• Hospital is target of reported theft

    Twenty-eight-year-old Leslie Wayne Clark Jr. of Lusk Street may have been discharged from White River Medical Center Thursday but he didn’t leave without first allegedly trying to take hospital property with him. Stacey Wright with WRMC said Clark tried taking an aerosol can of hand …

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  • Man arrested for public intox

    MELBOURNE — An arrest for public intoxication resulted in more serious charges for a Melbourne man Sunday afternoon. Brian Lynn Latore, 33, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. after Sheriff Tate Lawrence and Deputy Kevin Helm responded to a Melbourne address to answer a compliant of …

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  • Legislators give teacher insurance quick fix

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators ended their extraordinary session with an extraordinarily late gathering Saturday — giving final approval to a package of bills intended to limit health insurance premium increases for thousands of public school teachers. A 33-hour session wrapped up shortly after …

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  • 14-year-old dies in house fire

    PROVIDENCE (AP) — White County authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a house fire in the small town of Providence in northern White County. Chief Deputy Phillip Miller said the boy’s body was found in a bedroom of the home early Sunday morning. …

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  • Newport man sentenced in stolen paddlefish eggs case

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the theft of paddlefish eggs in Oklahoma. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tulsa says in a news release that 52-year-old Robbie Dale Tubbs of Newport was …

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  • Nut sale deadline nears

    The Independence County Conservation District’s annual nut sale is ongoing, but the deadline to order is Oct. 31, said Ricki Gilbert, secretary. Orders will arrive in November, she said. Prices are as follows: Fancy mammoth pecan halves and pieces in one-pound bags, $8.50; five pounds, …

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  • Robber shot

    DUMAS (AP) — Police in Dumas say a pharmacy owner shot and killed an apparent would-be robber. Police said Meador Pharmacy owner Bill Canada opened his store about 5:30 a.m. Friday and when he stepped outside that a man wearing a mask approached him with …

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  • Revival announced

    White Drive Baptist Church will have revival services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Evangelist will be Jim Brown. The church is located at 445 White Drive in Batesville.

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Joy DeClark, river restoration program director for the Nature Conservancy, will speak at the meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. DeClark will present an update about the stream restoration plan for …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists recently met in the Episcopal Church Anglican Hall. The Colonial Dames meeting began during the morning, followed by …

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  • Couple celebrates 40th year

                      AURORA, Ill. — Dan and Linda VanTreese of Aurora, Ill., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday at Anderson Family Center in Southside with family members and friends from the area. Linda McGuffey and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 12, 1994.

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