• Hillcrest places in competitions

    JONESBORO — Students from Hillcrest High School were among other area schools that competed in the Crowley’s Ridge BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Teams from Calico Rock High School, Hillcrest High School, Cedar Ridge and Southside …

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  • Chamber announces light winners

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Home Depot of Batesville, are announcing the winners in the first (and planned as annual) “Independence County Lights” Christmas lighting competition. The program is intended to promote regional tourism in Independence County, according to Mandi Curtwright, …

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  • Republicans in Ark. consider unusual health stand

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Like their counterparts in other southern states, Arkansas Republicans denounced “Obamacare” during this year’s election campaign and called for its repeal. But now that they’ve won control of the Legislature for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers are considering …

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  • Skin Vitality offering clinical laser solutions

    Those with unsightly spider veins, acne scaring, stretch marks or just unsightly facial hair now don’t have to accept the problems as a normal way of life thanks to Skin Vitality Clinical Laser Solutions, says owner/operator Shelley Johnson. Some of the services offered for women …

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  • Peacock Travel Group opens Batesville office

    For the past several years, local travel consultant Liberty Graham has worked in the travel industry and is now a full time partner to Peacock Travel Group, providing travel services to Batesville and other local area clients. The local office, inside Salon Essentials in the …

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  • Man crashes into detective’s car

    JUDSONIA (AP) — Authorities in White County say a man is in jail after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a detective’s unmarked car, then fled. Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday morning near Judsonia. According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Jerry Wayne …

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  • Arvest to buy 29 Bank of America sites

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas-based Arvest Bank has announced an agreement in which it will purchase 29 banking locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas from Bank of America Corporation. Terms of the purchase were not released. Arvest says it will acquire Bank of America assets …

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  • $11M upheld in brain surgery lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld an $11 million judgment an insurer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital was ordered to pay a Mabelvale couple after a doctor operated on the wrong side of their son’s brain. Thursday’s ruling rejected appeals by Proassurance …

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  • Ozarka staff, student honored

    MELBOURNE — Bruce Dietsche was recognized as Ozarka College’s Outstanding Faculty Member and Kim Lovelace was recognized as Outstanding Staff Member at the recent Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges annual awards banquet in Hot Springs, according to a news release. Dietsche has worked at Ozarka …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 8, 1993.

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  • Muzzle Loaders’ results given

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — November and December saw two beautiful competition shooting days for the Stone County Muzzle Loaders monthly club shoots, reported Ken White, president. “November had Jim Purdom shooting his brand new, hand-built rifle at a (score of) 149 for four relays,” White said. …

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  • StrikeForce sign-up deadline announced

    LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners in the 25 Arkansas StrikeForce counties have until Jan. 18 to submit applications to receive cost-share assistance to implement conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program  for the 2013 program year, said Reginald Jackson, state public affairs specialist …

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