• 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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  • Sports safety to be discussed at free luncheon

    Dr. Jeff Angel will present a free talk on “Sports Safety: Advice from an Orthopaedic Surgeon” during White River Medical Center’s free Community Health Education Event. Angel is an orthopaedic surgeon with Medical Park Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic. The event will be from noon-1 …

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  • C-Ridge hires personnel for 2014-15 year

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board hired a number of new personnel when it met for its regular monthly meeting in late July. Resignations were accepted from high school math teacher Bob Walters and Joey Nelson, softball coach and high school teacher, while contracts …

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  • Rodeo set for weekend

    CAVE CITY — An American Junior Rodeo Association rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Foothills Cowboy Church near Cave City. Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information or to enter an event, …

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