• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 23, 1994.

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  • ‘Birth of Ozarks’ to be topic

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem & Mineral Club will hear about the “Birth of the Ozarks” when it meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center at 20 Omaha Circle in Cherokee Village, said publicity director Lynn Maxedon. Dr. Freda Cruse Hardison of …

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  • Gospel concert to be held in memory of pastor

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Calvin LeGrand with Heartland Singers and Touched by the Master will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Community Church, located at 213 W. Victor St. in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The service will be in memory of Charles Kelly, …

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  • Little Miss Central Arkansas pageant scheduled

    BENTON — The Little Miss Central Arkansas Pageant will be held Saturday at the Senior Adult Community Center in Benton. This is an official preliminary to the Little Miss Arkansas Pageant. The pageant is open to any Arkansas girl from birth through 17 years. The …

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  • ASU will open photography exhibit of Japanese-American relocation camp

    JONESBORO — As World War II was nearing an end in 1945, Japanese-American internees at Arkansas’ Rohwer relocation camp held an art exhibit featuring the work of camp residents. A photographer was invited to the event and approximately 200 black-and-white photographs were taken of camp …

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  • ‘12 Years a Slave’ rises up at Oscars, wins best picture

    LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to …

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  • 29 accused of cockfighting

    KELSO (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says officers have discovered a suspected cockfighting operation in Desha County. The commission says 29 people were arrested Sunday in a rural area of Desha County near Kelso. The commission said in a statement today that …

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  • High court to look at inmate’s right to grow beard

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an Arkansas prison inmate must be allowed to grow a short beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The justices said today they will hear an appeal from inmate Gregory Holt, who says his …

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  • Animal breeding site raided

    JEFFERSON (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County say they have confiscated 140 dogs, 20 horses and other animals from an animal breeding operation. Officials say the animals were living in filthy conditions. The Thursday raid also involved 11 exotic birds, 19 chickens and multiple cats, …

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  • Polar Plunge – Event raises $7K

    With temperatures in the mid-60s it felt more like summer than winter at the 13th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday. Approximately 170 people gathered at the White River sandbar to cheer on 40 plungers who made up 13 teams. The event is a fundraiser for …

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  • Economic commission discusses projects

    It’s a no-go for an airplane parts manufacturer and restaurant. The news was announced Thursday by Larry Jones, Independence County Economic Development director, in a meeting of the Independence County Economic Development Commission. Jones has said he has been working, trying to bring the new …

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  • Woman arrested for bogus call; said people were tied up in shed

    Calling to say people were tied up in a shed led to the arrest of an Oil Trough woman. Officer Anthony Carter said he was told Wednesday night by dispatch that a woman named Patricia Hubbard had called to say there were several people in …

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