• Melbourne approves personnel

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board met in special session June 30 to hire personnel. Those who were offered contracts included cafeteria employees Vicki Tolar, a former custodial employee, and Peggy McSpadden along with daycare director Amanda Bledsoe, a former elementary teacher; elementary teacher Amy …

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  • Newark council moves meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council has moved its regular monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. The council normally meets the second Tuesday of the month.

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  • Cousins/Friends to meet Saturday

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE —The 28th annual Cousins & Friends Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village (south entrance), 175 Spur (watch for signs). “This year’s reunion will honor Anna Pearl Moore Roberts, surviving sister …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 30, 1995.

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  • Student awarded degree

    Meredith Leigh McKinney of Batesville has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Hendrix College in Conway, according to a news release. The daughter of Tim and Joan McKinney, she is a 2010 Batesville High School graduate and the …

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  • Local student receives doctorate

    ATLANTA —  A local resident has received a degree from the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Benjamin Wadley of Batesville received a doctor of law.

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  • Group wants term limits imposed on Congress

    A grassroots movement is working to bypass Congress and impose term limits on career politicians, saying the longer politicians are allowed to stay in office the more likely they are to become corrupt. Term Limits for U.S. Congress is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, national grassroots movement …

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  • At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday …

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  • Retired UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    PORTLAND, Maine — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed …

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  • Eastern storms leave 5 dead, 200K without power

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds swept through a number of Eastern states, killing five people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and leaving nearly 200,000 without power today, officials said. In central New York, four people died after the storms hit the …

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  • UAMS receives federal funding to train doctors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $900,000 in federal funding for its training program for new primary care physicians at its regional center in Fort Smith known as UAMS West. The grant from the Affordable Care Act was …

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