• ACA signup help available

    CAVE CITY — Health representatives will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Cave City Community Center to assist those wanting help in enrolling in the Affordable Care Act. For more information call Cynthia Hastings at the Sharp County Health …

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  • Sharp Co. courthouse to close

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat will close at noon Tuesday and remain closed through Wednesday in observance of the New Year’s holiday, said Larry Brown, county judge. The courthouse will reopen for business at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 21, 1994.

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  • New Year’s dance set

    NEWPORT — The Silver Moon Banquet Hall at Newport will host a New Year’s Eve dance beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is $5 and open to all ages. Black-eyed peas and corn bread will be served and entertainment will be by the Jeannie and …

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  • Hikes planned for Wednesday

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host two hikes on New Year’s Day. At 10 a.m., a low-impact hike designed for all ages will traverse the historic Tunstall River Walk. The hiking area is very level, and breaks may be taken at any time if …

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  • Ozarka plans basic welding skills course

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College continuing education department will offer a basic welding skills course from 6-30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings Jan. 21 through Feb. 25. Randall Lovelace will serve as the instructor, according to a news release. The classroom lecture will be taught Jan. 21, …

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  • Local woman wins contest with first house she builds

    For Jane Summers, the first time’s a charm — at least when it comes to building gingerbread houses. Summers, who lives in Moorefield, won the 2013 Arkansas Gingerbread House Competition in El Dorado on Nov. 18 with the first gingerbread house she ever built. Her …

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  • Man with warrants flees, evades capture

    Police are looking for a Batesville man who fled on foot after a high speed chase Thursday, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant will be issued for the arrest of Tim Van Nguyen, 30, of 385 Blue Creek Road, …

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  • Man shoots self after a party ‘dare’

    After a night of partying with friends, a 19-year-old Newark man shot himself in the arm after being “dared” by his friends, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. According to a report by Deputy Michael Moody, he was dispatched to the …

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  • Woman jailed for hit-and-run

    A 36-year-old Rosie woman went to jail over a hit-and-run incident in a Batesville parking lot. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Kyle Williford said he was called before noon Monday to Walmart to speak with Belinda Burns who said she was pushing a shopping cart from …

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  • Officer sees through cooked-up story

    Two men who were trapped in a rolled-over vehicle may have claimed they were not driving, but one ended up being charged. Officer John Carroll said he was called Christmas night to the 3500 block of Batesville Boulevard and found one of the men was …

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  • Jumper jailed

    A man who jumped from a moving vehicle was given a ride to jail after officers found him walking down the middle of the highway. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll said he was called to the intersection of Harrison and Mack streets near Moorefield …

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