• Mountian Home couple sentenced in child meth case

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system. Stephanie Motes, 39, and Wayne Motes, 41, of Mountain Home took a plea deal on Thursday. They admitted to first-degree child endangerment …

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  • Financial programs available for low-income families

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. (NADC) has announced two new programs aimed at helping low-income families by offering financial counseling and an incentive to save money, according to Kathy Ruminer, NADC special grants coordinator. The Individual Development Account (IDA) is an interest bearing saving …

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  • Holiday bazaar to be held

    A holiday bazaar will be held by the United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 E. Main St. in Batesville. The arts and crafts room will feature gifts and crafts for Christmas and other seasons, …

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  • Thanksgiving supper, singing scheduled

    BETHESDA — A Thanksgiving supper and gospel singing will be held Saturday at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Singing featuring the Tiptons will begin at 6. The church is located at 3655 Bethesda Road.

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  • Soup/chili lunch planned

    DESHA — Desha United Methodist Women will have a soup and chili lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Desha United Methodist Church, located on Jamestown Road. Donations will be accepted. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the event.

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  • E-Shade slates art/craft event

    EVENING SHADE — The city of Evening Shade will present its first Art Show and Craft Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the school gymnasium, located on Main Street. Vendors will display local art, crafts of all kinds, baked goods and other …

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  • Bake sale to benefit youth

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church youth group in Sidney will host a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Market in Melbourne and Cave City and at Mark’s Pharmacy and the Son Shine Shoppe, both in Melbourne. Donations will go toward …

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  • Student named to ‘Who’s Who’

    JONESBORO — Twenty-eight outstanding upper-level students at Arkansas State University have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for 2014‑15, according to a news release. “Who’s Who Among Students, an organization recognized on campuses across the nation, holds …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year

    LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 29th annual survey, it will cost $46.23 …

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  • Man sentenced to 70 years in machete deaths

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer. A jury made up of seven women and five men deliberated nearly two hours Thursday before returning …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Katie Allen, Justin Bowen, Kaleb Burdin, Jonathan Callahan, Sydney Caraway, Daesha Childress, Lydia Collier, …

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