• Veto power approved

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say it’s OK for members of the Legislature to have veto power over administrative rules changes imposed by state agencies. Legislators last year placed on Tuesday’s ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to give state House and Senate committees the …

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  • 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair begins Friday

    The 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Commercial Building at the Independence County Fairgrounds. Several new vendors from the …

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  • Group encourages ‘Wear Purple Wednesdays’

    The Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is asking residents to participate in Wear Purple Wednesdays throughout this month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In 1997 President Bill Clinton named …

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  • Ozarka plans culinary courses for November

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will be hosting two culinary continuing education courses in November. Both classes will take place in the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. The first class will be “Holiday Makeover 2014,” according to …

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  • Pfeiffer group gives jelly-making demo

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the club house near Pfeiffer. Lou Rooks will give a demonstration on how to make jelly. Samples will be given. The event is open to the public.

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  • Imperial Dinner Theatre to present ‘Haint’

    POCAHONTAS — The Imperial Dinner Theatre will present the play “Haint” by Justin Asher Friday through Nov. 16. Reclusive Mercy Seer (played by Andee Evers) lives alone and set apart in a cabin in the Ozark Mountains with a void in her soul where her …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 30, 1995.

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  • Griffin wins lt. gov. race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has been elected Arkansas’ new lieutenant governor. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in Tuesday’s contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics …

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  • Congressman gets 3rd term

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has been elected to his third term representing northwest Arkansas in the U.S. House. Womack faced no Democratic opposition in Tuesday’s election. He defeated Libertarian Grant Brand, who did not raise any money in his campaign. …

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  • Martin beats Inman for Secretary of State

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state has been elected to another four-year term. Mark Martin defeated longtime Pulaski County election official Susan Inman in balloting Tuesday. Martin had been elected during a Republican surge four years ago, after serving in the Legislature. …

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  • Milligan takes treasurer race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Dennis Milligan has been elected as Arkansas’ new state treasurer. Milligan now serves as Saline County circuit clerk and is a former chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party. He defeated Democrat Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian Chris Hayes in Tuesday’s …

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  • Thurston re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Land Commissioner John Thurston has been re-elected to a second term in office. Thurston defeated Democrat Mark Robertson and Libertarian Elvis D. Presley in Tuesday’s contest. Thurston became the first Republican to serve as Arkansas’ land commissioner when he was …

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