provider information fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Business Resource Center, located at 201 Hazel St. in Newport. Staff of Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas and the Jackson County Licensing Specialists will be …

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  • Folk Center offers craft workshops

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will present several craft workshops during the spring break session of March 24-29. Available will be workshops in weaving, gardening, basket making, broom tying, rag doll making, embroidery, printing, soap making, leather working, wood carving, spinning, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “The Hanging Tree” showed at the Melba Theatre in Batesville in 1959. The movie, based on a story by Western writer Dorothy M. Johnson, starred Gary Cooper as Doc Frail, Karl Malden as Frenchy, Maria Schell as Elizabeth, George C. Scott as Grubb and Ben …

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  • Boards announce meetings

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board, the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Revolving Loan Fund Committee have been scheduled for Tuesday in the Student Community Center on the campus …

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  • Library displays vintage toasters

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library is displaying a collection of vintage toasters during the month of March. The collection is on loan from Penelope Hadley of Williford. Hadley began collecting early electric toasters while living in Denver. “I found them in junk shops for …

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  • Arkansas is now National Coordinating state for EMAC

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas became the National Coordinating State for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact — the national state-to-state mutual aid system — on March 10, according to a news release. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is now responsible for monitoring nationwide events …

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  • UA System trustees approve online initiative

    FORT SMITH (AP) — University of Arkansas System trustees on Thursday approved formation of an online university that will draw on campuses within the system and compete with for-profit schools that are popular with older, working students. System President Donald Bobbitt and his staff developed …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1994.

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  • LRRAS to discuss broad-leaf defoliators

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present a program about insect defoliators of broad-leaf trees at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. Dr. Jim Solomon will be the speaker. A Dutch-treat dinner will be at 5. Door prizes will be …

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