• NADC offers energy assistance

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations for local administration of the 2014 Summer Energy Regular Assistance Program. The program begins Aug. 4 and runs through Sept. 30 or until funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. Applications have already …

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  • Education co-op to destroy records

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative will destroy 2008-09 special education records on Thursday, according to a news release. State and federal guidelines require that all special education due process forms and records be maintained for five years after a student leaves the …

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  • Church to hold indoor sale

    PLEASANT PLAINS — An indoor yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pleasant Plains First Assembly of God, located at 7477 Batesville Blvd. in Pleasant Plains. The event will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 1995.

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  • Hundreds ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — Zero. It’s the number Margaret Feinberg and husband Leif prayed for, and the number they heard at the doctor’s office. It’s the number of cancer cells remaining after her treatment ended. And it’s the number she continues to pray for while keeping …

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  • Naked man shot after taunting two people

    Two men who were minding their own business at a storage unit found themselves being taunted and harassed by a naked man who ended up getting shot, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported Saturday night around …

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  • 1 sought in shooting of girlfriend

    A man accused of shooting and injuring his girlfriend remained at-large this morning following a search in the Sulphur Rock area at around 5 p.m. Sunday. Joseph Bramblett of Sulphur Rock is being sought in the incident after officers were advised of a woman being …

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  • Tussle ends in arrest

    A total of nine charges were issued after a tussle over a traffic stop landed a Pleasant Plains man in jail. Frankie Ciamaricone, 52, would not comply with orders from Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Mark Clark after he did not stop at an intersection Friday …

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  • Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures fundraiser set – Event raises money for disabled, ill hunters

    MELBOURNE — The second annual fundraiser for Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne, according to Tyler Cooper, who is one of the organizers. Doors open at 6. Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures is …

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  • Book store adds new product line

    A recent expansion allowed Paper Chase Bookstore to better display its vast volumes of books, but it also provided room for a new product line: Yarn. “I like to knit and I’m always looking for good yarn for different projects and there just isn’t any …

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  • Drugs found during search

    MELBOURNE — Formal charges have been filed against a Calico Rock man who was found with drugs while being arrested for failing to pay fines earlier this month, according to the Izard County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Allen Janson, 29, was formally charged July 21 from …

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  • Southside Middle School in running for $25K grant

    ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Fund has announced the finalists for this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants and Southside Middle School is in the running once again, according to a news release. From January through March, farmers across the country nominated their local …

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