• Crash claims 1 life

    QUITMAN — A one-vehicle accident in Cleburne County about 10:10 a.m. Friday resulted in the death of the driver, 24-year-old Victoria G. Callihan of Quitman, said the responding officer, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegle. Callihan was traveling south on state Highway 225 about five …

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  • Woman injured in parasailing fall

    Seriously injured when her parasail became entangled in power lines, pulling her to the ground, a Newark woman’s condition was unknown as of press time this morning. Angela Ohlson, 44, was injured around 6:30 Sunday evening while parasailing in a field near her home on …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the businessmen of this city held Tuesday afternoon in the Board of Trade rooms it was decided to hold a monthly sales and trade day …

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  • Substitute teacher workshop set

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District has scheduled a substitute teacher workshop on Tuesday for anyone interested in substituting for the 2012-13 school year, according to a news release. “ It will be a drop-in workshop from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in …

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  • Long, Miller exchange vows

    CONWAY — Morgan Long and Kevin Miller were united in marriage in a double-ring candlelit ceremony May 5 at Centennial Valley Country Club Events Center in Conway. Jim Wallis of Little Rock, uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Randy and …

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  • ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ turns 50

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — “Tall and tan and young and lovely…” You’ve heard of her. The Girl From Ipanema. You might have come across the bossa nova classic while on hold on the phone, during a long elevator ride, or in a cafe in …

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  • Putting the ‘real’ in reality

    It’s hard to be optimistic about the world and society we live in when a trip to a movie theater turns deadly. It’s one of a few reasons why I question whether I want to have children. There are too many things to worry about …

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  • And the rest is history…

    Efforts to establish an Arkansas State Fair date back to 1868, when a show was held at 17th and Center streets in Little Rock. Another attempt to start a fair occurred in 1906 at Hot Springs. It was staged at Oaklawn Race Track and, in …

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  • Reservists bring new life to museum

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — On an overcast Sunday morning, about 120 Air Force reservists descended on the Jacksonville Museum of Military History to give back to the community surrounding the Little Rock Air Force Base and honor their heritage. Detachment 1 of the …

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  • Beebe builds case for Medicaid expansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says he hasn’t made up his mind on whether Arkansas should expand its Medicaid eligibility to cover 250,000 more people, but he’s gradually making the case for going forward with the plan well before next year’s legislative session. …

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  • Douglas Pitts

    Douglas McArthur Pitts, 67, of Batesville died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodrow Baptist Church in Woodrow with Ron Bray officiating. Burial will be in Verser Cemetery at Woodrow. Pallbearers will be Boyd …

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  • Sandra Pierson

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Sandra Lee Pierson, 69, of Cherokee Village died Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1943, at Freeport, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Betty Rehfeld Ness. She was an assembly line and office worker for Siemens …

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