• MHS expels 1

    MELBOURNE — A high school student was expelled for the remainder of the year when the Melbourne School Board met in executive session Wednesday. The boy’s age, grade and reason for expulsion (drugs, violence or discipline issues) were not provided to the Guard. In other …

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  • Dropout rate dips in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ high school dropout rate fell to 3.6 percent for the 2009-10 school year, an improvement from a year earlier but higher than the national average, according to a U.S. Education Department study released today. The average Arkansas freshman graduation rate, …

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  • Fisherman dies of natural causes

    James Wallace was fishing along the riverbank near the River Bank Road boat ramp Sunday morning when he noticed something blue lying at the water’s edge. When he went to investigate he found 73-year-old Jimmy Finley unconscious. “Mr. Wallace stated he tried to get a …

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  • Graveyard death ruled suicide

    Police say the cause of death of 40-year-old Timothy L. Henderson of Allen Chapel was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said Henderson’s ex-wife (Tabitha Henderson) called 911 around mid-afternoon Saturday saying that Henderson was despondent and was on his way …

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  • Dr. Scott Lien to speak about early banking in state

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s winter quarterly meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ash Flat Library meeting room, said Ina Gill, advisory board member. The meeting is open to the public. The library is at 11 Arnhart St. in …

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  • House weighing salaries for elected officials

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature is weighing a budget proposal that would keep salaries flat for the state’s elected officials. The House was to vote today on a measure that would level-fund the salaries of officials in the executive and judicial branches of …

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  • Shootings under investigation

    LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people were injured in a shooting in Lake City and authorities are trying to find out what happened. Craighead County sheriff’s investigators say a man and a woman were hospitalized after the Saturday incident and that deputies had not yet …

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  • Carter appointed to board

    Dr. Robert H. Carter, Batesville dentist, has been appointed to the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners by Gov. Mike Beebe. Carter replaces Dr. Warren Whitis, whose term on the board had expired. The last Batesville dentist appointed to the board was the late Dr. Norman …

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  • Two arrested with meth ‘ice’

    WALNUT RIDGE — A routine traffic stop around 1:18 p.m. Friday on Highway 63 B in Hoxie wasn’t so routine after all, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “A deputy was in the process of a routine traffic stop when he observed the driver acting …

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  • Long-term care advocate speaks to club

    With an extensive background in elderly care, Donna Ernest, with White River Area Agency on Aging, spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club recently about the need for enhancing long-term care of residents in nursing facilities. Ernest said her official title was Region II ombudsman (advocate …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 13, 1993.

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  • Pearl-stringing workshop to be held at Jacksonport

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a pearl- stringing necklace workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the courthouse. Participants will take home their own freshwater pearl necklace. Fresh water pearls were once part of a booming mussel industry in Arkansas. Participants will …

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