• Beard, Hubbard to enter wedlock

    Kevin and Tonya Johnson of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Taryn Beard, to Dustin Hubbard, son of Farrell and Sandra Hubbard of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leslie and Janis Shane and Larry and Joy Johnson, all …

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  • Service News

    Sasha Rohder, a Cave City High School sophomore, recently completed the basic cadet training at the U.S. Army Cadet Corps National Cadet Training Center. She went in as a recruit and was promoted to cadet. This Military Adventure Training is run by the Forest Hill …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 21, 1994.

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  • Ark. to get $167K in settlement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A pharmaceutical company that has agreed to pay almost $491 million to settle allegations it illegally marketed an organ transplant drug will return more than $27 million to state health care programs, including nearly $167,000 to Arkansas’. The settlement with Pfizer …

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  • China stops fowl imports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal agriculture officials told members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation Tuesday that China has stopped importing the state’s poultry products. Sen. Mark Pryor decried the decision, saying an “isolated incident” led to the ban. He didn’t say what the incident was, but …

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  • Salad pegged in cyclospora outbreak

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska on Tuesday identified prepackaged salad mix as the source of a severe stomach bug that sickened hundreds of people in both states, but federal authorities said it’s not clear whether cyclospora outbreaks elsewhere in the …

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  • Benton man admits smoking meth

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man stopped for speeding near Hoxie on Monday was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Darrin Griffith, 45, of Benton was stopped by a deputy who noticed that Griffith was acting nervous and …

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  • Fungus that kills bats prompts precautions at Arkansas caves

    WEST FORK — A low level of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats has been detected in two north Arkansas caves. The fungus was discovered in a cave at Devil’s Den State Park in Washington County and a private cave located in southern …

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  • Crow named deputy director

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced this week that Col. Jeff Crow of Bismarck, chief of the agency’s enforcement division, will be the agency’s new deputy director. AGFC Director Mike Knoedl called Crow a true leader and said he looks forward …

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  • Joe Mosby honored

    CONWAY — The first outdoor article Joe Mosby authored was about possum hunting, and he was a high school junior. Sixty-seven years later, he has written thousands of newspaper articles and is still going. Mosby was honored for his long and distinguished career by being …

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  • Swanson lays foundation for success at UA

    FAYETTEVILLE — Travis Swanson’s ascent to captain at the University of Arkansas began well before last year’s scandal-ridden spring and subsequent fall collapse. How the center handled the turmoil off the field, however, may just prove to be the defining moment of a playing career …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Beard is back in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent reliever Brian Wilson to a one-year contract. He hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since April 12, 2012, the same month he had Tommy John surgery on …

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