• Melbourne board approves calendar, submits waiver request

    MELBOURNE — Winter weather has meant 16 missed days for the Melbourne School District and now the school is seeking a waiver request from the Arkansas Department of Education for six of those days. “If the waiver is approved, our last day will be May …

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  • Head Start accepting applications

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will hold registration for Head Start, a free preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by Aug. 1. “NADC Head Start offers kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms; experienced, certified teachers; nutritious, USDA-approved meals; and children with …

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  • Area EHCs seek members

    Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations located in 75 Arkansas counties. Their mission is to empower individuals and help families improve their quality of life. EH clubs use the latest …

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  • Artist’s work on displayed in Little Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Barbara Carlson, a fiber artist from Calico Rock, will have two of her portrait art quilts displayed in the Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition in Little Rock. Carlson is an art quilting teacher and specializes in portrait quilts. Members in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 3, 1994.

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  • Heber Springs student wins at symposium

    HOT SPRINGS — Kevin Fialkowski, a senior from Heber Springs, won first place in the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts West Central Regional Science Fair and Senior Research Symposium, according to a news release. The two competitions are the culmination of yearlong …

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  • Local students receive degrees

    CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas recently conferred 537 undergraduate degrees and 170 graduate degrees during two fall commencement ceremonies, according to a news release. Area graduates include: Bachelor of science  Batesville — Wilson Earnheart, Amanda Grant, Adam Murphree Bachelor of arts Batesville — Erica Hudson …

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  • Garrison awarded WBC scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lauren Garrison of Batesville has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Garrison is a senior at Batesville High School. She is the daughter …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Raise Your Glass to St. Patrick’s Day Recipes St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! One year, I was in New York City for “the shamrock holiday” and was able to watch the parade walk up 5th Avenue. What a great experience that was …

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  • California pushes to finish driverless car rules

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology: get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. By the end of the year, the Department of Motor Vehicles must write rules to regulate …

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  • Trivia game night raises money for humane society

    Who was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired? What novel has over 550 characters and took more than six years to complete? What is the state flower of Arkansas? Who is the winningest football coach in Arkansas Razorback history? …

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  • Search reveals no illegal items

    Within minutes of entering one of the pods more than one of the inmates was cuffed and on the floor. A team of officers, assisted with two eager canines, moved quickly into the chambers and removed and restrained inmates as they gave the cells a …

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