• C-Ridge board calls hearing

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board has called a special hearing for 7 p.m. Friday to discuss a personnel issue.

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  • Ring’s Chapel to host ‘Do-Re-Mi’ Singing School

    CAVE CITY — An old-fashioned “Do-Re-Mi” Singing School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 through 15 at Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The cost is $5, which includes a copy of the new Jeffress-Phillips …

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  • Fiber Frenzy comes to Ozark Folk Center State Park

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Fiber Frenzy will be held Saturday and Sunday at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Classes will be offered in fiber arts such as felted sculpture, off-loom weaving, blending fibers and colors with a hackle, angora rabbit workshop, understanding Icelandic fleece, simply …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 28, 1995.

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  • Festival to feature free melon, concerts, more

    CAVE CITY — “Free,” “entertainment” and “prizes” are key words for the annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, which is observing its 35th year when it kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, said Charles Landers, chairman of the watermelon festival committee. Watermelon judging starts the festival, …

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  • Highway worker dies in accident

    A Pleasant Plains family woke up this morning without a husband, father and grandfather while members of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department are mourning the loss of a friend. Fifty-two-year-old John Garner was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident on East Main Street (Highway …

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  • Presiding over bench one last time

    Even in death, John Norman Harkey presided over his courtroom. Behind the podium where he once sat, a large photo of the former judge, looked out on the room as the courthouse overflowed with attorneys, judges and friends for the memorial service honoring his life. …

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  • ‘Bullet’ remark lands man in jail

    MELBOURNE — A man who told a postal employee he had “a bullet with her name on it” found himself behind bars, according to a report from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office. Jesse Daine May, 30, of Calico Rock was arrested after a woman — …

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  • Rape charges dropped against CC man

    MELBOURNE — Charges of rape against a Cave City man have been dropped nearly a year after he was arrested, according to court documents from the Izard County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Twenty-year-old Phillip Kyle Bunch was charged with rape on Aug. 23, 2013 after a …

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  • Robbery fails; business burglarized

    Christopher Manley says the two men who jumped him and attempted to steal his wallet Friday evening knew he got a check the first of each month. Manley, 25, told police the incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. as he pulled into the driveway of a …

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  • North Complex to have ribbon cutting

    The city of Batesville will dedicate the newly-expanded North Complex and will host a ribbon cutting at noon Thursday at the new concession stand. The facility is being renamed the Terry Sims Diamond Sports Complex. A plaque will be presented to Sims, who directed Batesville …

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  • Safe Passage to host Clothesline Project

    MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. will host the Clothesline Project Friday and Saturday at the Izard County Fair. The booth will be located just outside the Main Exhibition Hall. Hundreds of T-shirts will hang on clotheslines in and around the organization’s booth. Sponsored and created …

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