• Scammers impersonate officers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reports in recent days of residents receiving phone calls from someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. The department said Tuesday that the impersonators say they are representing the sheriff’s office and …

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man is injured and another is dead after a shooting in North Little Rock. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night. They say one of the men ran down a nearby alley where he died from his injuries. The …

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  • Post office to be renamed

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution renaming a Perryville post office in honor of the first American prisoner of war executed during the Vietnam War. The House passed the measure Monday to name the facility the Harold George Bennett …

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  • Highway officials seek to pave last gravel road

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say they want to pave the state’s last gravel highway. Highway department spokesman Randy Ort said there’s about 8 miles of gravel road from Crawford County into Washington County. He says the road, which is called Arkansas 220, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 6, 1995.

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  • Zyndall Raney Band to play for ‘Celebrate the ’50s’ dance

    NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band will perform at the “Celebrate the ’50s” dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon in Newport. Those attending are asked to wear ’50s attire and bring a potluck dish to share. The band will also …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. Speakers from White River Medical Center will discuss “how to survive a hospital stay” and will have information regarding the new patient portal …

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  • River Valley Canners EHC business meeting announced

    River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Extension Office, located on Meyers Street in Batesville. This will be a business meeting for the purpose of electing new officers and getting organized for the upcoming year. The meeting is …

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  • ASU-MH to hold beginner computer classes for seniors

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A six-week beginner computer class for seniors will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Course topics include “What is this machine and what will it do,” “How do I …

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  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Pucker Up for these Luscious Lemony Desserts I pretty much love lemon everything. As a kid, I would politely say “no thank you” if a dessert had lemon in it. Thankfully, my taste buds changed. Now, I can’t get enough lemon! And one of my …

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  • Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation. Little River County officials closed the historic county courthouse on Friday and employees got a half day off with pay. County Judge Clayton Castleman said the courthouse was besieged …

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