• Caring Hands Hospice plans memorial service

    Caring Hands Hospice will host its annual memorial service from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at White River Medical Center, Conference Room C. The service celebrates the lives of those who were cared for by hospice as well as all individuals from the area who …

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  • Students recreate history

    MELBOURNE — History recently came to life for students at the Melbourne School District that included the American Revolution, Civil War South and the Nile in Egypt. Rickey Pittman, award-winning writer, poet and storyteller who is dubbed the “Bard of the South,” told students about …

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  • WRAAA to meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The White River Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs.

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  • Ozarka official named to advisory board

    MELBOURNE — Dr. Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College, has accepted an invitation to serve as an advisory board member on the Graduate Advisory Board for Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University’s Parks College. Parks College educates graduate students to become leaders in …

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  • Senate gives old PCs to Ark. schools

    STRAWBERRY (AP) — A handful of computers no longer used at the U.S. Senate are going to five rural schools in Arkansas. The office of Sen. John Boozman takes part in the chamber’s Computers for Schools program. Computers no longer used in the Senate are …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1995.

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  • ADEQ launches app

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has launched a mobile application that will allow users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards directly from some smart phones. “Our inspectors do a great job, but they can’t be everywhere,” Ryan Benefield, interim director, said. “Enabling …

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  • How to choose a new cellphone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there’s likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things …

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  • Tussle leads to arrest

    Paying child support might have been cheaper than a bond. Frankie Allen Watkins, 42, of Batesville was taken into custody after he ran and later fought with a police officer. Independence County Deputy Jordan Turner said he was dispatched to 950 Elm St. to speak …

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  • Playground fire nets $2,000 in damages

    A woman passing by the Batesville preschool called to report a fire on the playground area that resulted in $2,000 worth of damage. Independence County Officer Michael Darr said he was called to 1900 Lyon St. Tuesday after dispatch said it had received two calls …

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  • Man who bought SS card charged with sexual indecency

    A man who purchased a Social Security card 10 years ago has been charged with felonies related to sexual indecency with a child. Miguel Guzman-Guerra, aka Joel Ortiz, is being held on a $50,000 bond after he admitted to having sex numerous times with a …

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  • Woman hands baby to stranger after assault

    A terrified woman who handed off her 5-month-old child to a stranger in order to rescue her other children had just fought off the man who arrived with a bag filled with black gloves, leg shackles, tape and knives. Michael Tyler Vaughn, 22, of Pleasant …

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