• Holiday burglaries, thefts reported

    Thefts of everything from hand tools to cook stoves and cash are keeping local investigators busy during the holiday season. Sunday morning, Independence County Deputy John Carroll was dispatched to an area where new chicken houses were being built on Pfeiffer Road. Upon arrival he …

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  • Dolph man arrested for traffic, drug violations

    MELBOURNE — A Dolph man was arrested early Sunday morning for multiple traffic and drug violations, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Edwin Ben Teegarden, 42, faces charges of driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, …

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  • Magness honors mayor, prohibits ‘engine-braking’

    MAGNESS — The Magness City Council recognized its mayor for his years of service when it met last week. John Hall has been mayor 12 years and “involved in many improvements of the town in that time,” recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings said, and have included installing …

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  • Open houses, new providers announced for area WRHS clinics

    White River Health System is hosting two community open houses Tuesday, December 16. An open house for the Cave City Medical Clinic will be held at the clinic, located at 301 S. Main St., from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to introduce the clinic’s new provider Tammy Lusk, …

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  • Ozarka hires aviation director

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced the hiring of Nick Lenczycki to serve as director of aviation for the inaugural program to begin during the fall 2015 semester. “Nick’s vast experience in a university level aviation programs will allow Ozarka College to launch the aviation …

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  • Retreat camps burglarized

    When Sikeston, Missouri brothers John and Aubrey Sanders showed up at their “getaway” campsite in the Newark area Monday morning, they didn’t find any tranquility. The camps of both men had been burglarized. The brothers told Independence County Deputy James Wood they had not been …

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  • C-Ridge bands set concert

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District bands will present their annual Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gym at Newark. The concert will feature bands from beginning through advanced levels under the direction of Billy Madison. Admission is free and …

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  • Three local 4-H’ers win at State O’Rama

    State 4-H record book winners for 2014 are Sarah Bunch and Delenn Kesselring, both of the Batesville Club, and Braden Mead of the Livestock Club. All three winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Congress in Atlanta in November 2015 and will receive …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 1, 2003.

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  • Local cities recognized for ‘healthy’ efforts

    LITTLE ROCK — Just call Batesville and Charlotte blossoming and thriving communities. The Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention is. The two are among 53 throughout the state recently recognized by the coalition for working to reduce obesity through its Growing Healthy Communities program. The program …

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  • Library Memorials

    The following memorials have been received by the Independence County Library’s endowment fund: Aline E. Mobley — Raymond and Diane LaCroix; Bob and Deborah Stroud; and Athena Study Club John Norman Harkey — Bill and Anne Luster; and the Stalker and Magouyrk families Elsie Cason …

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  • Holiday season brings to mind laughter, food

    I love this time of year. It makes me think of times with family and friends — gathered around the table, stuffed so much that it hurts to move with lots of laughter in the air. And while holidays are still filled with laughter and …

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