• Craft Fest to be held 

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. More than 70 booths will …

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  • Website helps fight exploitation

    WASHINGTON — The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, under the direction of Morality in Media, now has a central website, www.EndExploitationMovement.com, to help the public find help and resources in the fight against sexual exploitation and to serve as the hub for leaders in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 6, 1995.

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  • Casey Kasem was island of calm in swirl of pop music

    LOS ANGELES — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio …

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  • Paragould teacher finds old scrapbooks in closet

    PARAGOULD (AP) — In late May, School of the 21st Century teacher Sara Nelson-Bassett unearthed a time capsule while cleaning out her classroom’s closet. She discovered five scrapbooks tucked deep inside the closet, apparently unseen by anyone for years. The books range in age from …

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  • Shooting range opened in Newton Co.

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has opened a new shooting range near the small Newton County community of Deer. Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape says having the range allows his deputies to maintain their law enforcement standards without having to drive long …

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  • Parents sue Walmart, police over shoplifting suspicion

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a mentally disabled woman are suing Walmart and police after she was stopped for suspected shoplifting at a Detroit-area store. Wendy Kozma of Novi said her 25-year-old daughter, Jodi, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, now …

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  • 2 jailed for defacing police memorial

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Authorities say two women have been arrested for vandalizing the new Fallen Officers Memorial in West Memphis. According to police, the women allegedly etched words into the memorial while their children threw rocks at the wall. One of the women reportedly …

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  • Recycling could mean big bucks — but more people need to participate. Independence one of few counties that provides pickup

    Trash can tell a lot about a person — the food he eats, the health problems he may have, the vacations he takes. But for Independence County officials recently it was a chance to determine just how well residents recycle and how they don’t. Lifting …

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  • City considers tornado warning systems – Fire chief: Sirens owned by county

    Five years ago, the county came to the decision that the tornado sirens were old, outdated and obsolete, and it would not be cost efficient to keep them up to date. When it was time for a new warning system, the Independence County Office of …

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  • Vendors, activities set for Saturday

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and will feature several merchants and activities in the pocket park. Vendors and their goods are scheduled to include: Garden Girl Produce of Pleasant Plains — squash, zucchini, onions; Freckle Face …

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  • New owner plans for growth at Fox Creek

    Since its inception in the 1990s with a mobile barbecue stand traveling to fairs, festivals and private parties, Fox Creek BBQ has always had a reputation for great food. That reputation built by Bill Daum and his wife, Jane, led to a permanent location on …

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