• Batesville inmate target of theft

    A Batesville woman reported that she was the victim of theft while she was in jail recently, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Adnan Vance reported she was the victim of theft while in jail. Vance of 1230 Marywood St. …

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  • Roads closed due to flooding

    ASH FLAT — Roads in Sharp County closed due to flooding include 315-345 Girtman Road, which is closed until further notice; 249 Aetna Lane at the low water crossing; and Schales Road at the low-water slab on Mill Creek, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne. Strawberry …

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  • Boil order issued at Cushman south of the city limits

    CUSHMAN — The part of the city of Cushman’s water system south of the city limits is under a boil order until further notice due to some broken water lines, said Leila Skelton of the city’s main office. “The lines have been fixed and the …

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  • Unpaid ticket scam reported

    MELBOURNE — Calls have been made to Izard County residents recently stating that they had unpaid tickets and if they did not pay these tickets, a warrant for their arrest would be issued, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “This is just another of many scams …

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  • Magness sets cleanup

    MAGNESS — The town of Magness has scheduled a citywide cleanup for 7 a.m. Friday for residents living in the city limits. “Items should be out by road at home by 7 and separated into stacks of metal, tires, wood furniture; if not separated items …

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  • Students earn Modern Woodmen scholarships

    CAVE CITY — Ryan P. Sanders has been awarded a $7,000 four-year Fraternal College Scholarship in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Sanders, the son of Jack and Pat Sanders, Cave City, plans to use the scholarship …

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  • Three area students named to Alpha Chi

    WALNUT RIDGE — Three area students have been inducted into Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. Alpha Chi admits members from all academic disciplines who are in the top 10 percent of their junior and senior …

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  • Lyon students win awards

    Students from Lyon College represented the second largest delegation at this year’s Alpha Chi National Convention held in St. Louis March 27-29. Four of Lyon’s students won or placed in competitions they were involved in at the convention. Chin-Yee Chew won a $100 presentation prize …

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  • Honor Roll – Mount Pleasant Elementary

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at the Mount Pleasant Elementary campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Madison Callejas, Hayden Edwards, Brook …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 18, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO Henry Barnes of Desha received slight injuries Thursday night when he was struck by a car driven by Elmer Rodman. Mr. Barnes was walking on the viaduct near Batesville …

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  • ‘Arkansas African-American Legislators’ is part of traveling exhibit at state park

    NEWPORT — A free traveling exhibit titled “Arkansas African-American Legislators, 1868-1893” will be displayed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, May 3 through May 30 at Jacksonport State Park. The exhibit was produced by the Arkansas History Commission and Black History Commission …

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  • Independence Co. assessing damage

    A line of storms that pushed through the state Sunday night resulted in about 15 to 20 rescues in Independence County while several roads remained under water or washed out this morning as crews worked to assess damage. “Last night it was chaos for a …

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