• Teen arrested in murder

    STUTTGART (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in eastern Arkansas. Police were called to an address around 5 p.m. Tuesday and found Ray Daniel Ruffin shot once in the chest. He was taken by ambulance to …

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  • Church offers special-needs VBS class

    A local church is holding vacation Bible school next week and for the first time is offering a class for children with special needs. VBS starts Sunday and will run through Thursday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 E. Main St. in downtown …

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  • Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — The Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion will be Saturday in the cafeteria on the Charlotte school campus starting at 10 a.m. and a program at 11. Hawg’s barbecue will be catered for lunch at $10 a plate at 11:30 in order to raise money for …

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  • Students MASH it up

    Hot dogs are the worst piece of food for children to choke on. If a person can make sounds, they’re not necessarily “choking” and while careers in health care will always be needed, they’re not to be taken lightly. With more than 20 years experience …

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  • Board OKs server upgrades

    In case of emergency the Batesville School District wants to be prepared and that includes safeguarding its data infrastructure. On Monday night the school board approved the purchase of a natural gas server generator and panel upgrade at a cost totaling $11,217 with warranty. The …

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  • Chamber attends conference

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce staff attended the Arkansas State Chamber summer conference recently in Heber Springs, according to a news release. Among the conference workshop topics were economic development, member retention, chambers as liaisons during natural disaster recovery and festivals. Gubernatorial candidates Mike …

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  • Fulton Co. Fair set for next week

    SALEM — The 2014 Fulton County Fair will be held Monday through Aug. 2 in Salem. This year’s theme is “Where Everyone Wins.” Due to the loss of the Civic Center Building from ice and snow buildup last winter, all beauty pageants will be held …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 15, 1995.

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  • Sharp Co. Historical Society announces quarterly meeting

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Company in Ash Flat. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Dale Mobley, special guest speaker, will …

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  • Lockdown blamed on mistaken ID

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual. Officials said Thursday the 6,100-acre base was …

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  • Vacation Bible schools scheduled

    Calvary Baptist Vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Aug. 1 with a free supper beginning at 5:30 each evening at Calvary Baptist Church. Children age 3 through sixth grade (just completed) will experience “Agency D3 Discover Decide Defend” …

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  • Immigrant kids being placed with sponsors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The federal government says well more than 100 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States. The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday of …

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