• Lesandro Ivan Ferrer

    Ivan Ferrer and Amber Rackley have announced the birth of a son on July 19, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 7.6 ounces and has been named Lesandro Ivan Ferrer. Grandparents of the child are Robert Rackley, Dana Rackley, Seretha Polston, James Childers, Gema Hernandez …

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  • Warren Lee Wood

    Taylor and Jamie Wood of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Oct. 18, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds and has been named Warren Lee Wood.

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  • MHS student travels to D.C.

    MELBOURNE — One Melbourne High School student recently traveled to the nation’s capital as a representative for her school’s FCCLA chapter and as Arkansas’ FCCLA state secretary where not only did she advocate for the organization but got to take in some of America’s history. …

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  • Eagle Mtn. nets silver award

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary has been awarded a silver award by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its efforts in fighting childhood obesity. “To earn the National Recognition Award, Eagle Mountain Magnet improved its nutrition services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed …

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  • Southside High students earn AP awards

    SOUTHSIDE — Three students at Southside High School have earned AP Scholar awards in recognition of their “exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams.”   Zachary Branscum qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of 4.40 on all AP exams …

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  • Honor Roll – Mount Pleasant Elementary

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at the Mount Pleasant elementary campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Lawson Arnold, Spydyr Brown, Delvin …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 21, 1993.

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  • Child-care training prepares student

    Lisa Summers says the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville allowed her to begin a career as a developmental therapist assistant even though she did not enroll in college until some time after completing high school. Summers, a native of Stone County, attended Mountain …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, Samuel Ferguson, Kelli Gill, Benjamin …

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  • Gettings books via sample

    If you have a Nook, Kindle or other e-reader, you may already be familiar with downloading “samples” of books before you buy. It’s a feature I absolutely love, although with my OCD, I’d rather the samples were automatically downloaded into their own category for me …

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  • Message in a bottle: Romney’s presidency, two years in

    I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress. Now that we are half …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    Last year Arkansas hunters harvested 192,748 deer, about a 4-percent increase over the previous season’s harvest of 186,165. The harvest of bucks went up from 82,973 to 85,284 and the harvest of does increased from 88,341 to 93,838. So far this season about 38,000 deer …

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