• Dealership promotes 2

    The Wood Family Dealership has announced that Phil Brissey is now the general sales manager with an emphasis on the General Motors line and Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, according to a news release. “Phil has been an integral part of our organization for …

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  • Gem club to hear about carvings

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s upcoming program is Qing Dynasty Stone Carvings, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said president Lynn Maxedon. The Qing Dynasty was from 1644-1911. “Our speaker is Belinda D. Fish, director …

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  • County offices to close

    All Independence County offices will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday for a memorial service for the Honorable Judge John Norman Harkey, according to a news release from Independence County Judge Robert Griffin’s office.

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  • Hutchinson Mountain to host carnival

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A carnival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. Activities will include Keller bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, ring toss, balloon darts, pick up ducks and candy walk. All activities may be enjoyed for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 23, 1995.

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  • Prayer Shawl group changes meeting dates 

    The Prayer Shawl group at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church is now meeting at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Those who would like to learn to knit or crochet or who already have these skills are welcome. Besides prayer shawls, …

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  • Radio operation classes announced

    SEARCY — The North Central Arkansas Amateur Radio Service will host an entry-level amateur radio operators class at Gum Springs Fire Department, located at 2320 Highway 267 South. The class will meet from 6 to 9 tonight and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 …

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  • ASU offers CDA credential course

    JONESBORO — Childhood Services at Arkansas State University has announced it will conduct training for interested individuals in the Newport area who would like to earn the Child Development Associate credential. Libby James, program coordinator, explained that the nationally recognized CDA credentialing process has the …

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  • Former ASU baseball players helping kids

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Andy Runyan and Murray Watts learned important life lessons growing up playing sports. Together, the former Arkansas State baseball players are hoping to ensure that any child who wants to play sports will get the same chances they received. In a world …

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  • Life-Size Dorothy, Toto LEGO models truly prove there’s no place like home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One-of-a-kind Dorothy and Toto Lego models claim Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City as their permanent home. Making their public debut on Friday, August 1st, the life-size Dorothy and Toto Lego models will add to Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City’s current …

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  • Jessieville superintendent resigns

    JESSIEVILLE (AP) — The superintendent of the Jessieville School District has resigned more than a week after being arrested in Texas for driving while intoxicated. Andy Curry’s resignation was announced Saturday night following a 90 minute special school board meeting that was held behind closed …

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  • Shooting said to be self-defense

    CEDARVILLE (AP) — Arkansas authorities are investing the death of a man in what they say is a self-defense shooting in Cedarville. Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune said the shooting happened Saturday afternoon. He says it appears a man was trying to break into …

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