• Mount Pleasant cancels dinner

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary has canceled its annual senior citizens banquet, originally planned for Thursday night, as a result of the weather and poor road conditions, according to organizers. It will not be rescheduled.

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  • Shoffner seeks separate trial on new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ former treasurer asked a federal judge Monday to hold separate trials on charges that she took improper payments from a broker who did business with the state and accusations that she committed mail fraud while tapping money from a campaign …

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  • Bill filed to keep post empty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The top party leaders of the Arkansas Senate filed a bill Monday aimed at avoiding a special election to fill the lieutenant governor’s office after Mark Darr resigned over ethics violations. Senate Majority Leader Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, and Senate Minority …

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  • Lyon College cast to present production starting Thursday

    Dr. Fonzie Geary, assistant professor of theatre, will direct A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” a comedy/drama that tells the story of the dying culture of upper-middle class Americans, known as White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or WASPs. The play presents the lives of dozens of characters throughout …

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  • Hatfield Ready Mix donates $2,500 to Ozarka campaign

    MELBOURNE — Hatfield Ready Mix has committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center capital campaign. “Ozarka College provides a lot of opportunities for both its students and the local economy,” said Suzanne Hatfield. “Hatfield Ready Mix is pleased to be a part of …

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  • Crop This House deadline approaches

    ASH FLAT — The fifth annual “Crop This House” scrapbooking event is Feb. 28-March 1 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ’s Family Life Center. Registration fee is $50 and all proceeds go toward Rock This House Annual Women’s Conference. Doors will open at noon …

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  • Birthday celebration planned for Payne

    Reva Payne will celebrate her 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Family Building, located at 570 Kyler Road near Southside. Payne is the widow of Norman Payne. She is retired from the shoe factory and is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 2, 1994.

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  • Wreck victim in river not yet found

    FULTON (AP) — A woman who went into the Little Red River from an Interstate 30 bridge in southwestern Arkansas as a skidding 18-wheeler slid toward her remained missing Monday as search teams with a net and sonar equipment failed to locate her. The search …

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  • Weather aids search for missing forestry pilot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than a week has passed since a forestry pilot vanished while searching for wildfires in western Arkansas and persistent foul weather has hampered the search, but family members remain hopeful it won’t have a tragic end. Jake Harrell, 34, filled …

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  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

    SAN FRANCISCO — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday …

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  • Fatal fire is ruled accidental

    BERRYVILLE (AP) — Authorities say no foul play was involved in a house fire that killed two people near Berryville last month. Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek says the Jan. 27 fire that killed 26-year-old Daniel Cody Middleton and 31-year-old Jackie Lee Aday has been …

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