• ‘Glorious’ slated at The Rep

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will present the comedy “Glorious” March 12-28.
    Nominated for the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy, the play is based on the true-life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a legendary New York heiress and socialite. Jenkins’ heart’s desire was to be a great opera diva in spite of having one of the “worst singing voices in history.”
    The Rep is located at 601 Main St. in downtown Little Rock. Tickets are available online at www.therep.org or by calling the box office at 1-866-6THEREP.

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  • Alliance seeks nominations for most endangered places

    Little Rock — The Historic Preservation Alliance is seeking help in identifying endangered historic places that reflect Arkansas’ heritage for the 2010 Most Endangered Places List.
    The list highlights threats facing historically and architecturally significant properties throughout the state, according to a news release. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 16.

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  • Clinton Library to host Oklahoma City bombing stories

    LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Center will host “First Person: Stories of Hope” and new exhibit opening Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6. Refreshments will be served.
    Family members, survivors and rescue workers will share first-person accounts of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing and reflect on the 15 years that have passed since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

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  • Darcy Eliza Nikkel

    Brad and Amanda Nikkel and Clara of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 22, 2010. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Darcy Eliza Nikkel.
    Grandparents of the child are Roger and Liz Ratcliff and Harlin and Kathy Nikkel.
    Great-grandparents are Joe Ratcliff and Wilma Nikkel.

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  • Laney Raeann Upshaw

    Kevin and Kayla Upshaw and Bailey of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 22, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1.1 ounces and has been named Laney Raeann Upshaw.
    Grandparents of the child are Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Ash Flat and Don and Charlotte Upshaw of Dalton.
    Great-grandparents are Maxine Baldridge, Dorthy Jean Upshaw and Glenda Ervin.

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  • Noah Shepherd Kemp

    Seth and Jinger Kemp of Lacey, Wash., have announced the birth of a son at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., on Jan. 26, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Noah Shepherd Kemp.
    Grandparents of the child are Karl and Terry Kemp and Wesley and Robin Gay, all of Batesville, and John and Carolyn Austin of Cord.
    Great-grandparents are James Felts of Batesville and the late Faye Felts, Buddy and Ruth Bellamy of Ardmore, Okla., and Joanne Kemp of Justin, Texas, and the late Jack Kemp.

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  • New county flood maps to go into effect

    DENTON, Texas — Independence County residents and business owners who do not have flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect., said Tony Russell, regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    New flood maps become effective March 17.
    The new flood insurance rate maps show locations of the 1 percent and .02 percent floodplains and floodways, which indicate possible flooding risks for residences and businesses.

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  • Correction: Taylor victim, not suspect

    An article in Thursday’s Guard incorrectly listed Jessan Aaron Taylor  as a suspect, when he was the victim, in an incident that took place at McDonald’s. According to a report filed by Officer Ernie Gillihan, the caller said two men in a silver Chevrolet Impala had pulled through the window and pulled a gun.
    The two men arrested were Nicholas D. Guzman and Keith A. Ostrander of 511 Ferrell St. No gun was found by the officers.

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  • Nix announces

    EVENING SHADE — Kathy Nix of Evening Shade has announced she is seeking re-election as Sharp County assessor.
    Nix has obtained a designation as a Level 4 appraiser from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and serves as Floodplain Admin-istrator for Sharp County. She served as president of the Arkansas Assessors Association and is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and also of the Arkansas chapter of the same organization.

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  • Adler announces Green Party candidacy

    Batesville resident Kenton Adler has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress from Arkansas District 1. Representing the Green Party, Adler will square off against Democrat and Republican candidates for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Rep. Marion Berry. It will be the first time the Arkansas Green Party has fielded a candidate in this district.

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  • Visit nets arrest

    After drugs, a large sum of money and a gun were reported found in her bedroom, a Dry Run Circle woman remains in the Independence County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond, according to a court affidavit filed by John Scarbrough with the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force of Independence County.

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  • Couple jailed

    A Locust Grove couple has been arrested following a police raid of their home Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    Linda Marie Melton, 57, and Tommy Joe Melton, 55, of 1915 Jamestown Loop were arrested during the search which came after local authorities said they had gotten several complaints of drug dealing going on at the residence.

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