• 3 jailed for theft of purse

    MELBOURNE — Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of a purse from a Calico Rock hospital, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jacob Raymond Frey, 25, of Brockwell was arrested Thursday with theft of property and public …

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  • Voters must register by Oct. 6

    Oct. 6 is the deadline to apply to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. For more information on registering, call the Independence County Clerk’s office at (870) 793-8828. Applications are usually available at county clerk offices, state revenue office, driver services, public …

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  • Calico Rock to host Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day

    CALICO ROCK — The third annual Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in Calico Rock. The mountain man and Native American rendezvous will be in Rand Park. A Walk of Remembrance will be held …

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  • Pageant recruiting contestants

    Officials with the Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant are recruiting contestants to represent a number of preliminary titles at the upcoming statewide contest, scheduled for Oct. 11 in Hot Springs. “We have a limited number of preliminary titles still available this pageant season,” Lynn DeJarnette, executive …

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  • Energy Corps Americorps positions open

    The National Center for Appropriate Technology is currently accepting applications for Energy Corps AmeriCorps member positions in Arkansas. Energy Corps members will be placed in host organizations in communities across the state to implement solutions for sustainable energy consumption. NCAT is seeking enthusiastic individuals 18 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 31, 1995.

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  • Harding posts another record undergraduate enrollment

    SEARCY — Harding University, for the fourth consecutive year, has enrolled a record number of undergraduate students, according to a news release. Total undergraduate enrollment for 2014 is up to 4,492 from last year’s 4,429. The addition of 63 undergraduate students represents a 1.4 percent …

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  • Free GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Free GED classes are currently being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, according to a news release. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Classes …

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  • Cowboy still riding: Tye Sturgeon to head south for winter

    On March 15 Tye Sturgeon left Batesville on a horseback ride across the continental United States to raise money for Western Wishes, an organization that grants wishes for injured and sick children who love the “Western” way of life. Now five months into his trip, …

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  • 3 awakened by gunfire

    Long before daylight, Officer Fred Friar thought he heard four gunshots — and he was right. Within a few minutes he was called to 1650 Pickens St. in Batesville, where he met with three people who told him they were awakened when the living room …

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  • Naked driver is charged with assault

    Even though he was shot and spent time in a Little Rock hospital after allegedly harassing two men while naked, Lincoln Fulbright’s problems didn’t end there. Fulbright, 23, of Cushman is now being formally charged with aggravated assault and two counts of felony criminal mischief. …

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  • Lyon welcomes students’ families

    Family members of Lyon College students will get a glimpse of the students’ lives on campus during Lyon’s annual Family Weekend beginning Friday. The event will be the largest yet because of the increase in freshmen enrollment this fall. “Every year, it’s gotten bigger and …

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