• Third annual Celtic Poetry Contest accepting entries

    The third annual Celtic Poetry Contest presented by the Arkansas Scottish Festival is now accepting entries. The entry deadline is March 31. Entries into the free contest may be any style and any length. Poems must have a Celtic theme or be in traditional Celtic …

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  • Fulton Co. Fair accepting vendor applications

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association is now accepting vendors for the 11th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market, to be held April 11 and 12 in Salem. Inside spaces are 8×8 feet and rent for $30. Double spaces are 8×16 feet for $50, and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1994.

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  • Income tax assistance available

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Volunteers for Income Tax Assistance project will provide assistance in preparing and electronically filing uncomplicated income tax returns for free to qualified persons. Assistance will be provided from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through March 15 on the third …

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  • Body found in river identified

    ATKINS (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the Arkansas River in Pope County as that of a man who disappeared after apparently trying to swim away from Arkansas State Police during a traffic stop. The Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office …

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  • Arkansas House eyeing 5th vote on Medicaid bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are returning for the third week of this year’s legislative session, but it’s unclear when the House will try again to break an impasse over the future of the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion. The House and Senate convene Tuesday …

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  • Lt. gov. staff to resign in June

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All of the staffers in the office of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will step down in June because of Darr’s resignation, a top Arkansas lawmaker said Monday. Senate President Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, said the four employees told him they would …

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  • Election fraud charge against FC councilor dropped

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Election fraud charges against a city council member in Forrest City have been dropped. St. Francis County Prosecutor Fletcher Long said he dismissed the charges against Louise Field after witnesses in the case failed to show up for court hearings. Field …

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  • Fire dept. nets safety prize

    NORPHLET (AP) — The Norphlet Volunteer Fire Department will receive $5,000 after being selected a grand prize winner in the National Fire Protection Agency’s 1,000 Safer Places: the Firewise Challenge. The funding is to be used for activities such as chipping of brush and removing …

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  • Polio-like disease showing up in children in Calif.

    STANFORD, Calif. — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven’t identified any …

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  • Ramis, Zen master to a wild comedy storm, dies

    “Caddyshack.” “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” “Ghostbusters.” “Groundhog Day.” “Stripes.” Those titles are some of the most beloved and widely quoted comedy classics of the last 30 years. They’re also Harold Ramis’ filmography. Ramis, the writer-director-actor who quietly and often off-screen created an unparalleled and hugely …

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  • Choirs set performance

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge junior and senior high choirs will hold a concert at 7 tonight in the high school cafeteria. The concert will feature Renaissance through American Folk tunes. The concert is free and open to the public.

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