• Woman accused of stealing nursing home drugs

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says a Baxter County woman was sentenced to three years’ probation for stealing pain medication prescribed to nursing home patients. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday that 23-year-old Courtney Lynn Goodwin of Mountain Home had pleaded guilty to …

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  • Legislators to vote on Medicaid bill again

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ compromise Medicaid expansion is up for a vote in both legislative chambers a day after it failed to win enough support to pass the House. The House and Senate are expected to vote Wednesday on identical bills to continue the …

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  • Hot Springs hotel boarded up

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs is now boarded up. The hotel complex closed in 2006 after operating for 124 years. City officials say the structure isn’t habitable in its current condition and needed to be secured to keep people …

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  • Missing boy’s body found

    EL DORADO (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who didn’t return after he went squirrel hunting in the south Arkansas woods has been found dead. Union County Sheriff Mike McGough says the body of Hank Bollen of Magnolia was found late Tuesday morning near …

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  • Ketrons to celebrate diamond anniversary

                        CAVE CITY — John L. and Bonnie S. Ketron of Cave City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday. Bonnie Finley and John Ketron were married Feb. 19, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., with Roy Thompson …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Monte Bramblett

    SULPHUR ROCK — Monte Joe Bramblett, 52, of Sulphur Rock died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 31, 1961, at Batesville, he was the son of Joe Edward and Julia Estelle Ford Bramblett. He was self-employed and was a member of …

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  • John T. Gentry – Paid Obituary

    John T. Gentry, 88, of Griffithville went to be with his Lord Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was born on Thursday, May 14, 1925, in Higginson, Arkansas, to the late Cecil and Anna Heathscott Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a farmer, he enjoyed hunting and fishing …

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  • Joe Hix

    Joe J. Hix, 82, of Batesville died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 3, 1931, at Batesville, he was the son of Winford and Minnie Cossey Hix. He was a retired master plumber and owner of Joe Hix Plumbing. He was …

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  • Losing ourselves in snow, cold

    Let’s keep it together, people. I speak of the way we are responding to record snow and cold sweeping across vast regions of the country. People are cussing at snowplow drivers and each other. Panicked shoppers are fighting over toilet paper and milk. Americans are …

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  • Green Rush munchies

    It’s easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That’s …

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  • Scot women keep moving on up; men bounce back

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — After knocking off the second-ranked NAIA Division I basketball team on Saturday, and moving into the Top 25 Poll for the first time during the regular season, the Lyon College women were trying to avoid a letdown when it took on Hannibal-LaGrange …

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