• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 25, 1993.

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  • Screamin’ Eagles will begin classes Aug. 20

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest School District, Lynn and Strawberry campuses, will resume classes Aug. 20. Kindergarten students must be registered. Buses will run, and breakfast and lunch will be served. Superintendent is Greg Crabtree. High school principal is Mickel Smith. Elementary principal is Shawn Rose. School …

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  • UACCB welcomes Gunther

    Lou Gunther has been hired as fiscal support specialist for the business office at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville where she will perform the accounts payable functions, according to a news release. “We are so pleased to have Lou join us in …

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  • Video released of fatal cop shooting

    TRUMANN (AP) — An Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop last year can be heard pleading for his life with his attacker in dashboard video released Tuesday. The 20-minute video shot from Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt’s squad car shows …

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  • TX man accused of murder in ND oil patch shooting

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Texas man accused in a fatal shooting at a crew camp in the western North Dakota oil patch has been formally charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorizing. Twenty-four-year-old Victor Lamont of Lufkin, Texas, is accused of killing 57-year-old Gerald …

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  • Bond cut to $50K for clown charged with child porn

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A judge has agreed to cut in half the bond amount for a professional clown accused of possessing child pornography, provided he wears an ankle monitor. A Sebastian County Jail deputy said Tuesday that 47-year-old Thomas Harold Morgan remained in custody, …

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  • Jonesboro developer files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Jonesboro developer Bruce Burrow is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for debts that his filing says are between $50 million and $100 million. The preliminary filing was made July 30 and must be completed by Aug. 14. Burrow listed assets of …

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  • Soybean-sucking bugs in Miss., may head west

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kudzu bugs, pea-sized Asian insects with hearty appetites for soybeans as well as the noxious weed they’re named after, have hitchhiked from Alabama to western Mississippi. Farmers and entomologists in Arkansas and Louisiana are keeping a wary eye out for an …

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  • Woman tries to steal missing girl’s identity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police have arrested a woman for allegedly attempting to steal the identity of Morgan Nick, a 6-year-old girl who vanished from an Alma ball field in 1995. Officials said Tuesday that 24-year-old Tonya Renee Smith of Hollister, Mo., was …

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  • Hazelwood to speak to quilters

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Ann M. Hazelwood, American Quilter’s Society certified quilt appraiser, author, quilt collector and historian, will be the guest speaker at the Hill ’N Hollow Quilters Guild meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Family Life Center of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain …

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  • Fishing Fridays extended

    JONESBORO — Fishing Fridays at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center have been extended. The events will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and Aug. 17. All poles and bait will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The center is located …

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  • Weight loss group to meet

    The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B. For more information, call (870) 793-4445.

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