• Collection Calamity exhibit set

    NEWPORT — The Jacksonport Collection Calamity is Jacksonport State Park Courthouse Museum’s newest exhibit. Artifacts in the collection have lost their stories, and it is up to participants to match them. Along the way, participants will discover new angles through genealogy, conservation, archaeology and preservation. …

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  • Oplinger to be guest author

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library will present Patricia Oplinger as the May Guest Author of the Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, said Ina Gill, member of the library’s advisory board. Oplinger lives in Cherokee Village and holds degrees in …

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  • Let me in — I have to go potty!

    After two months, my daughter’s puppy Sasha still hasn’t figured out his bathroom is outside. We are constantly taking him outside only for him to come back in and relieve himself in the house! I caught him sniffing around the other day and grabbed him …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 17, 1993.

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  • The Strawberries of Wrath

    The haciendas of Spanish America were based on enormous land grants from the Spanish crown and became the sites of large plantation farms worked on a neo-feudal basis by servile or near-servile labor. Such farms, typically, were situated near large concentrations of native labor, and …

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  • Boston Marathon bombing tweets

    When James French became the last person to be executed in 1966 under Oklahoma’s death penalty law, he uttered these famous last words (no joke) that quickly belong to the ages: “Hey fellas,” he shouted to reporters there to witness his electrocution. “How about this …

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  • ‘Outstanding’ grads recognized

    JONESBORO — The “most outstanding graduates” of the College of Business at Arkansas State University were recognized during an annual Convocation of Scholars honors banquet, according to Dr. Jim Washam, interim dean of the college. The outstanding graduate awards were presented to the senior in …

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  • MPES students win essay contest

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Three fifth-graders from Mount Pleasant Elementary were recently recognized as winners of the Elks Americanism Essay Contest. With patriotism as the theme, students were asked to write about what the National Anthem means to them. First place went to Rheanna Lucas, second …

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  • Howell awarded

    JONESBORO  — Three students in the College of Engineering at Arkansas State University were recently recognized during a Convocation of Scholars honors ceremony as the college’s most outstanding graduates, according to Dr. David Beasley, dean of the college. Among them was recipient of the Chancellor’s …

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  • Local, area teams do well in tourney

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A Batesville team fishing in the Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament on Lake Norfork came close to winning the big prize April 13, but fell just a bit short. Shawn Drake and Tracy Hunter, who fish on the Batesville Bassmasters circuit, …

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  • Diemer, Brown win tournament

    CAVE CITY — David Diemer and Ryan Brown weighed in 8.25 pounds of bass Saturday to win the Cave City Bass Club’s fourth tournament of the season, said tournament director Steve Moody. Fred Mullens teamed with Moody for 7.95 pounds and second place while Tom …

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  • Commission sets 2013-14 deer hunting seasons

    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has set the state’s deer hunting seasons, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 9, archery season opening Sept. 28, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 19. The deer season dates are part of the 2013-14 general …

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