• Sheriff: Time After Time group run by sex offender

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the community that an organization calling itself “Arkansas Time After Time” is disseminating pamphlets and information through the mail that would seem at first glance to be aimed at informing the public of the risks and behavior associated with registered sex offenders residing in the community, according to a news release.

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  • Hillcrest senior receives Heisman award

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School student Sarah Saffell has been chosen as the female winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award for outstanding excellence in academics athletics, and leadership in her high school and community, according to a news release.

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  • Scholars awarded

    MOUNTAIN VIEW  — Kara Tibbits and Amanda Van Dyke have been awarded the Kenneth and Janice Sutton Nursing Scholarship at Ozarka College-Mountain View for the spring 2012 semester, according to a news release.
    Both recipients are full-time licensed practical nursing students from Mountain View and were selected by the scholarship committee after completing an Ozarka College scholarship application. Overall GPA and citizenship were also considered.

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  • Harding names Dean’s List

    SEARCY — Nearly 1,200 students have been named to Harding University’s fall 2011 Dean’s List, according to a news release.
    Area students include: Mount Pleasant — Hope Caraway; Concord — Nikita Hitt; Pleasant Plains — Jonathan Lindsey; Floral — Derek Tharp. The Dean’s List honors students who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average and no incompletes.

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  • Local student named to honor roll

    CONWAY — Meredith McKinney of Batesville, a sophomore at Hendrix College, was selected to the college’s Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester, according to a news release.
    A student must earn all A’s to qualify for the college’s Dean’s List. Only 14 percent of students at the college qualified.

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  • UAFS students recognized

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor.
    Students with a 4.0 (straight-A) grade point average are marked with an asterisk.
    Among the honorees are: *Margaret McDougal and Chelsea West, both of Batesville.

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  • ASU ranks nationally in awarding degrees Area teachers receive certification

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University has been recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for producing an exceptional number of National Board Certified Teachers in 2011, announced Dr. Dan Howard, interim chancellor.
    “This is a signal accomplishment for the teachers and the ASU faculty, especially, but not entirely, in the college of education, that has brought positive national recognition to ASU and merits heartfelt congratulations to all who contributed to this remarkable and successful outcome,” Howard said.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 19, 1992.
    96 YEARS AGO
    School at Mount Carmel started Monday with professor Thompson and Miss Alexander teaching. There are 53 pupils enrolled, 35 from the Mount Carmel community and 18 from Locust Grove. This is a large increase of attendance as compared with the beginning of the summer term last year.

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  • Mulberry will get plant

    MULBERRY (AP) — Officials say Crawford County will be the site of a new $5.8 million soybean-processing plant that will create more than 50 jobs.
    Government and business leaders announced Tuesday that American Vegetable Soybean and Edamame Inc. planned to open its facility in Mulberry. The company sells edamame — an immature soybean that’s touted as a snack food and is often served as an appetizer in Asian restaurants.
    The company is owned by JYC International, which imports frozen foods from China to the U.S.

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  • Russellville detective seeks dismissal of suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The law enforcement officers who are the target of a civil lawsuit filed by the boyfriend of slain beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer are asking a federal judge to dismiss the suit.
    Russellville Police Detective Mark Frost and former police chief James Bacon were sued in federal court last year by Kevin Jones, who was arrested by police in Dirksmeyer’s death. A jury eventually acquitted Jones, and he argues that the police department ignored evidence that would have incriminated another man in Dirksmeyer’s death.

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  • Eastern Arkansas home to number of music trailblazers

    What do Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich and Al Green have in common? In addition to becoming musical legends in various genres, each of these trailblazers was born or lived in eastern Arkansas. The region’s roster of “musical alumni” includes William Warfield, Levon Helm, Albert King, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, John Weston, Charlie Rich, Robert McFerrin Sr., Sonny Boy Williamson and Sonny Burgess.
    Music plays an important part in the history and culture of eastern Arkansas. Here are a few ways to delve into the area’s musical past.

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  • Your heart is in your hands

    At the first of every year, people often make resolutions to get healthy by starting to eat right and exercise. I’ve done the same thing and as we all know, these efforts usually fall flat as we revert to old habits. But, we really should take our health more seriously.
    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in America. More than 80 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, according to 2005 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data. This means nearly one in every three in the United States has cardiovascular disease.

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