• Alcohol rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have turned down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have legalized alcohol sales in all 75 counties. Backers of the proposal had argued that Arkansas’ current patchwork of wet and dry counties is archaic and that legalizing alcohol sales …

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  • Voters hike minimum wage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have approved a ballot measure that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017. The proposal on Tuesday’s ballot had enjoyed widespread support from Democrats and some Republican candidates, too. Democrats had pushed the wage increase, …

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  • Adding issues to be tougher

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have made it tougher for petition-gatherers to place issues on the ballot. Under current guidelines, backers of ballot issues must give the state a certain number of signatures by a deadline. If they do, they are given an extra …

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  • Term limits revised

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say state lawmakers can stay in office longer in return for tougher ethics rules. Voters Tuesday revised term limits put in place in 1993. Legislators now can stay in office up to 16 years, as either a House member …

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  • State under GOP control

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015. The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races. In the 35-member Senate, Republicans …

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  • 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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