• Realtors class held

    ASH FLAT — First National Banking Company recently held a free a Realtors’ Continuing Education Class held at Ozarka College’s Ash Flat campus on Jan. 18. This class allowed realtors to attend and complete their required annual continuing education for the year, according to a …

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  • GED class rescheduled

    STRAWBERRY — A free General Educational Development class, originally set for Jan. 16 at the Strawberry Community Center, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. This is the last year the exam will be offered for free to those seeking …

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  • Myra Wood retires

    If you pick up the phone to call Myra Looney Wood don’t be surprised if she doesn’t answer. She’s pretty busy at her new job, as a retiree. But right now her life as a retiree is not quite what you would expect. Three to …

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  • Entergy endows fund to honor retiring chairman

    New Orleans — Entergy Corporation has announced the creation of a $5 million endowment to honor retiring chairman and CEO J. Wayne Leonard. “Wayne has been a passionate advocate on each of these issues during his years at Entergy, so we could think of no …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1963, poet Robert Frost died in Boston at age 88. On this date: In 1820, Britain’s King George III died …

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  • UACCB announces top students for fall

    Eighty-four students were named to the fall 2012 Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Students named to the Chancellor’s List must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit …

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  • Graduates, honor rolls named

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has released its Dean’s List for the fall semester. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours and at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.00 scale. Area students making the list include …

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  • Dean’s List released

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor. Area students include: Batesville — Tina Dodson, Margaret McDougal Cave City — Leroy Maupin Evening …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 20, 1993.

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  • ‘Paw-tay’ at Paul’s

    Maybe the orange Hawaiian shirt I bought won’t go without being worn at least once even though the moment for its intention has passed along with co-worker Paul Glover’s 60th birthday last week. For weeks we at the Guard planned for the occasion, coming up …

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  • Cousin Will uses the phone

    One of my readers wrote in and asked for a bit of humor, so I decided to share these comedy routines below. Remember all they asked for was a bit! Do you ever get those calls in the evening about the time you sit down …

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  • Baby killer pleads

    De QUEEN (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in the beating death of his newborn son has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Vonderrick Smith sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was charged in the February 2011 death of his son, 1-month-old Kason Smith. …

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