• Historical society to hold meeting

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Historical Society will have its fall quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at First National Banking Company Community Room in Ash Flat. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Guest speaker Mary Cooper Miller, a member of …

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  • Parkinson’s group to meet

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Suite B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, located inside White River Medical Center at Batesville. Several speakers will discuss Parkinson’s. The …

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  • Creech family reunion slated at Hutchinson Mountain

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Descendants and other relatives of Jeff Creech and Ora Lee Ellis Creech, formerly of the Hutchinson Mountain community, will have a reunion at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. The event is open to all friends and family. For more …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 15, 1995.

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  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. …

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  • Trains nearly repaired after crash

    WINSLOW (AP) — An Arkansas & Missouri Railroad spokesman says two trains involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen people could soon be up and running again. Ron Sparks said the engines are in a repair shop but could be operational as …

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  • Chubby Menard Pancake Day is Thursday

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club estimates that it has served more than 100,000 pancakes in the 40-plus years it has been hosting the annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day. The day is named in honor of Chubby Menard who was elected president of the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Deer hunter shot

    Brothers Ronald and Donald Jenkins were deer hunting Saturday morning when Ronald heard a nearby gunshot and a scream. His brother had been shot. Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said the brothers, ages 61 and 60, respectively, were hunting just east of Batesville around 9:45 …

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  • 2 face battery charges

    MELBOURNE — Separate cases of domestic battery have resulted in two arrests by Izard County police, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. A Melbourne woman was arrested Oct. 16 for domestic battery after an altercation with her daughter. Delores Jean McNealy, 37, faces a charge of …

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  • Ozarka sets health fair

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its Health, Safety and Wellness Fair, with more than 40 vendors, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka in Melbourne. “The Ozarka LPN Program is very excited about hosting our …

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  • Board touts interim director, discusses retention

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is on the lookout for a new vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, but the role hasn’t gone unfilled since the retirement of the previous title holder, Brian Berry. When Chancellor Deborah Frazier called Dr. …

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  • Thousands across state cast ballots

    LITTLE ROCK — Thousands of Arkansas residents took advantage of early voting Monday in a closely watched midterm election highlighted by an expensive U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls the chamber. Nearly 22,000 voters had cast a ballot by late afternoon as …

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