• Suet bird feeder class offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will demonstrate how to make a suet bird feeder from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A suet feeder provides an excellent energy source for birds and offers hours of bird watching enjoyment, a news release states. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 19, 1994.

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  • Former local resident’s work featured in NY theater fest

    MANHATTAN — The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Next Link Project musicals for its 11th annual festival and a Batesville playwright is among 10 winners selected to participate. This year’s festival is July 7-27 in Manhattan. The Next Link Project is …

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  • Lyon names students to Dean’s List

    Lyon College has named 75 students to its Dean’s List in recognition of their academic achievement during the fall 2013 semester. Students must attain a 3.75 grade-point-average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours in a semester to be placed on the Dean’s …

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  • UA-Fort Smith names graduates

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the fall 2013 semester and the second summer term ending last August. Conferred were the bachelor of applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of business administration, …

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  • Jonesboro teacher receives Milken Educator Award

    LITTLE ROCK — When Erin Hodges went to work Thursday, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state. Hodges, a seventh-grade English teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior …

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  • Factory fire extinguished

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Van Buren firefighters have extinguished a fire inside a Simmons Foods plant in Van Buren. There were no injuries; the fire was reported about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Department Officer Stanley Clark said it appears the fire was started by oil …

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  • Darr, 31 others seek UA lobbyist position

    LITTLE ROCK — More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school’s flagship campus in Fayetteville. Many of the 32 people who applied are associated with government, …

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  • Melbourne, Bad Boys to end agreement

    MELBOURNE — Izard County wants its building back. And, if everything goes as planned, that is going to happen. Those working with the Izard County Economic Development Commission say getting back the old Boeing building that was sold on a rent-to-buy agreement with Bad Boy …

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  • Call about girls trapped in cave proves bogus

    Three girls trapped in a cave ended up being a bogus call, but the caller was adamant he needed to get to the top of the hill to propose to a woman he had not seen in 10 years. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll …

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  • Man throws drugs away; police dog finds anyway

    Causing disturbances at a local motel resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Sulphur Rock man after he fled and allegedly tossed drugs into a nearby trash can. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Zack Rawlins said he was called to the motel and was told by …

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  • Man shot in arm

    Officers are still investigating a shooting Monday night on Jamestown Loop. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers arrived to find Joseph Garcia shot in the arm. He was transported to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Roy Cooksey has been …

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