NFL Briefs

September 24, 2008 HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans plan to play their home opener at hurricane damaged Reliant Stadium on Oct. 5.

News of other days

September 24, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 5, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Nut sale under way

September 24, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Conservation District has announced that its annual nut sale is under way. Orders may be placed until Nov. 3. The nuts will arrive before Thanksgiving.

‘Pear decline’ seen in Bradford Pears

September 24, 2008 We're seeing several Bradford pear trees in the area with reddish leaves that are falling prematurely. It looks like fall has come early for these trees but it could be a symptom of a disease calle

Cave City Head Start officers elected

September 24, 2008 CAVE CITY - The Cave City Head Start program's parent orientation was held Sept. 15. Geta Davis, literacy specialist, discussed Head Start guidelines and answered parents' questions.

Boxer endorses Ark. lottery

September 24, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A bid to create a state-run lottery has a new supporter in its corner: Jermain Taylor.

ATM reported stolen

September 24, 2008 FORT SMITH (AP) - Police say an ATM with up to $10,000 in cash in it was stolen from the basement level of the Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.