• Craft vendors needed for Native American Day

    CALICO ROCK — Native American Day will be celebrated Sept. 13 and 14 on Main Street in Calico Rock. Sponsored by the Calico Rock Museum, events will include a Native American and Mountain Man Rendezvous, a Walk of Remembrance to honor those who walked the …

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  • Kids Triathlon set for Saturday

    The Kids Thiathlon for Literacy will be Saturday at Lyon College in Batesville. Kids ages 5 to 18 will swim, bike and run for literacy. “Floaties” or other devices may be used for the swimming leg of the triathlon. Ages 5 to 6 will pool …

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  • Sheriff reminds all to take precautions on the water

    MELBOURNE — Swimming is a favorite pastime to many during the hot summer months. It’s cooling and refreshing but it is also dangerous if necessary precautions are not taken. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that recent research indicates that about 11 people die every …

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  • Clark, Morrow announce plans

    Sky and Paula Clark of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Clark, to Ryan Morrow, son of Kevin and Teresa Morrow of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Chester and Billie Melton, Billie Estes and the late Rev. …

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  • Honor Rolls – Cedar Ridge High

    NEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Cedar Ridge High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Susan Abshier, Allison Batson, Jonathan Bennett, Jacob Byrd, William Carpenter, Maycie …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 28, 1994.

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  • More details on case involving Hernandez could be revealed today

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — More details could be released soon about the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as search warrants in the case may be unsealed. A judge has granted a motion by news organizations to lift an impoundment …

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  • Mets finally collect extra-extra-inning victory

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the stragglers stumbled into the visitors’ clubhouse, some New York Mets players hollered and high-fived teammates as they passed through the door. This was just the kind of celebration that had escaped them before. Eric Young Jr. scored on shortstop …

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  • Another male broadcaster talks stupidly when mixing sports with women’s ‘looks’

    A glance at the list of men’s singles champions at Wimbledon the last dozen years reveals plenty of pleasant-enough looking chaps, though not a single slam-dunk male model in the bunch. No matter. Each one was instantly fawned over the moment he held the trophy …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks for listening to the people  Dear editor: Regarding White River being designated National Blueway and watershed: I am writing to thank Judge Robert Griffin for representing Independence County during the National Blueway issue. We thank you for listening to We the People. Reports from those …

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  • Calico Rock chamber hires one

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Chamber of Commerce voted in Joshua Wilson as president during its meeting June 27. Wilson, who grew up in Calico Rock, is the PACE (Path to Accelerated Competition and Employment) Grant director and grant writer at Ozarka College-Melbourne. “Calico …

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  • ‘Jesus wept’: Meet the Flintstones, Part Deaux

    “Jesus wept,” came the dramatic response from the right reverend Mike Huckabee: swiftly, decisively … almost as if it had been rehearsed. Or pre-written. Or pre-ordained. Surely, something horrible had happened in the world. What was it? Another slaughtering of innocent schoolchildren? Genocide in Rwanda? …

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